Compressed gas cylinders
and Water Tanks
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Typical causes of damages
Unsecured cylinders or tanks, including oxygen and compressed air tanks, may fall over and damage the shut-off valve, releasing hazardous or flammable contents.
A tank with a damaged shut-off valve may result in the tank or valve becoming a projectile.
Unsecured cylinders may fall over, striking or rolling and striking nearby occupants.
All compressed gas cylinders must be secured individually to a solid structural member with 4 mm welded chain or equivalent bracing. At least one chain must be used to secure each cylinder at a point two-thirds up the cylinder’s height. C-clamp bench attachments and fiber/web strap attachments will not be allowed.