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Document ID (ISN)67949
CIS number 96-2288
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1120-5
Year 1996
Convention or series no. HSE Guidance on Regulations L96
Health and Safety Executive
Title A guide to the Work in Compressed Air Regulations 1996
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1996. vi, 81p. Price: GBP 10.50.
Abstract This document provides the text of the Work in Compressed Air Regulations 1996 with accompanying guidance. Provisions relate to appointment of compressed air contractor; notification of work; safe system of work; plant and equipment; appointment of contract medical adviser; medical surveillance; compression and decompression procedures; medical treatment; emergencies; fire precautions; information, instruction and training; fitness for work; intoxicating liquor and drugs; welfare facilities; identification of compressed air workers. Appendices include: use of portable electronic atmospheric gas monitoring equipment in compressed air workings; outline syllabus for a course in hyperbaric medicine.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; legislation; compressed air; work in pressurized atmosphere
Descriptors (secondary) welfare facilities; information of personnel; compression; decompression; decompression sickness; physical fitness; osteonecrosis; fire protection; safe working methods; health service records; medical supervision; medical examinations; comment on law; radiology; training course
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Pressure vessels and systems
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Hyperbaric pressure