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

  • 30 Nov 2016
  • Business continuity
  • Fire Safety Management
  • Firefighter safety
  • Hazardous materials

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.