Statistics of accidents during gas-related operations suggests that inadequate organisation of operations and lack of knowledge on objective assessment of a hazardous situation and failure to take targeted measures are the most common causes of severe or even lethal accidents. Specialists at Gaschema hold individual training sessions “Gas safety. Gas cylinder operations – risk factors” to demonstrate the behaviour of various gases, leak prevention methods, and actions in case of gas leak.
Accidents as a consequence of ignorance
Consultant Arturas Dargis has noted that the elementary lack of knowledge or practical skills often cause accidents during operations involving carbonic acid, nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen, as well as such inert gases as helium or argon.
Majority of the gases are colourless and odourless, leaving almost no possibility for identification of leak in a room. For example, nitrogen, accounting for 79 % of the content of air we breathe, may cause unconsciousness and suffocation in a human at higher concentrations in the room.
During trainings on gas operational safety held by Gaschema, clients’ staff is introduced to specifics of the gases used, possibilities of their application to technological processes, aspects of proper transportation and storage of cylinders. Nonetheless, the key component of such training is practical knowledge. The Gas Show is a part of training involving practical demonstration of gas spread in a room in cases of leak of a particular gas, discussion on further actions to be taken by an employee in the particular case.
High–quality and efficient method
Training sessions on gas operational safety held by Gaschema are based on practice following top gas operational safety standards and are beneficial both for new and for experienced employees who have been working in the field for many years. Clients’ staff training programme will not cause any additional inconvenience, as everything is organised at the company premises.
Experience with laboratory researchers at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU) has proven efficiency of this educational method: participants become involved into the training process, and the impressions experienced help memorize the information better, keep it in your memory longer and be able to apply this information in emergency cases. Training sessions are held for all industries using technical, special or liquid cryogenic gases.
Although it is almost impossible to fully prevent accidents or human errors from happening, it is still possible to save own life and the lives of other people by knowing specific steps to be taken in particular cases and being able to apply them to practice.
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