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LPG Safety Tips
- Keep cylinders upright. If stored on its side, liquid may escape rather than vapour, creating a more hazardous situation.
- Place gas cylinder upright in a well ventilated area, away from heat and sources of ignition. Do not place cylinder near smoking area or open burning area.
- Do not charge cylinders near a source of ignition. A naked flame or a lighted cigarette could ignite any gas that is released.
Ensure that gas hose size or diameter are correct and can be fitted properly for the gas connection to gas regulator and gas appliances.
Use the correct hose ( standard BS 3212 or MS 773 ) and check its condition regularly. Replace any damaged or worn hose with a new hose.
Use hoses designed for use with LPG with factory-crimped end connections. Never use a hose without a clip that is just pushed over the nozzle of the regulator or the appliance.
- Turn on the gas regulator/valve. Light the appliance; light the match first if your gas appliance does not have automatic ignition or pilot flame.
- Do not place hot items on the gas cylinder. They may damage either the gas regulator or hose.
Do not leave cooking unattended under any circumstances. If a cooking pot boils over it can put out the flame and may cause gas build-up.
Turn off cylinder valve/regulator and gas appliance after use. If gas will not be used for a prolonged period, remove the gas regulator from the cylinder and replace with the blue safety cap (on the cylinder).
Check for gas leaks from time to time using soapy water. Never used a naked flame. LPG has a distinctive smell that indicates the presence of a gas leak. Soapy water will buble when applied to the area or connection with gas leak.
- In the event of gas leakage or suspected leakage, extinguish all naked flames and ignition sources; turn off all gas appliances.
DO NOT switch any electrical equipment on or off. Do not turn on the gas supply until it has been made safe to do so by a competent person.
If the gas leak occurs indoor, open doors and windows to increase ventilation. If condition is safe, move cylinder outdoor to an open space away from people, buildings, drains and sources of ignition.
Notify your gas supplier. If the gas leaks from gas regulator or the gas cylinder valve, disconnect the gas regulator and replace with the blue safety cap and move the cylinder to well ventilated open area.
- Call the Fire Emergency Services (999) immediately and inform them gas cylinders are on the premise.
- Turn off the gas supply if it practicable and safe to do so.
Remove gas cylinder from the vicinity of fire if it is safe to do so. Do not approach cylinder in the vicinity of the fire if it is not safe do so.
In case of fire caused by gas leakage, stop the source of the gas leakage before extinguishing the fire, if it is safe to do so allowing the fire. If the leakage cannot be stopped, consider allowing the fire to continue to burn until the source can be isolated. Do not turn on the gas supply until it has been made safe to do so by a competent person.
Return empty cylinders to us. Do not dispose the gas of cylinders in domestic or industrial waste facilities.
Do not cut, pierce or burn gas cylinders, even after use. Do not use the cylinders for any purpose other than what it is intended for.