Travelling by car
Transporting your oxygen cylinders
We do not advise that you use your oxygen cylinders in your vehicle but if it is necessary to do so under exceptional circumstances, the following advice should be followed:
- Always inform your insurance company that you will be carrying oxygen.
- Always display a warning sticker in the back (offside rear) window. You will find this in your Patient Pack or you can obtain one by calling us on 0800 373 580 between 8.00am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.
- Ensure that your oxygen cylinders are secured safely in the boot of the vehicle. We recommend that you place protection around a B10 cylinder to ensure that it does not move around in the boot of the vehicle.
- Never transport oxygen cylinders unsecured in the front or rear passenger seats.
- If transporting several portable oxygen cylinders always carry them in a green safety box. We can provide this box if needed, just call us on 0800 373580 between 8.00am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.
- Individual portable oxygen cylinders should be kept in the carry bag provided to you free of charge.
- Never use oxygen in a fuel station and never smoke while using oxygen in the car.
- Do not store oxygen cylinders in your vehicle.
Transporting your oxygen concentrator
You should only transport your oxygen concentrator if you are visiting another location in an area covered by Air Products.
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If this is the case, then the concentrator should be placed in an upright position behind the passenger seat. It should never be placed lying down on the back seat or in the boot of the vehicle.
Always take care when moving your oxygen equipment.