Analgesic Gases and Oxygen Provider Level 2 (VTQ)

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Labelling and transport of oxygen

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Guidelines for Transporting Medical Oxygen

1. Displaying Compressed Gas Sign

Use of the Compressed Gas Sign:

  • When transporting medical oxygen on a vehicle, display the green diamond sticker (100 ml x 100 ml) known as the compressed gas sign.
  • However, do not keep the sticker on the vehicle if you are not carrying any cylinders.

2. Easy-to-Attach Magnets

Convenient Signage Solution:

  • We provide magnets that can be easily attached to and detached from the vehicle.
  • The reason for removing the signage without cylinders on board is to avoid ambiguity in case of accidents.
  • Emergency services may assume cylinders are present and take appropriate precautions.

3. Understanding Water Capacity

Measuring Cylinder Size:

  • Cylinder sizes are measured in water capacity.
  • For example, a two-litre cylinder, when filled with water without compression, holds two litres.
  • Scale this up to 1,000 litres for better understanding.

4. Maximum Cylinder Limit

Stay Within Safe Limits:

  • Consider the 1,000 litres water capacity when calculating the number of cylinders your vehicle can carry.
  • For instance, our largest 40-litre cylinders can be transported up to a limit of 25 before complying with ADR regulations.