Our Health, Safety, Security and the Environment
Our mission is to prevent accidents / incidents, harm to the health of our employees, contractors, those who use our products, as well as all other stakeholders and the reduction in emissions and waste discharges that may harm the environment.
At Massy Gas Products (Trinidad) Ltd., we continuously strive to improve the Health, Safety, Security and the Environment (HSSE) conditions in our work surroundings, by taking into account the specifics of the Industrial Gases Industry and the Neal & Massy Group HSSE best practices.
For us atMassy Gas Products (Trinidad) Ltd., compliance with the relevant applicable legislation represents merely the minimum level to be achieved and improved upon. Our HSSE Management Policy reflects HSSE strategic directions and the strategic goals of the Neal & Massy Group.
Cylinder Safety Tips
Handling & Storage Tips
- Always use gloves when handling cylinders
- Never handle cylinders without caps
- Do not use magnets, ropes or slings to suspend cylinders
- Do not discharge gas in confined areas as this may result in a fire hazard or asphyxiation
- Do not use unlabelled or leaking cylinders
- Do not try to refill cylinders on your own
- Do not fill Massy Gas Products (Trinidad) Ltd.-owned cylinders at any other supplier
- Never mistreat cylinders i.e. drop, roll lying down on the ground etc.
- Never assume a vessel is empty – check
- Ensure that valves are closed and cap in place when moving any cylinder
- Use a trolley to move cylinders, where applicable
- Never force a valve open by knocking or heating or tighten connections while the cylinder is under pressure
- Never store cylinders isolated (individually) unless fastened to a sturdy structure
- Never store cylinders in a row – always nest in a three point contact position
Properly Nested Cylinders
- Ensure all valves are functional with tanks, banks and cylinders
- Ensure all safety devices are functional
- Separate empty and full cylinders at all times
- Protect cylinders from vandalism
- Always maintain proper access and egress
- Ensure cylinders are stored in a clean dry area that is sheltered from the elements
- Where the environment is unavoidably wet, ensure that skids, designed for this purpose, are utilized preventing cylinders from resting in damp conditions
- Never attempt to service valves unless competent and certified to do so
- Never repair damaged cylinders by means of welding
- Develop routine inspection procedure
- Always be aware of the hydrostatic test date and serial number of cylinders.
- Never transport cylinders without caps
- Never transport oxidizers (e.g. Oxygen, Nitrous Oxide) and flammables (e.g. Hydrogen, Acetylene) in closed containers
- It is best practice to transport all cylinders in an open roof or properly ventilated vehicle. Also, Nitrous Oxide, Ammonia, Acetylene and Carbon Dioxide Cylinders should always be transported in an UPRIGHT position.
- Always secure cylinders appropriately in the bed of vehicle—best practice is vehicle tray with side-walls and fastened.