Mobile Oxy/Fuel Equipment Annual Inspections
It is not the Law but…
Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, an employer or self-employed person has a responsibility to provide and maintain plant and systems that are, so far as reasonably practical, safe and without risk to health.
Statutory Instrument 1998 No. 2306: The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 requires that the user of an installed system and the owner of a mobile system shall ensure that the system is properly maintained in good repair, so as to prevent danger.
The BCGA’s Code of Practice 7 (CP7) (the safe use of oxy-fuel gas equipment) and Guidance Notes 7 (GN7) (the safe use of individual portable or mobile cylinder gas supply equipment) recommends that regulators and flashback arrestors be checked annually and replaced every five years. Checks need to be undertaken by a person who has sufficient practical experience of oxy-fuel gas equipment and theoretical knowledge of the functioning of the equipment, the properties of gases used, the potential defects and hazards that may occur and their importance to the integrity and safety of the equipment.
Consequently, gas welding and cutting equipment must be checked regularly.
Peter Gibbs is licensed for CP7 Testing and will conduct a full and thorough examination of your equipment providing you with an appropriate certificate for your records.
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