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Dear All,
The Best way of Handling cylinders is by providing suitable elevated platform for loading & unloading. How ever Specific site study & requirements need to be considered. It is also equally important to train personnel in safe handling of cylinders by professionals.
BS Gopala Krishna
EHS consultant, Bangalore
MOB 9731398860

Please read Gas cylinder rules 2003 or appoint a qualified safety officer to suggest correct method through JSA . Sanjay
Dear Sayeed,
Its really a amazing document.Thanks for sharing.
Mr.Dipil i was discussed with one of senior manager he adviced use pallets to loading & unloading the cylinders safely in africa we get cylinders from UAE by shipping they used the pallate for safe loading and unloading See the figure on sayeed pdf file Figure 33 on page 22 i exactly mentioned the same.
They suggest more ideas its not possible in india.
Mr.sayeed again thanks to you sharing such a good file with us.
Keep on sharing.

Dear sanjay,
Heartily welcome to our citehr EHS forum. Could you share the Gas cylinder rules 2003 with us?
Mr.sanjay everybody have strength and weakness appoint a qualified safety officer to suggest correct method through JSA itís not a solution we are qualified and experienced safety professionals just we educate and sharing/gaining our self through our forum.

I will give some examples to you I am a component person for confined space entry in our camp last Jan I had worked in lift station I got the reading of oxygen level 20.2% I was not signed on the permit our supervisor complaint/informed to program manger they came and asked me you know the oxygen level of confined space.. bla blaa blaaa.. finally I said I am a component person for CSE I know what I am doing as per OSHA regulation we can work 19.5 % to 23.5 % but as per NAVFAC rules said 20.5% to 22.0 % we can work then I was surprised yes he asked apologies because he is not aware of this as a PM he should know but..?


I hope you will take positively...
Keep on sharing mate. . .

Dear Friends
Thanks a lot for great participation... I not get time today to go through the attachment... I will come back with my comments tomorrow...
Once again thanks a lot for great participation and expecting such kind of participation in future too...

Hi dipil,

This is really a good question and these activities are very much neglected and less concentrated at work places..there are two options which can be opted for shifting gas cylinders using truck.

1.) Make a cage of height above1mtr with hooks on the all four corners and place railings in between them to avoid contact between each cylinders .This should be lifted using a hydra or crane by fixing D-shackles at all the lifting points.This arrangement is 4leg bridle single arrangement.After the box is placed on the truck secure it with the truck.


This is the procedure observed in some L&T sites.

2.) Fabricate MS-angles of appropriate length (>1.5mtrs) and weld it inside the truck bed placing horizontally on the bed floor .The angle should be placed in such a way that the projected side should be up.The distance between two angles should not exceed the outer dia of the cylinder.(i.e, once we weld this the cylinders need to be placed horizontally while transporting).Place the cylinders in between these angles.

Note : Cylinders can be only placed but its is recommended not to stack.

But the second option is quite hazardous as the cylinders are being placed horizontally.


Vineeth krishna.

As requested by our members and Mr. S Bhaskar I am uploading the Safety in Compressed Gas Cylinder Regards, T Bhuvaneshwaran

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File Type: ppt compressed-gas-cylinder-1.ppt (212.5 KB, 564 views)
File Type: ppt compressed-gas-cylinder-2.ppt (5.33 MB, 546 views)

Thank you Mr. Bhuvanesh for sharing the useful presentation. Please upload the loading and unloading procedure for Gas Cylinders for the benefit of our members
Dear Mr. Bhuvanesh,
Thanks for your presentation i could not download due to network problem once i go through it then get you.Anyhow thanks for sharing. . .
Dear Bhaskar,
I appreciate your interest.keep up the good work.

Dear Mr. Bhuvanesh,
Just now i go through your presentation really a nice collection of pictures & good presentation. But its not full fill our query please upload some documents related to safe loading,unloading & transportation of gas cylinders.
Again thanks for your presentation i am sure you spending more time for that presentation really its wonderful.
Keep on sharing.

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