You can use LPG safely if you apply simple safety rules.
- Choose an LPG supplier who can provide you with well-maintained LPG cylinders, and after-sales support.
- Always close the cylinder or tanks valves after use.
- Use a child-safe regulator on the LPG cylinder for domestic use.
- Ensure that your LPG supplier provides a supply of LPG that is odorized to allow you to smell any leaking LPG.
- Always use LPG appliances, and other gas equipment that is approved for use, and meets all local safety standards.
- Check for gas leaks on a regular basis.
- Never check for gas leaks using a lit match. Always use a solution of soapy water and look for bubbles coming from around valves and pipe joints. These bubbles indicate a gas leak.
- Replace the LPG cylinder hose on a regular basis, and replace any damaged or worn hose with a new hose.
- Stand the cylinder upright and make sure that any hose connection between the cylinder and the appliance does not come into contact with or near the gas burner.