OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 10 Fire and Explosion Hazards

Section 173 Horizontal cylinder storage

(1) An employer must ensure that a compressed gas cylinder that is horizontal when it is transported or used in a vehicle

(a) is in a storage compartment that incorporates a structure of sufficient strength to prevent the cylinder from passing through it should the valve end of the cylinder be damaged and vent its contents in an uncontrolled manner,

(b) is in a storage compartment that incorporates a means of securing the cylinder that stops the cylinder moving within the compartment and puts the bottom of the cylinder in direct contact with the structure in clause (a), and

(c) is protected against scoring during insertion into, and removal from, the storage compartment.

(2) An employer must ensure that the regulator on a compressed gas cylinder that is horizontal when it is transported or used in a vehicle is protected from damage by other equipment in the storage compartment.

(3) An employer must ensure that a storage compartment on a vehicle from which welding services are provided is certified by a professional engineer as meeting the requirements of subsections (1) and (2).