Regulations and Guidance
Make sure you're compliant with the latest Regulations and Legislation surrounding confined spaces and gas detection requirements for your business and the different recommendations applicable for different countries, regions and municipalities.
It is, for example, mandated in Germany to have CO2 safety systems where there is a risk of harmful levels of CO2. Just a small increase of 1.5% CO2 over a short time period can be harmful to humans and an increase of just 0.5% over an 8 hour period will start to have a physiological affect on the body.
Take a look at the links to documents below which are applicable to different countries.
|Country||Name of Reg||Regulation|
|US||IFC 2018||Section 5307 Compressed Gases Not Otherwise Regulated and Chapter 50 Hazardous Materials – General Provisions|
|US||NBIC 2017||2017 NBIC Part 1 Supplement 3 for Installations and 2017 NBIC Part 2 Supplement 12 for Inspections|
|US||NFPA 55 (2016)||NFPA 55: Compressed gases and cryogenic fluids code|
|US||OSHA - permissible exposure limits (1970)||Health and Safety at Work etc Act|
|Europe||EH40 (2011, 2005)||EH40 workplace exposure limits|
|UK||Safe Work In Confined Spaces (2014) and HSE Confined Spaces Regulations (1997)||Working in confined spaces - gas monitoring advice from the HSE|
|UK||BS 6173 (2009)||Specification for installation and maintenance of gas-fired catering appliances for use in all types of catering establishments|
|Italy||Nitrogen Storage Guidelines (2016)||Changes to guidelines for oxygen monitoring in Italy|
|Australia||AS5034 - Installation and use of inert gases for beverage dispensing (2005)||AS5034 compliance in beverage dispensing|