When you collect cylinders from a Linde sales point, the Linde agent will inform you of your obligations regarding the carriage of dangerous goods.
Anyone transporting gas cylinders in a vehicle should follow basic safety requirements:
Drivers should be trained in:
the hazards and dangers of the goods they are handling
the safe handling of gas cylinders
emergency procedures and the use of fire-fighting equipment
All training should be recorded and the records should be kept by both the employee and employer.
Employees should regularly participate in refresher courses that cover any changes to regulations. Employers should verify which courses new employees have attended.
Gas cylinders should be transported in open vehicles. If this is not possible, vehicles should be well ventilated. Toxic gases must not be carried in a closed vehicle unless it has been specifically designed for this purpose.
The transport of toxic materials require some additional measures and equipment and should never been carried out by untrained personnel!
All vehicles carrying gas cylinders must be equipped with a two kg fire extinguisher for fighting engine and cab fires.
Cylinder valves must be closed whilst in transit and any equipment disconnected. Furthermore the cylinder cap must be attached for transport.
Cylinders should be secured properly and should not project over the sides or ends of the vehicle.
All Linde cylinders have cylinder labels produced in accordance with applicable legislation. These labels must never be removed or defaced.
In the event of a suspected leak, park the vehicle in a safe place and contact Linde. If it is a serious incident, contact the emergency services.
If your load exceeds a certain threshold, you may need to take additional safety precautions. It is every driver’s responsibility to know whether the load they are carrying is above this threshold.
Cylinders must be transported on company or private grounds with the same amount of care as on public roads. They must be properly secured when being moved and, if transported in a van, precautions must be taken to avoid gas building up and affecting the driver.