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Raghuvaran Chakkaravarthy
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Satish Parimal
Hr Manager
Construction Safety
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Dear All
Can any one suggest me the safe way of loading and unloading of filled and empty following gas gas cylinders into the jeep or mini truck:
1. Oxygen
2. LPG
3. DA
4. Nitrogen
Presently we doing it manually and sometime workers finger crush between vehicle body and cylinder or between stacked cylinders...
If anyone can come up with solution with some pictures, that will be highly appreciated and will be of great help to me.
Thanks in advance...

From India
Dear dipil,
I am also facing the same problem in our site, Only thing we implement in our site GIVEN TRAINING ON SITE SPECIALLY WHO INVOLVE ON THIS ACTIVITIES its gives the good result to us. we use only few cylinders in our site thats why we easily controlled but i think in your case your handling lot of cylinders in your industries for daily activities.
I dont have any readymade answer for your query will check with colleges and get you soon.
Keep on sharing/asking.

From United States, Fpo
Dear Raghu
Thanks for your earlier reply.
You have rightly mentioned that our usage is very high... In the earlier post I forget to mention about the Nitrogen Cylinders. This we are using in our Nitrogen Spreading System..
Hope to get more participation into this thread... Anyone following best practices regarding this issue please share the same... This will surely help many peoples from getting hurt...
Thanks in advance...

From India
Dear All,
If you are in Pune, I will suggest to contact with MCCI oofice to get posters & benners for spreading safety maasage during cylinder handling.
It includes, 3 way chain support for cylinders, loading 7 unloading safety.
You can also get the safety information by Ga tr5ansport law.

From United States
Dear All, Cylinders (full or empty) should not be handled in loose. They should be placed in a stand or cage at the time of loading/unloading. You can see such practices in Middle east. Pon
From India, Lucknow
Dear Raguvaran/ Dilip,
Pls. find attached details.
MS Snigdha Goliwadekar(Director)
+(91)-(20)-25709001, 25709000, 25709180
5TH FLR A Wing Mccia Trade Tower International Convention Center, Senapati Bapat RD, Chaturshrungi, Pune - 411016
You can also search for GAS CYLINDER RULES for more details.

From United States
Dear Mr. Satish Parimal
I have talk with MCCIA on number and 020-25709001... The phone was answered by one sales person... He was telling that they having limited posters... That also almost same as National Safety Council... While ask how you people are loading and unloading cylinders he was telling that you must visit any plant to know that... May be he was not knowing about it...
However thanks a lot for providing the details...
@ Mr. Pon
If you can arrange the photos of the practice being followed in Middle East, please do the same and share the photos with us for more understanding of the topic...
@ Raghu: Lets hope for getting more participation and solution to the problem...

From India
Dear Mr. Dipil,
We are having limited storage of gas cylinders at a dedicated locations (Cylinder Stores). In these cylinder stores, we are having static scissor lifts. The truck is parked close to this static scissor lift & then the height of lift is adjusted as per the height of truck. Then the cylinder trolley is taken inside the truck & cylinders are loaded on cylinder trolley (with proper chain arrangement). This loaded trolley is taken down with the help of scissor lift & stored in the cylinder Store.
This is our procedure for unloading gas cylinders. While loading empty cylinders same procedure is repeated in reverse flow.
Our rate of accidents due to handling of gas cylinders is very low. This may be because of limited storage of gas cylinders & we are having dedicated employees for handling of cylinders. As mentioned by Mr. Raghu, we conduct reguler safety training to these employees.
Shashikant F.

From India, Pune
Mr. Dipil Hope I can give you some reply/solution in this after consulting my safety manager. By tomorrow you can expect the reply.
From India, Kumbakonam
Please find attached, it might help you, I found this in Google long just want to share. Thanks,
From Kuwait, Hawalli

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