Compressed & Cryogenic Gas Safety & Training

image002 CTaylor & Taylor Consultants are a leading international supplier of compressed and cryogenic gas safety solutions and training services to end-users in a broad spectrum of different industries, processes and applications. We are acutely aware of the hazards and risks associated with gases, gas cylinders, supply systems, equipment and processes.

Taylor & Taylor Consultants can assist clients to ensure that their company, organisation and employees/contractors are fully trained, competent and safe with compressed and cryogenic gases, cylinders, pressure systems and equipment.

We can identify safety performance gaps in processes and applications where gases are utilised and discuss the options available to bridge the gaps and deliver appropriate solutions.

image004 CEngaging with Taylor & Taylor Consultants is the way to be equipped with the knowledge, training, skills and competency to work safely and ensure a 'zero harm' environment for everyone.

Our reputation precedes us as a provider of choice and a deliverer of 'make a difference' Gas Safety Workshops. As we are focused on our client's safety in the workplace with industrial compressed and cryogenic gases, we constantly review methods by which we can improve, extend and enhance our reputation as a complete Gas Safety Workshops and gas safety solutions provider, in Canada, the USA and abroad.

Why You Need Gas Safety Training

image012image006 CHundreds of people are killed in preventable accidents at work each year and over one million people are injured. Add to that, over two million people who suffer illness or have illnesses made worse simply by their work. Working safely with, in or around industrial gases is an area most often overlooked until something goes wrong. Safety leaders, risk assessors and employees/contractors can sometimes fail to take the hazards and risks associated with industrial gases and equipment into account, perhaps through ignorance, fear or complacency. Risk assessment must include gases, systems, bulk tanks, mini-tanks, cylinders, equipment and processes and determine the full scope of associated training required to minimise risk.

The Piper Alpha disaster, fatalities at European, North American and Canadian installations and the Texas City disaster in particular have and will continue to have an impact on attitudes to workplace safety, training, competency and maintenance regimes.

image014The spate of commonly reported accidents and incidents, particularly involving acetylene cylinders, hot-work on tanks and drums, releases of toxic gases or workspaces filled with inert gas atmospheres also raises questions about safety, training and competency. Recently, the UK introduced the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, which, alongside the ramifications already being felt in the UK and the rest of the world, is engaging the minds of those responsible for safety in the workplace and all that it entails.

Industrial gases associations worldwide, including the Compressed Gas Association (CGA), the European Industrial Gases Association (EIGA) and the British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) promote the need for safety, training and safe systems of work through on-going campaigns, as does the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) in the USA.

Safety training, along with skills and competency training is very important. Whilst it is reasonable to assume that gases, cylinders and pressure systems are safe to work with, that assumption can only be a verifiable fact if the workforce is fully trained, skilled and competent working within an approved safe system of work (and of course, that the equipment and systems are safe and fit for purpose within a safe system of work).

Investing in Gas Safety Workshops:

Enables

organisations to meet the legal duty to protect the health and safety of employees

Helps

to ensure employees are not harmed by the work they perform

Raises

safety profile

Creates

a safe, skilled competent workforce

Reduces

risk to business

Enables

safe approach to deal with incidents, should they occur

Reduces

likeliness of accidents occurring

Motivates

employees

Improves

employee and business performance

Develops

the desired culture of safety

image012CA fully trained, safety orientated workforce is a safer and happier workforce, better equipped to contribute to increased performance as individuals, as teams and as a company.

Our experience and reputation in the compressed and cryogenic industrial gases safety business is enviable and we are focussed on this market as a core activity. Embrace the need to address safety with gas, cylinder and pressure systems safety training by contacting Taylor & Taylor Consultants and embark on making the working environment a safer place to be.

If there is a need for a Gas Safety Workshop for an application or process not mentioned, then do contact us to discuss the specific requirement. Shortened, refresher Gas Safety Workshops are also available, which should be undertaken every 2 to 3 years after any initial training has occurred. Just inform Taylor & Taylor what is required and we will propose a solution.

image023Gas Safety Workshops

image014CGas Safety Workshops from Taylor & Taylor Consultants are of the highest standard and apart from the obvious safety benefits, will enable clients to comply with the mandatory requirements for provision of training for employees and the self-employed under current CANOSH and OHSA federal and provincial legislation.

"Small enough to care, BIG enough to deliver" says it all about the truly personal touch to the design and delivery of Taylor & Taylor Consultants’ gas safety solutions, be it a Gas Safety Workshop, or gas safety competency training, gas safety advice, gas safety risk assessment or gas safety site audits. We also deliver gas manifold inspections, gas equipment inspections, gas safety management policies and procedures, gas system standing operating procedures (SOPs), training needs analysis, competency frameworks and practical assessments.

Taylor & Taylor Consultants can deliver Gas Safety Workshops to any industry, process or location. The diversity of our clients, their people and cultures are key considerations of ours and are representative of our own practices and the strength of our global brand. 
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Unique! Your Gas Safety Workshops and learning events will be truly BESPOKE, innovimage020Cative and designed and delivered in direct consultation with you and feature your own systems, installations, working practices and personalities, thereby making for a truly interactive, constructive and enjoyable learning event. There are no stale generic, or ‘cookie-cutter’ training packages on the shelf.

Our Gas Safety Workshops are affordable and priced to be within the budget of all discerning organisations that genuinely are looking for a safety solution with added value at no extra cost.

image022CBeing unique, we do not award our certificates on attendance! Instead, all participants will be assessed and if successful, will be awarded a Taylor & Taylor Consultants “Certificate of Achievement". This applies also to any practical training and where, if required, assessment can be designed to fit the client's competency framework. If the client does not have a competency framework, then Taylor & Taylor Consultants can assist there too as we are also training specialists, not just engineers, technicians or people in suits!

There are no big egos here either to detract from the real issue of your organisation's safety. Our solutions are matched to each client's desired results and improvement in safety and performance. Yes, we are unique here at Taylor & Taylor Consultants, as indeed are each and every client of ours.

Our Gas Safety Workshops, training courses and seminars draw on over 20 years of knoimage024Cwledge, experience and expertise in dealing with the safe handling, use, storage and transportation of industrial gases in sectors such as Aerospace, Nuclear, Utilities, Defence, Shipping, Offshore Oil & Gas, Mining, Analytical, Research, Welding & Fabrication, Semiconductors, Construction, Food & Beverage, Petro-Chemical, Medical, Pharmaceutical, Heavy Engineering, Transportation, Agriculture, Education, Chemical and Demolition. We have worked closely with UK Government Agencies, Fire Brigades, Higher Educational Establishments and the Chemical Industry, and here too in Canada and the USA.

Our cimage026Company, previously known as Teksol Industrial Gas Safety, has an impressive track record and portfolio of clients who continue to turn to us for their industrial compressed and cryogenic Gas Safety Workshops, gas safety training and safety solutions. We are today one of the world's leading gas safety training and gas safety solution providers for all land and sea based industries that utilise industrial gases, manifolds, pressure systems, pipework and pipeline installations, gas cylinders, bulk supplies and cryogenic liquid gases.

Now that we are in the Canadian and USA market, we aim to be the best in everything we do here too, particularly with our Gas Safety Workshops and to be trusted to deliver excellence in every aspect of our operations.

Here are just some of our Gas Safety Workshops:

Gas Safety Workshop

Safety Awareness - Inert, Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Oxidant & Pyrophoric Gases

Gas Safety Workshop

Cylinder Safe Handling - Manual Handling, Storage & Transportation

Gas Safety Workshop

Cylinder and Equipment - Connecting, Pressurisation & Use

Gas Safety Workshop

Inert Gases - Welding - MIG & TIG - Safe Handling & Use

Gas Safety Workshop

Inert Gases - Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Food & Drink - Safe Handling & Use

Gas Safety Workshop

Medical Gases - Safe Handling & Use

Gas Safety Workshop

Busy Manager 'Essentials' - Awareness & Legal Obligations

Gas Safety Workshop

Laboratory - Analytical & Industrial Gases - Safe Handling & Use

Gas Safety Workshop

Plasma Nitride - Case Hardening - Safe Handling & Use of Process Gases & Equipment

Gas Safety Workshop

Laser Gases – Application, Safe Handling, Cylinder Changing, Purging, Venting & Use

Gas Safety Workshop

Liquid Nitrogen LN2 - Safe Handling & Use - Bulk Tanks, Vessels, Mini-tanks & Dewars

Gas Safety Workshop

Cryogenic Gases - Safe Handling & Use (CO2, O2, He, Ar etc.)

Gas Safety Workshop

Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG - Safety Awareness

Gas Safety Workshop

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Forklift Trucks, Cylinders & Refuelling

Gas Safety Workshop

Oxy-Acetylene (Oxy-Fuel) - Welding, Cutting & Thermal Spray

Gas Safety Workshop

Plasma Spray, Thermal Spray, Flame Spray, Combustion Spray & HVOF

Gas Safety Workshop

Oxy-Propane (Oxy-Fuel) - Cutting, Gouging & Brazing

Gas Safety Workshop

Propane - Heating Torch - Safe Handling & Use

Gas Safety Workshop

Mobile & Portable Gas Equipment Inspection

Gas Safety Workshop

Thermite Welding of Rail - Pre-heating & Safe Use

Gas Safety Workshop

Hydrogen and Hydrogen Oxygen Generator - Safe Use

Gas Safety Workshop

Gas Manifolds - Manual & Auto-Change - Safe Operation

Gas Safety Workshop

Speciality, Electronic & Calibration Gases - Safe Handling & Use

Gas Safety Workshop

Toxic Gases - Gas Control Cabinets, Panels & Cylinder Changing - Safe Handling & Use

Gas Safety Workshop

Wafer Fabrication and Microelectronics

Gas Safety Workshop

Aircraft Ground Support Equipment (GSE) - Breathing Air, Nitrogen, Liquid Oxygen (LOX), LOX Pots & Equipment

Gas Safety Workshop

Single Cylinder, Cylinder Bulk Packs - Manifolds & Workstations

Gas Safety Workshop

Industrial Gas Pressure Systems - Compressed & Cryogenic - Gas Supply, Manifolds, Vaporisers, Pumps, Valves, Pressure Relief, Pipelines, Controls – Design Safe & Safe Operation

image031If a Gas Safety Workshop for an application or process is not listed, then do please contact us to discuss the specific requirement. We can build and "blend" content to meet any desired learning output. Shortened, refresher Gas Safety Workshops are also available, which should be undertaken every 2 to 3 years after any initial training has occurred.

Learning Content

A typical Gas Safety Workshop is one day long and can involve up to ten participants. It will have been customised or made bespoke to a client's learning outcome requirements, processes and procedures and will be delivered at the client site of their choosing anywhere in Canada, USA or overseas.

image030CA typical Gas Safety Workshop aims to:

  • Empower participants with knowledge and practical skills to handle, use, store, move and transport gas and gas cylinders and use cylinder workstations, manifolds and equipment correctly and safely
  • Inform and update attendees on current codes of practice and legislation
  • Help improve safety within participating organisations

 

image032CA typical Gas Safety Workshop has the objectives linked to the aims so that the participants will have an understanding of the following aspects and will be able to demonstrate their understanding and new practical skills in:

Properties

and hazards of Inert, Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Oxidant & Pyrophoric gases

Importance

of product knowledge and the usefulness of MSDS

Legislation

and Codes of Practice governing safety in the workplace

Safe

systems of work

Storage

of gas cylinders - segregation, safe distances, store location, marking, access, emergency procedures, control and training requirements

Transportation

of gas cylinders in vehicles -  legal and safety requirements, risk assessment

Accident

causation and prevention

Gas

cylinders  - design differences for different products, effect of heat on cylinders, cylinder testing, features and function of valves, correct identification of gases, selecting cylinders and preparation for service, decanting hazards, dangers of misuse of cylinders, damaged cylinders

Hazards

of gases and what can happen if the gases are incorrectly used, handled, stored and moved about

Oxygen

hazards when in contact with oil and oil based materials; procedures to be adopted in the event of oil contamination

Oxygen

deficiency and enrichment hazards

Detection

of low and high volumes of gases in the work area, alarms and emergency procedures

Asphyxiation

hazards of inert atmospheres

Explosive

ranges of flammable gases and cause and effect of thermal dissociation

Leak

testing using the correct material and the frequency to be done

Cylinder

handling - legal and safety requirements, risk assessment, hazards of free-standing unsecured gas cylinders, correct Personal Protective Equipment, mechanical handling devices

Compressed

Gases Association, Codes of Practice, Guidance Notes and their legal implications in the workplace

Identification

of hazards and assessing the risks when working with compressed gases, cylinders and equipment

Manifolds

and gas cylinder workstations – features, control, auto-change

Emergency

procedure for cylinders in fires

Emergency

shut down procedure for flashback situations

Cause

and effects of gas cylinder explosion

Securing

the gas cylinder to the manifold/workstation

Preparing

the gas cylinder for service (checking the cylinder valve outlet etc.)

Connecting

and disconnecting gas cylinders

Selecting

and checking connecting hoses, including attached anti-whip wire and non-return valves where appropriate

Selection

and safe use of gas controls, pressure regulators, safety devices and other equipment

Checking

control equipment (pressure regulator), NRVs, flashback arrestors etc. for safe connection and use

Setting

correct working pressures, pressurisation of the system, purging and leak testing procedure

Dealing

with a leak

Start-up

the system (purge & light-up if flammable system), use of gas control equipment, adjust pressures and trim flame

Shut-down

of system (including venting where necessary), stow-away equipment, (refit gas cylinder valve caps where necessary)

image034CAlmost every Gas Safety Workshop is an inter-active gas safety learning event, complete with demonstrations and participant practical activities whether on single cylinder workstations, gas manifolds or cryogenic tanks, dewars and serviceable gas control equipment, safety pressure relief valves, regulators and connecting hoses/pig-tails. If demonstrations and practical activity by participants are not required, then delivery will be a shortened ‘chalk and talk’ seminar.

image035COxy-Acetylene

If a Gas Safety Workshop - Oxy-Acetylene is chosen, the content directly focuses on those gases and addresses accident causes, current legislation, properties and hazards of gases, MSDS, identifying hazards, risk assessment, fire precautions, implementation a safe system of work and emergency procedures for flashbacks, The Compressed Gases Association, Codes of Practice and Guidance Notes, gas cylinder storage, transportation and handling, gas cylinder design and different types, effect of heat on cylinders, drums and tanks, Hot Work precautions, cylinder testing, function of valves, correct identification of gases, selecting cylinders and preparation for service, dangers of misusimage053e of cylinders, damaged cylinders, gas cylinder handling, correct Personal Protective Equipment, pressure regulators, new and service exchange, repairs, hoses, control equipment, connecting and disconnecting gas cylinders, pressure settings, operating workstations, checks and inspection of equipment.

Participants will be able to demonstrate the correct method of selecting and preparing image039Cgas cylinders for service, connecting and disconnecting oxygen and acetylene gas cylinders, correctly selecting and using safe gas control pressure regulators, flashback arrestor safety devices, non-return valves and equipment, assembling a workstation selection of correct working pressures (and flow control where process application demands it), pressurisation and leak testing procedures, correct start-up, with a purge, operation and shut-down of an Oxy-Acetylene workstation, leaving it safe for the next person to use. Additionally, participants will know what goes into creating a safe system of work and the actions and procedures to be taken in the event of leakage, unsafe equipment, equipment failure or an incident, flashback, fire or accident.

Liquid Nitrogen

image014 pIf a Gas Safety Workshop - Liquid Nitrogen (LN2) is chosen, then this too is an inter-active gas safety learning event, complete with demonstrations and competency-based practical activities on bulk liquid tanks, cryogenic mini-tanks, dewars and other liquid nitrogen gas equipment (as specified by the client). The content is adjusted according to the supply systems the client has on site, after all, not everyone will have a bulk tank supply and those that do may have no need to operate the tank at all as it will be configured for automatic supply, shut off and re-supply. Participants, wearing the correct PPE will also decant LN2 and put it to use.

image042CThe content includes current legislation, properties and hazards of liquid nitrogen, importance of product knowledge and MSDS, current legislation and Codes of Practice, oxygen deficiency hazard, localised oxygen enrichment hazard, fire and explosion hazards, risk assessment, safe systems of work, personal protective equipment, precautions, confined spaces, ventilation, forced air extraction, gas detection, monitor and alarm requirements, safe and correct use of liquid nitrogen bulk tanks, cryogenic mini-tanks, dewars and equipment, excess pressure relief methods and devices, liquid and gas take-offs, safe and correct movement, handling and storage of liquid nitrogen, tanker delivery and control on site, equipment standards and inspection procedures, emergency procedures, rescue and first aid, demonstrations of safe and correct use of cryogenic Liquid Nitrogen with active practical participation by delegates to gain experience and have their understanding and competence assessed. Successful participants are awarded a Certificate of Achievement.

image045CFull details of all of our Gas Safety Workshops are available on request.

Gas Safety Audit and Supportimage047C

Control and manage risk by engaging Taylor & Taylor Consultants to conduct or lead Gas Safety Audits to identify, control and manage risk with gases, cylinders and pressure systems by providing competent evaluation, inspection, audit and professional advice 

We can identify the hazards, carryout the risk assessment, write Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Safe Working Procedures (SWPs) and provide competence-based practical training to operate processes that utilise industrial compressed and cryogenic gases.

We can assist with any aspect of industrial compressed and cryogenic gas safety and usage, including the following:

Cylinder

storage / Bulk gases

Gas

detection systems

Oxygen

low volume detection, calculation of volumes, voids, deficiencies and positioning of detectors

Thermal

spray booth safety

Wafer

fabrication gas handling and safety

Welding

and cutting safety

Laboratory

gas safety

Confined

spaces

Workstation

gas control and process equipment

Pressure

systems, manifolds and pipelines

Legislation

regulations - Codes of Practice and Standards

Competency

frameworks and assessment

Safety

Gap analysis, audits - risk assessments

Project

engineering and management - process improvement processes

Technical

solutions - equipment inspection

In-service

defect rectification support - documentation, pre-use check lists, operating procedures

ISO & BS

accreditation guidance for Quality (ISO 9001) and Occupational Health & Safety (BS 18001 & ISO 45001) management systems

Handbook

production - operating and safety material

SOPs

Standard Operating Procedures

JHA

Job Hazard Assessments

SWPs

Safe Working Procedures

image049CLet Taylor & Taylor Consultants provide your compressed and cryogenic industrial gas solution, be it a Gas Safety Workshop, gas safety training, gas safety advice, gas safety risk assessments, gas safety site audits, gas manifold inspections, gas equipment inspections, a gas safety management policy framework, a pressure systems inspection and maintenance procedure, training needs analysis, competency frameworks or competency assessments.

Practical support is available on all aspects surrounding compressed and cryogenic industrial image051Cgas safety, pressure systems, manifolds, pipe-work installations, multiple cylinder banks, gas cylinders, bulk supplies, bulk liquid tanks, mini-tanks, dewars, aircraft gas ground support equipment, LOX pots, systems etc. to ensure safety, and compliance with legal, insurance and Safety Management Systems requirements.

Contact Taylor & Taylor Consultants if you'd like further assistance on any aspect of compressed and cryogenic gas safety and training.