Gas pipes

Working on gas pipes requires instruction and a knowledge of the applicable rules. Therefore, employees must be informed both verbally and in writing of the risk of accidents and illness. The same is true for instructions on how to prevent fire, explosion, poisoning and suffocation.

Work must be monitored by a person who can come to the rescue in hazardous situations.

Everyone must be familiar with “First aid in the event of accidents involving gas”. This is available as an annex to the Working Environment Authority’s executive order on working on pipes filled with gas.

Always use meters which raise the alarm if the gas concentration becomes too high.

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Use respiratory protection with an air supply when gases may occur in concentrations hazardous to health or replace the air.

Working with respiratory protection requires planning. Physically demanding work may only continue for short periods and must be followed by breaks or other work.