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About RISCAuthority

RISCAuthority is an annually funded research scheme, supported by a significant group of UK insurers, that conducts research in support of the development and dissemination of best practice on the protection of property and business.

Acting as a portal for communication between its membership and other stakeholders, RISCAuthority is well placed to offer advice and receive notification on all relevant subject matter. Underpinned by extensive research, RISCAuthority publishes through the Fire Protection Association (FPA), extensive guides and recommendations for risk mitigation in the areas of Fire and Security.

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London Seminar Presentations

London Seminar Presentations

27 October 2016

Thank you to all our members who attended the recent London Seminar; copies of speaker presentations are now available to download.

RC49 Recommendations for the storage, handling and use of acetylene cylinders

RC49 Recommendations for the storage, handling and use of acetylene cylinders

30 November 2016

These recommendations give guidance to insurers and fire safety managers regarding the unique risk that acetylene cylinders present in the workplace. Of particular importance is the threat to business continuity if an acetylene cylinder is involved in a fire. A hidden threat may be acetylene cylinders being involved in a fire on neighbouring premises. These recommendations describe the impact that incidents involving acetylene cylinders can have on a business. They outline the need for the use of acetylene cylinders in the workplace to be minimised and hot work undertaken with the minimum of risk.