HELIUM CYLINDER SAFETY PRECAUTIONS


PLEASE OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY PRECAUTIONS WHEN HANDLING HIGH PRESSURE HELIUM CYLINDERS.

WHAT TO DO
  • Read, understand and observe the safety precautions on the cylinder neck label and the warning label on the side of the cylinder.
  • Store and use helium cylinders in a well ventilated area and in a upright secured position so they cannot be knocked over.
  • CYLINDERS MUST BE CHAINED TO A WALL OR PLACED IN A SAFETY STAND AT ALL TIMES.
  • Close the cylinder valve after each use and when cylinder is empty. Remove the regulator and replace the cylinder protective cap before transporting any helium cylinders.
  • Use a cylinder cart to move cylinders.
  • Always open cylinder valves very, very s-l-o-w-l-y. Stand to one side of the cylinder when opening the valve, Never stand directly in front of the cylinder.


  • WHAT NOT TO DO
  • Do not allow anyone to breathe helium from cylinders or filled balloons.
  • Do not open the cylinder valve before attaching a balloon regulator on the cylinder valve.
  • Do not allow children or any unauthorized people to handle cylinders or use balloon filling equipment.
  • NEVER LEAVE A CYLINDER UNATTENDED IN A PUBLIC AREA.
  • Never use any balloon regulator, cylinder or valve fitting that is damaged, leaking or malfunctioning. Have the product repaired or replaced immediately.
  • Do not drop, drag, tip over or roll the helium cylinder on its side.


  • WARNING
    Helium is a colorless, non-toxic, non-flammable gas which is lighter than air. It is considered an inactive gas and relatively safe to handle. When miss used, however; it can cause serious injuries or death. Helium acts as a simple asphyxiant displacing oxygen. If the body is deprived of oxygen, even for a short period of time, DEATH or serious injury may occur. Exposure to atmospheres containing reduced oxygen (increased helium) will bring about unconsciousness without warning - so quickly, that you will not be able to help yourself.

    DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES ATTEMPT TO INHALE HELIUM.
    ALWAYS KEEP HELIUM STORED IN A WELL-VENTILATED AREA.