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Gas Cylinders Storage And Handling Safe Work Method Statement


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Gas Cylinders Storage And Handling Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing the Gas Cylinders Storage And Handling Safe Work Method Statement – your comprehensive and editable tool for ensuring your workplace is safe and compliant.

Here are the key features of our product:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: Our Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) comes pre-filled with all the necessary details, ensuring you cover all the essential aspects of safe gas cylinder storage and handling.
  • Fully editable and customisable: Our SWMS is easily editable in Microsoft Word format, giving you the flexibility to customise it according to your specific workplace requirements.
  • Includes project scope and details: Our SWMS includes a clear and concise scope of the project and project details, helping you stay focused on the task at hand and reduce the risk of errors or oversights.
  • Includes checklist of high-risk machinery: Our SWMS includes a checklist of any high-risk machinery on site, helping you identify potential hazards and take the necessary precautions to minimise risks.
  • Includes space for recording staff training: Our SWMS includes space for recording any staff training related to gas cylinder storage and handling, ensuring everyone on the team is adequately trained and prepared.
  • Includes before and after risk ratings: Our SWMS includes before and after risk ratings, allowing you to track the effectiveness of your safety measures and identify areas for improvement.
  • Includes legislative references: Our SWMS includes resources for use of legislative references, ensuring you stay up-to-date with the latest safety regulations and guidelines.
  • Includes all required PPE: Our SWMS includes a list of all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), ensuring your workers are adequately protected from potential hazards.
  • Includes risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: Our SWMS includes a risk assessment and risk assessment matrix, allowing you to identify and manage risks effectively.
  • Includes implementation checklist: Our SWMS includes a checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS, reducing the risk of errors or oversights.
  • Includes sign-off page: Our SWMS includes a sign-off page for all workers and responsible persons, ensuring everyone is aware of their responsibilities and accountable for their actions.
  • Easy to use, easy to customise: Our SWMS is designed to be user-friendly and straightforward to use, making it easy to customise and implement in your workplace.
  • Suitable for large contracts and tenders: Our SWMS is suitable for large contracts and tenders, including tier 1 contractual work.
  • Instantly delivered download: Our SWMS is available for instant download, ensuring you have immediate access to the tool you need to keep your workplace safe and compliant.

At Bluesafe, we believe that safety is a top priority, and our SWMS for gas cylinder storage and handling is an essential tool for achieving a safe and compliant workplace. Get your copy today and take the first step towards a safer workplace.

Here is some safety information related to storage and handling of gas cylinders.



  1. Follow all instructions provided in this SWMS.
  2. Inspect gas cylinders for damage before use.
  3. Store and handle gas cylinders in accordance with this SWMS.
  4. Report any damage or leaks to their supervisor.
  5. Use personal protective equipment (PPE) as required.
  6. Immediately evacuate the area if there is a gas leak or other emergency.


  1. Ensure that all workers are trained in the safe storage and handling of gas cylinders.
  2. Conduct regular inspections of gas cylinders and storage areas.
  3. Ensure that control measures are implemented to mitigate hazards associated with gas cylinders.
  4. Investigate and report all incidents and near misses.


  1. Fire and explosion caused by ignition of flammable gases.
  2. Asphyxiation caused by displacement of oxygen in the air.
  3. Toxicity caused by inhalation of gases.
  4. Physical injury caused by falling or improperly stored gas cylinders.

Control Measures:

  1. Gas cylinders must be stored in a secure and well-ventilated area.
  2. Gas cylinders must be stored away from sources of heat and ignition.
  3. Gas cylinders must be secured to prevent falling.
  4. Gas cylinders must be stored upright and properly labeled.
  5. Workers must wear appropriate PPE, including gloves, safety glasses, and respirators, when handling gas cylinders.
  6. Workers must inspect gas cylinders for damage before use.
  7. Workers must be trained in the safe storage and handling of gas cylinders.
  8. Workers must report any damage or leaks to their supervisor.
  9. A gas leak detection system must be installed in areas where gas cylinders are stored.

Emergency Procedures:

  1. In the event of a gas leak or other emergency, workers must immediately evacuate the area.
  2. Workers must alert their supervisor and emergency services, as appropriate.
  3. Workers must not attempt to control the leak unless they are properly trained and equipped to do so.
  4. If safe to do so, workers must shut off the gas supply and close all valves.
  5. Workers must not re-enter the area until it has been deemed safe to do so by a qualified person.

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hey everyone, it’s your friend Gary and today I want to talk about a very important topic – the dangers and safety recommendations for storage and handling of gas cylinders. This is something that can’t be taken lightly as it can have serious consequences if not done properly.

First of all, let’s talk about the dangers of gas cylinders. These cylinders can contain compressed gases that are under high pressure, and if not handled properly, they can be extremely dangerous. One of the most significant dangers is the risk of explosion or fire. This can happen if the cylinder is damaged, or if it’s exposed to heat or flames. If a cylinder is not stored properly, it can also pose a risk of leaks, which can lead to exposure to hazardous gases.

Therefore, it’s essential to handle gas cylinders with extreme care and follow the safety recommendations for their storage and handling. Here are some tips that can help you ensure the safe handling and storage of gas cylinders:

  1. Store gas cylinders in a cool and dry place: Gas cylinders should be stored in a well-ventilated area that is cool and dry. Avoid storing them in areas that are exposed to direct sunlight or heat sources. This is because high temperatures can increase the pressure inside the cylinder and make it more prone to leaks or explosions.
  2. Keep gas cylinders upright: Gas cylinders should always be stored in an upright position. This helps prevent the valve from getting damaged, which can lead to leaks or explosions. Additionally, ensure that the cylinders are properly secured and are not at risk of falling over.
  3. Use the right equipment: It’s essential to use the right equipment when handling gas cylinders. This includes using the right regulator and fittings for the type of gas being used. Using the wrong equipment can result in leaks or explosions.
  4. Don’t tamper with the cylinder: Gas cylinders should not be tampered with or modified in any way. This can compromise the integrity of the cylinder and make it more prone to leaks or explosions. Additionally, never attempt to repair a damaged cylinder yourself. Always seek the help of a professional.
  5. Label cylinders correctly: It’s important to label gas cylinders correctly to avoid confusion. This includes labelling them with the name of the gas and any other relevant information such as the date of manufacture or expiry date.
  6. Train employees: If you are handling gas cylinders in a workplace, ensure that all employees are trained in the safe handling and storage of gas cylinders. This includes understanding the risks associated with gas cylinders and how to handle them safely.

By following these tips, you can minimise the risks associated with gas cylinders and ensure that they are handled safely. Remember, the safe handling and storage of gas cylinders is not something that can be taken lightly. It requires attention to detail and a commitment to safety.

In conclusion, gas cylinders are a necessary component of many industries, but they can be dangerous if not handled properly. It’s essential to follow the safety recommendations for their storage and handling to minimise the risk of accidents or injuries. Remember, safety should always be your top priority when handling gas cylinders. Stay safe, everyone!


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