3Bz offer online and classroom training covering awareness of various gases, classroom courses for industry standard gas safety, gas detection principles and applications as well as bespoke courses designed to your specific needs by gas, application or process.
3Bz can provide the expertise in the knowledge of gas hazards and gas dispersion to meet the recommendations outlined in BS EN 60079-29-2:2015. This includes Auditing, Gas Mapping, Hazard Identification, Planing and System Design as well as Equipment Recommendation.
3Bz provide an impartial review of the gas detection products available on the market today, matching technology to application in a non-partisan way to ensure you get the best equipment for the job in hand in the most cost-effective way.
At 3Bz we know that safety starts and ends with behaviour. We understand that shaping the behaviours of your people in their workplace can be challenging, but they don’t have to be. We know gas hazards and realise they are impossible to see and difficult to anticipate. They are not part of your peoples everyday experience and you can’t be there to help them when they are faced with them.
We make the understanding of gas risks, simple, easy and memorable, so you and your people can be confident of their knowledge and know how to act if something goes wrong. We’re close to our customers, realising that every working environment is unique. We supplement their desire for safety with our specialist knowledge we’re with them every step of the way, offering advice, ideas and support.
Who We Work With
A major brewing group employed teams of people working alone in the field entering pub cellars for commercial and engineering work. A pub cellar in a confined space containing a compressed gas, in this case a mix of carbon dioxide and nitrogen. The solution was to provide dual gas monitors detecting carbon dioxide ad oxygen levels to provide a personal warning for each individual. Then to provide awareness training on the specific gas hazards the employees were facing and how to react to an alarm. The result was a greater level of safety for the individuals and total coverage of the duty of care for the employer.
A hospital in the North of England was regularly using liquid nitrogen in chambers in its cryogenic laboratories. The liquid nitrogen was stored in the room and a risk was assessed that out of hours cleaning staff or others working around the area cold be at risk if there was a nitrogen spill. The solution was a simple gas detection system comprising one oxygen head mounted at low level, with a small alarm panel, beacon and sounder mounted outside the room. This kept the environment safe and protected workers with no real understanding of the hazards there and thus covered the hospitals liability.
An oil production company in the North Sea had acquired numerous assets over time each with differing safety equipment. A risk was identified that workers who move from one platform to another could be presented with equipment they did not recognise or understand how to use. The solution was to standardise the gas detection equipment across all assets and to provide user training for everyone on how to use each device. This enabled greater cross working efficiency for the company and gave greater assurance of safety competence.
A brewery in London using ammonia as a refrigerant gas recognised multiple risks to its people. An ammonia leak could be catastrophic (large) creating a toxic hazard to the workforce, or it could be benign (small) creating a build up over time culminating in an explosive hazard in the roof space. The solution was a mix of portable and fixed detection equipment to keep all aspects of the plant area working safely.
As an emergency service and first responder a regional ambulance service recognised its paramedics could be entering environments where there could be elevated levels of carbon monoxide. This could be from faulty boilers in residential buildings. The solution was to issue every paramedic with a simple low cost carbon monoxide detector and to train them to be aware of the potential dangers of carbon monoxide. This kept their workforce safe in environments which the ambulance service could not control and ensured their duty of care.
A popular entertainment venue was staging an acrobatics show which included sections in a dive pool. In order for the dive pool to be sanitary the water had to be chlorinated and this meant the venue created a chlorine leak risk below the main stage. The area was a thoroughfare for actors and backstage staff and the safety management team wanted them to be protected without unduly frightening them. The solution was a small discrete chlorine detection system, with a simple panel which interfaced with the fire alarm system in the event of detecting a leak. This meant the building could be evacuated safely in the event of a leak without creating any unnecessary panic.
We’d love to hear from you and listen to your gas safety challenges, together let’s find an easy way to keep your people safer whilst they work.