Helium balloon gas is a safe, non-flammable, non-toxic gas which is lighter than air.
It can be used safely either indoors or outdoors, provided appropriate care and attention is taken.
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Safety Data Sheet
Read the Balloon Gas Safety Data Sheet and keep it for reference.
Ensure you understand the properties and hazards of the gas you are using and the correct operating procedures for filling balloons.
The cylinder label identifies the gas contents of the cylinder and provides basic safety information.
NEVER use a cylinder unless it can be clearly identified.
To avoid muscle strain and injury, use correct lifting techniques. The larger T and L size cylinders should not be lifted manually due to their weight. Cylinder trolleys should be used and are available to hire from us.
NEVER drag a cylinder along the ground.
Use cylinders in an upright position and secure them to prevent toppling.
Do not attempt to catch a falling cylinder; move out of the way.
The valve on high-pressure balloon gas cylinders should never be opened unless the appropriate filling kit is attached.
For safety reasons and to ensure compatibility we strongly recommend that only a BOC-supplied filling kit is used with a BOC cylinder.
Check the valve outlet is free from contamination before fitting the filling kit.
Slowly open the cylinder valve by turning it in an anti-clockwise direction. Listen for any obvious leaks. If there is a leak, turn off the valve, release any excess gas in the filling kit and check you have fitted the filling kit correctly.
The cylinder valve should be closed when the cylinder is empty or not in use. The cylinder valve is closed by turning it in a clockwise direction, hand tight only.
Remove the filling kit if moving the cylinder any distance or ceasing use. Before removing the filling kit, turn off the cylinder valve and release the pressure in the kit.
Do not scrap a high-pressure cylinder. The cylinder remains the property of BOC.