Analgesic Gases and Oxygen Provider Level 2 (VTQ)

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Oxygen safety

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So for the safety requirements of medical oxygen, there is a product label on each cylinder with some guidelines on there and dos and do not's. The main thing with medical oxygen, the main risk is fire, risk of fire. So oxygen enrichment obviously increases the likelihood of combustion. And so yeah, do not start near any naked flames, any extremes of heat. Also, oil and grease can react with oxygen as well, so we would not want it near any oil or grease. So safety for Nitronox cylinder would be the same as for medical oxygen cylinders because the product is 50% oxygen. Store away from extremes of heat, naked flames and oil and grease, because the product can react with oil and grease, it can ignite or cause ignition, and oxygen enrichment is very dangerous because it can increase the likelihood of a fire.

If there is physical damage to a cylinder, then put the cylinder to one side, put a label on it, or lock it in a cabinet so that nobody can use that cylinder, contact the supplier straight away, and the supplier will arrange to come out and swap that cylinder for another one. If the cylinder is out on location and needs to be transported in a vehicle, and it has a visible sign of damage, we would say employ caution, perhaps contact the supplier and see if they will meet on-site to come and collect the cylinder, otherwise turn it on to low flow rates if possible, and just fence it to the atmosphere in outdoors basically not indoors.