At Dry Ice UK, our unwavering commitment to Occupational Health & Safety, Quality, and the Environment (HSQE) is embedded within our integrated management & operating systems, all underscored by rigorous UKAS certification.
We hold ISO 45001:2018 Health and Safety Management Certification, ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Certification, and ISO 14001:2015 Environment Management Certification, reflecting our commitment and dedication to the highest standards of excellence.
Occupational Health & Safety
Prior to handling and using dry ice, it is essential for users to have a thorough understanding of its properties and potential hazards. This knowledge enables them to implement appropriate precautions, establish safety procedures to mitigate potential incidents, and respond promptly in case of an emergency.
Dry ice is solid carbon dioxide (chemical formula CO²).
Dry ice appears as a translucent white solid which at normal temperatures sublimes from the solid state directly into a gas without passing through a liquid phase.
Dry ice is a non-flammable asphyxiant (see below).
Dry ice emits a colourless gas with a slightly pungent odour which is only detectable in high concentrations.
Asphyxiant – in high concentrations sublimed vapour may cause asphyxiation. 10kg of dry ice sublimes into approximately 5.4m³ of carbon dioxide gas.
Extreme cold – the temperature of dry ice is -78° C; contact with product can cause cold burns or frostbite.
Risk assessment: Know and understand the properties of dry ice. Before using dry ice in any area, establish the risks involved. Be sure to take into account the potential for the creation of atmospheres with a high concentration of carbon dioxide near the ground.
Handling: DO NOT handle dry ice with bare hands. It can cause severe cold burns and frostbite. Only experienced and properly instructed people should handle dry ice.
Never play games with dry ice – and keep children and pets away.
Always wear eye protection and heavy insulated gloves suitable for the extreme cold temperature (-78° C) of dry ice.
Take care when carrying packages of dry ice.
Ventilation: Always seek professional advice on suitable ventilation and install carbon dioxide monitors to warn of problems.
Water on CO² increases sublimation which can result in a corresponding higher risk of asphyxiation.
Dispose of dry ice in a well-ventilated area away from the public. Do not discharge into any place where its accumulation could be dangerous.
Labelling: DO NOT remove or deface any product labels.
Emergency procedures: Know what action to take in case of emergency – and ensure all handlers are aware of this.
In certain conditions dry ice sublimes from its current state into carbon dioxide which carries a danger of asphyxiation.
These conditions can include changes in the ambient temperature and humidity, the quality of the storage container, even the number of times the container is opened and closed.
The better the insulation, the slower the sublimation rate and the longer the quality of the dry ice product will be maintained.
ALWAYS store dry ice in a properly designed container.
ALWAYS keep the container lid closed when not in use.
ALWAYS secure the container lid open before reaching in to unload the product. Avoid leaning into the container for longer than necessary.
DO NOT store dry ice in any gas tight container. Within large containers, gas atmospheres will have built up.
DO NOT expose dry ice to high ambient temperatures unnecessarily as this increases the sublimation rate.
DO NOT store in cellars or unventilated rooms.
ALWAYS Ensure adequate low level ventilation wherever dry ice is stored.
AVOID transporting dry ice in the cab of a truck or the passenger compartment of a car. If this is not possible the load should be well insulated and adequate ventilation maintained.
IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, transport dry ice in vehicles where the driver’s cab is isolated from the load compartment.
ALWAYS ensure there is adequate ventilation – during transportation and before entering the load compartment.
ALWAYS unload the product as soon as possible at the end of the journey and move it to a suitable storage location.
As you would expect from the UK’s leading supplier of dry ice products and related services, quality is essential & non-negotiable.
At Dry Ice UK, we operate entirely in accordance with our ISO 9001:2015 UKAS Certified Quality Management System. This certification reflects our consistent delivery of top-tier dry ice solutions and a consistent exceeding of customer satisfaction. Whether your needs span industries such as food, pharmaceutical, transportation, or dry ice blast cleaning, we can ensure a provision of the market’s most effective and exceptional products and services.
Delivering Quality in Every Product
With a comprehensive range of dry ice products, including blocks, slices, and pellets; Dry Ice UK goes above and beyond to meet your diverse requirements. Our commitment to quality is present across our entire range of products. As standard, we offer purpose-designed, thermally efficient, lockable containers to maintain the optimal condition of your dry ice, guaranteeing readiness for use when needed. Further, our customer service is an essential part of the quality process and to ensure this is fulfilled, all employees receive extensive training to ensure product and application based knowledge and a thorough understanding of quality and its impact on customer needs and of the products or service in which we provide.
Setting Quality Standards in Dry Ice Blast Cleaning
Dry Ice UK proudly serves as the sole UK Agents for Cryonomic® dry ice cleaning systems. This partnership, coupled with our UKAS accredited ISO 9001:2015 Certification, enables us to provide an industry-leading dry ice blasting service. We have access to an extensive range of Artimpex equipment, encompassing gun sets, extension nozzles, sound-reducing cabinets, and robotic systems; this enables us to provide our services in a multitude of applications and attain the highest standards in cleaning excellence. For those who prefer purchase or hire, our experienced team offers guidance on selecting the most suitable dry ice blast machine. Additionally, we provide comprehensive training and safety instructions to ensure your complete peace of mind.
Dry Ice UK Ltd fully recognise today’s environmental challenges for sustaining the worlds’ ecological balance and for the reduction of greenhouse gases. We readily accept our social responsibilities for reducing carbon emissions and honour to play our part in fighting global warming.
Dry Ice UK operates a ISO 14001:2015 UKAS Certified Environment Management System, underscoring our unwavering commitment to environmental responsibility. By working closely with our customers and developing an understanding of their operational needs we are able to focus on delivering the best overall solutions whilst minimising any environmental impact that may arise either through the use, storage or disposal of any of our products.
Mitigating Greenhouse Gases
Understanding the ecological significance, we acknowledge the carbon cycle, where carbon dioxide is naturally sequestered by woodlands, forests, and plant life. Carbon dioxide, often introduced into the atmosphere through activities like burning fossil fuels and manufacturing processes, poses environmental challenges. By fostering a profound comprehension of this intricate system, we aim to reduce carbon emissions and actively participate in mitigating the adverse effects of greenhouse gases.
Empowering the Transition to Alternative Energy
As traditional fossil fuel resources wane, Dry Ice UK champions the cause of alternative energy sources. Our unwavering support for these energy alternatives, including biomass and biofuels, marks our dedication to a more sustainable future. Biomass, a cornerstone of the carbon cycle, encompasses organic materials derived from plants, animals, and humans, ultimately contributing to the generation of heat, fuels, and electricity. Our commitment aligns with the industry’s expanding emphasis on clean, sustainable energy solutions.
Revolutionizing Agriculture with Mineral Fertilizers
In an era of mounting concerns regarding shrinking agricultural land resources, Dry Ice UK recognizes the pivotal role of mineral fertilizers. These invaluable products not only amplify crop yields but also foster high-yield agriculture, particularly in regions grappling with food security challenges. Furthermore, mineral fertilizers stimulate the production of alternative energy sources, promoting biomass generation via photosynthesis. Our unwavering commitment to environmentally responsible practices extends to sustainable solutions that nurture a healthier, more vibrant planet.
Dry Ice UK is committed to make a difference in combating environmental challenges and delivering a brighter future.