Gas Cylinders are heavy and can present a high centre of gravity relative to the user.
Ensure that you are trained to use the gas moving trollies and that you are able to deal with the mass [weight] of the cylinder and trolley before you attempt to move them. You must be trained to handle gas cylinders.
|Check cylinder is upright [vertical] in the storage area||Move a cylinder which is in a horizontal, or obviously unstable, position – seek assistance from safety officer(s).|
|Check the mass [weight] of the chosen cylinder by gentle rocking to gauge your ability to move it [unchain from the stillage if necessary].
Move a cylinder with a valve key [spanner] in the valve.
|Safety Footwear must be worn to handle cylinders. Use risk assessment to determine if other PPE is required [e.g. gloves/eye protection].||Churn the cylinder for excessive distances.|
|Ensure correct identity tag is attached to the neck of the cylinder.
||Move a cylinder if there is any obvious leakage from it.|
|Select a suitable cylinder trolley for the size of the cylinder||Leave a cylinder unrestrained.|
|Unchain the cylinder and ease out of the stillage by alternate tip and roll technique.|
|Churn* the cylinder to move it, locate into the trolley and secure by the chain|
|Ease the trolley backwards to take the load off the ground.|
|Move to the point of use.|
|Repeat the process in reverse to mount the cylinder.|
|Secure by restraint.|
|Hang tag on hook|
*churn = tilt slightly towards you from vertical, support the weight; carefully rotate the cylinder so to move over the surface. TRAINING REQUIRED.
Gas cylinder and transport trolley
|Note : this is just one type of trolley