These signs are bespoke to your facility and can include your emergency information. Signage is needed to comply with the requirements in HTM02-01 and can be supplied for areas such as manifold rooms, medical gas plant rooms and medical gas cylinder stores (this list is not exhaustive).
HTM02-01 stipulates the following:
8.57 The following signs should be posted:
a. safety signage (Hazchem notices) in accordance with the requirements of the Health & Safety (Safety Signs & Signals) Regulations 1996, BS 5499-5:2002 and the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 should be posted in and outside any area where cylinders are stored;
b. a store identification notice. Suitable wording could be: “Medical gas storage area – smoking, welding and naked lights prohibited”;
c. a store contents notice, clearly indicating the contents of the store;
d. a medical gas cylinder identification chart and other relevant safety warning charts, posted inside the store;
e. an “emergency actions” notice, giving details of emergency action procedures and location of keys and contact numbers, should be clearly posted on the front of the cylinder store.
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