British Compressed Air Society

In a world of constantly changing legislation and standards, BCAS plays a crucial role in driving progress in the compressed air industry.

Founded in 1930, the British Compressed Air Society is the only UK technical trade association open to manufacturers, distributors and end users of compressors, vacuum pumps, pneumatic tools and allied products.

Our role is to provide unbiased advice on legislationtechnical standardseducation, compliance, safety and environmental matters that affect suppliers and users of compressed air and vacuum systems.

All our members adhere to the code of conduct – we also offer an arbitration service where needed for industry issues and disputes. The BCAS Directory holds a list of all BCAS members and there status of code of conduct signature is available for users to view.

The board is made up of senior business leaders from Manufacturers and Distribution businesses in our sector, BCAS also has committees, and working groups, which are set up to address specific issues.

Some examples are

BCAS plays a crucial role in upholding standards and advising its members about changing legislation and standards to ensure compliance and safety within the industry. It is also an active member of Euris to lobby on UK matters ,  Pneurop to lobby on European legislation, BSI and the International Organization for Standardization(ISO).

Crucially, BCAS is an independent source of advice and technical help to ensure that compressor equipment, its installation and maintenance is energy efficient, compliant and safe.

Some of the specialist services available to members are

BCAS Publications

Independent & impartial industry Fact sheets and best practice guidance documents.

Technical Helpline & Business support

Direct access to BCAS industry technical support experts, through a dedicate advice line.

HR, Health & Safety, Tax & PAYE

Advice helpline & document Library of 1000 + free documents & templates

Industry statistics

Participation in an industry statistics scheme allowing  member benchmarking and trend analysis

Conferences & events

Access to best practice and networking at BCAS
conferences, exhibitions , and member events

BCAS Code of Conduct

Industry credibility through member adherence to
the BCAS code of conduct, and independent arbitration service

Standards & legislation

Ensure industry influences ISO/ BSI/Pneurop international standards and legislation and guidance and interpretation.


Availability of e-learning and BCAS industry specific (safety, standards, compliance) training courses & qualification programs – accredited competent examiner program

BCAS Committees

Creating industry guidance & best practice through participation with industry peers

If you are a user of compressed air or vacuum products please do not hesitate to give us a call our team are happy to assist with information. Please telephone + 44 (0)20 7934 2464 or email – or if you have a membership enquiry please email membership@bcas,

british compressed air society (bcas)

33-34 Devonshire Street

Tel: +44 (0) 207 935 2464
Fax: +44 (0) 207 935 3077


Contact: Vanda Jones, Executive Director

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