Comment on draft standards

The final stage of the development and review process for technical standards is to publish a draft version for individuals and organisations from across the gas sector to review and comment on.

Details of the draft standards on which we are currently seeking comment are given below.

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A draft of IGEM standard IGEM/G/11 Gas Industry Unsafe Situations Procedure is available for comment. 

This draft for comment has been prepared by an IGEM working group chaired by David Bendle and is submitted to industry for its consideration and comment.

The draft can be found here and the comment form can be downloaded from here.

Background

The standard has been updated throughout the document to include the following:

  • Clarification of what to report under RIDDOR
  • ID situations that are not reportable under RIDDOR
  • When and how to report under RIDDOR
  • How to report unsafe situations due to poor workmanship which are not RIDDOR
  • Reporting of theft of gas/meter tampering/interference of an LPG vessel
  • Updates to the situation tables and associated notes
  • Update to visual risk assessments for gas appliances.

Deadline

Please forward your comments on the draft standard, using the associated comment form to joanne@igem.org.uk by 14th August 2020.

A draft of IGEM standard IGEM/IG/1 Standards of Training in Gas Work is available for comment.

This draft for comment has been prepared by an IGEM Working Group chaired by Richard Harper and is submitted to industry for its consideration and comment.

The draft can be found here and the comment form can be downloaded from here.

Background

The standard has been updated throughout the document, to include clarification on the number of  guided learning hours and the removal of the suggested course content, which has been removed and incorporated into the relevant training specification.

Deadline

Please provide your response or comments to joanne@igem.org.uk by 5th August 2020

A draft of IGEM standard IGEM/GL/10 Gas Quality Specification for Conveyance of Group H Gases of the Second Gas Family is available for comment.

This draft for comment has been prepared by an IGEM Working Group chaired by Angus McIntosh and is submitted to industry for its consideration and comment.

The draft can be found here and the comment form can be downloaded from here.

This draft Standard is supported by a new supplement which can be found here and has been prepared by IGEM Secretariat which describes the IGEM Governance for the Gas Quality Standard.

A Consultation Document “A key step on the pathway to Net Zero emissions - EVIDENCE REPORT” has also been prepared which explains the proposed changes to the gas specification and provides references to the supporting technical evidence.  The proposed IGEM standard will be a dynamic framework for changes in gas quality but the enduring safety of domestic consumers will be paramount. This document can be found here and should be read in conjunction with both the Gas Quality Specification for Conveyance of Group H gases of the Second Gas Family and the IGEM’s Governance of Industry Recognised Standards document.

Background

The Gas Quality Working Group was formed to propose a standard covering the UK gas quality specification in support of duty holders required to demonstrate compliance with the Gas Safety (Management) Regulations, GS(M)R. This standard has been produced against a background of declining gas supplies from the North Sea, increasing reliance on imported supplies, both via interconnector and LNG, and the need to decarbonise the gas networks. The proposed new IGEM standard would ensure the gas networks have access to diversified sources of gas to enhance security of supply, whilst continuing to deliver gas to customers safely and efficiently, to support deep decarbonisation through biogases and hydrogen. 

Deadline

Please provide your response or comments to joanne@igem.org.uk by 30th July 2020.