The Carriage of Small Quantities of Gas Cylinders - revised information


The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has made revisions to this leaflet, which highlights the legal and basic safety requirements for transporting small quantities of gas cylinders on a vehicle whilst at work and provides advice if transporting gas cylinders for personal use.


The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations sets the legal framework for the transport of dangerous goods in Great Britain for work purposes, implementing the Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR). Gases are classified as Class 2 dangerous goods. Anyone carrying gas cylinders in a vehicle in the course of their work has to comply with these Regulations.


The Regulations are intended to protect everyone who is either directly involved, or who might become effected (such as members of the emergency services) by the carriage of dangerous goods by road.


The leaflet can be found here.


British Compressed Gases Association August 2021

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