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Grizzly
08-06-2009, 06:17 PM
Can anyone advise me as to what is the legal requirements (within the U.K.)
For a conventional wire mesh Refrigerant Storage Cage?
Meaning- How far from any building does it need to be?
And what signage is required to be fitted to one?

I hope someone can advise as we have a overzealous ex regional fire officer.
Who is being a real pain!:mad:
Grizzly

taz24
08-06-2009, 06:34 PM
Can anyone advise me as to what is the legal requirements (within the U.K.)
For a conventional wire mesh Refrigerant Storage Cage?
Meaning- How far from any building does it need to be?
And what signage is required to be fitted to one?

I hope someone can advise as we have a overzealous ex regional fire officer.
Who is being a real pain!:mad:
Grizzly


Hi Grizz.

I can't find anything specific yet but this.

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/media/The%20safe%20use%20of%20gas%20cylinders.pdf

http://www.hse.gov.uk/cdg/pdf/safusgc.pdf

It just tells you what you Know and in doing so it proves that you only have to take reasonable precautions.

I'll keep looking.

taz.

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taz24
08-06-2009, 06:44 PM
Hi Grizz.


Storage

Gas cylinders should not be stored for excessive periods of time. Only purchase sufficient quantities of gas to cover short-term needs.

Rotate stocks of gas cylinders to ensure first in is first used.

Store gas cylinders in a dry, safe place on a flat surface in the open air. If this is not reasonably practicable, store in an adequately ventilated building or part of a building specifically reserved for this purpose.

Gas cylinders containing flammable gas should not be stored in part of a building used for other purposes.

Protect gas cylinders from external heat sources that may adversely affect their mechanical integrity.

Gas cylinders should be stored away from sources of ignition and other flammable materials.

Avoid storing gas cylinders so that they stand or lie in water.

Ensure the valve is kept shut on empty cylinders to prevent contaminants getting in.

Store gas cylinders securely when they are not in use. They should be properly
restrained, unless designed to be freestanding.

Gas cylinders must be clearly marked to show what they contain and the hazards associated with their contents.

Store cylinders where they are not vulnerable to hazards caused by impact, eg from vehicles such as fork-lift trucks.

That is from the HSE.

taz.

Argus
08-06-2009, 07:49 PM
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You may ask him to be specific with regard to the exact regulation that he has in mind.


Once you have that you may construct a reasonable method statement for compliance.

He can't refuse a reasonable request for information.

If he does or ignores it you have a reasonable ground for complaint.



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Grizzly
08-06-2009, 09:13 PM
Thanks Guys.
I appreciate your assistance and efforts.
I know from my past as a site based Engineer that there are specific requirements.
But I don't remember where we referenced them from?
Anyway If I manage to find anything else out I will let you both know.
Once again thanks for the assistance.
Steve.