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Updated Acetylene Safety Regulations

As from last month (November 2014), new Explosives Regulations 2014 (ER 2014) and the Acetylene Safety (England and Wales and Scotland) Regulations 2014 (ASR 2014) come into force in November 2014.

In order to, wherever possible, simplify the legislation, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has worked with stakeholders to do so, as well as to consolidate and modernise.

These new changes (amongst others) see the use of a flashback arrestor with a non-return device when using acetylene gas in individual, mobile cylinder supply or manifold systems as law (as opposed to best practice).

For more information about flashback arrestors – or any other welding consumables, equipment of industrial supplies – please don’t hesitate to contact us.