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When you collect cylinders from an AGA sales point, you will be provided with the information you need to establish your obligations under the Carriage of Dangerous Goods.
Everyone carrying gas cylinders in a vehicle should follow basic safety requirements:
- Drivers should be trained in:
- The associated hazards and dangers of the goods
- Safe handling of gas cylinders
- Emergency procedures and the use of fire fighting appliances.
- All training should be recorded and kept by both the employee and employer.
- The training should be periodically supplemented with refresher training to take account of regulation changes and should be verified upon commencing a new employment.
- Vehicles used for the transportation of gas cylinders should be open. If this cannot be achieved the vehicle should be well ventilated. Toxic gases must not be carried in a closed vehicle unless specifically designed for the purpose.
- A 2 Kg fire extinguisher is required on all vehicles carrying gas cylinders to fight engine and cab fires.
- Cylinder valves must be closed whilst in transit and any equipment disconnected.
- Cylinders should be secured properly and should not project beyond the sides or ends of the vehicle.
- Cylinder labels are attached to all AGA cylinders. The label is produced in accordance with the current legislation, and you must never remove or deface these labels.
- If a leak is suspected - park the vehicle in a safe place and contact the Emergency Service in case of acute event, or AGA.
- In addition to these general requirements, you may need to make specific provision if your load is above a certain threshold. It is each driver’s responsibility to know whether the load they are carrying is above the threshold.
Movement of cylinders within the works boundaries should be carried out with the same care as when moving them on the general highway. Cylinders must be properly secured when being moved and, if transported in a van, precautions must be taken to avoid build up of gas which might affect the driver