3 December, 2020

Take the pressure

01 December, 2020

Roy Brooks, technical development officer for the British Compressed Air Society, outlines some of the latest advice in working safely with compressed air.


Support in times of change

26 October, 2020

By Vanda Jones, executive director, the British Compressed Air Society.


Latest training update from the British Compressed Air Society

24 September, 2020

BCAS has recently invested in a new e-learning portal, allowing delegates to learn at a pace, and from a location, that suits. Here is an update on the latest courses on offer:


BCAS reiterates air treatment advice for COVID-19 concerns

24 August, 2020

Following ongoing enquiries, the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) is reiterating its advice to compressed air users to adhere to air treatment best practice during the Coronavirus pandemic.


WEEE2 Directive 2012/19/EU (amending Directive 2002/96/EC) on waste electrical and electronic equipment

23 June, 2020

Tim Preece, the British Compressed Air Society’s technical officer, provides the latest update on the WEEE2 directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment.


BCAS urges best practice compressed air guidance is maintained during lockdown

11 May, 2020

The British Compressed Air Society is urging manufacturers and processors to adhere to best practice guidance concerning the treatment, quality and maintenance of compressed air during this period of lockdown. The BCAS technical helpline is receiving an increasing number of enquiries during the Coronavirus pandemic from end-users concerned that their compressed air supply is adequately protected and seeking advice to ensure that there can be no risk from airbourne contaminants.


BCAS new apprenticeship standard

26 March, 2020

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) is now in the final stages of developing its apprenticeship standard for a Compressed Air and Vacuum Technician (CAVT). Following industry-wide consultation and approval from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE), the end-point assessment plan is now being drafted.


BCAS and Primary Engineer announce 2019 winner of the Rogers Knight award

13 February, 2020

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) and Primary Engineer have announced this year’s recipient of the BCAS Rogers Knight Award 2019 as Allan Crawford from ARC Ltd.


Food grade compressed air safety

06 December, 2019

The British Compressed Air Society has produced best practice guidance (BPG102) for food and beverage processors on the safe and efficient use of compressed air. Vanda Jones, BCAS executive director, provides an overview of the guide, prepared in conjunction with the British Retail Consortium Trading Limited (BRC) and looks at how it can help processors used compressed air safely and efficiently.


Top tips for PSSR compliance

30 October, 2019

BCAS’s training and development officer, Roy Brooks, provides a brief overview of the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations (PSSR 2000) and his top ten tips for ensuring compliance.


BCAS supports new UK-based supply chain development platform

30 October, 2019

BCAS, the UK’s only trade association for the compressed air industry, has entered into a partnership with Reshoring UK, a new platform designed to connect manufacturers and suppliers across the UK’s engineering market.


Pneurop update

03 October, 2019

In this latest update from the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS), Tim Preece, BCAS technical officer, reports on some of the key areas of focus for the committee.


Celebrating a lifetime’s contribution to the compressed air industry

22 August, 2019

Kevin Prince, director Atlas Copco Ltd and general manager, Atlas Copco – Power Technique Division, was this year’s recipient of the BCAS Lifetime Contribution Award presented on 22 May at the 4th annual Motion Control Industry Awards held at the National Conference Centre near Birmingham.


Training update

22 August, 2019

To help owners and users to navigate their way through the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000: S.I.128 (PSSR), BCAS has developed a range of training programmes to provide a detailed understanding of the obligations.


BCAS seeks industry feedback for new apprenticeship standard

09 August, 2019

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) is seeking feedback on its draft occupational apprenticeship standard for a Compressed Air and Vacuum Technician (CAVT); and is asking businesses to get involved to ensure the standard meets the needs of the wider industry.


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