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The trade association for the LPG industry in the UK

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Safety Advice

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When used and transported correctly, in any application, LPG is very safe. However, it is vital to recognise that it is a flammable fuel and therefore safety should be of the utmost concern to all users.

Please see the safety advice below regarding how to find a Gas Safe engineer, prevent Carbon Monoxide poisoning or what to do if you smell gas.

To access our Pipework Safety Check for householders and landlords who use LPG and have underground metallic pipework, please see the link on the left hand side of this page.

For safety advice when camping or using LPG on boats, please see the links on the left hand side of this page also.

Danger

If You Can Smell Gas...

No matter where you smell gas close the manual outlet valve on the cylinder(s) or tank(s), turn off all appliances and the property's emergency valve.

Open doors and windows.

Do not switch any lights or electrical equipment on or off. Call your supplier so can come and make the gas supply safe.

Dial 999 to call the fire brigade. Ensure you tell them that there is LPG on the premises. Leave the premises and go to a safe place.

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Installation & Servicing

By law, fixed gas appliances must be installed and maintained by a Gas Safe® Registered installer. All gas appliances need regular servicing to ensure they are working efficiently and effectively. Indoor appliances should be serviced annually. Read the appliance instructions for guidance. Never tamper with the equipment. For more information on Gas Safe registered engineers, please click here.

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Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide (C0) is a poisonous gas which can be formed by burning any carbon based fuel if the appliance is not properly installed or maintained. Carbon monoxide detectors are widely available. It is strongly recommended that every household has one. If you ever suffer any of following symptoms when appliances are in use: headaches; nausea; dizziness, turn them off immediately, and have them checked by a Gas Safe® Registered installer.

 

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