Safety

For safe handling of LPG please pay attention to the following safety rules

 

1. For safety reasons when handling LPG please avoid the following:
  • Smoking or other sources of ignition in the presence of LPG
  • Using LPG in unventilated rooms or basements and cellars
  • Using LPG where it may be difficult to detect the odor of gas
  • Using LPG with defective equipment

 

2. Smell gas? What to do:

If you detect or suspect an error with your LPG installation, call your LPG supplier or another authorised firm immediately. Repairs of LPG installations shall only be undertaken by trained personnel.  
 
Attention: please don't take any risk and try not to repair the installation on your own. Manipulations of the installation by untrained persons can lead to severe accidents! 
 
Below you will find the most important rules of behavior when you smell gas or hear the sound of a gas leak: 

Step 1: Step away, put out or avoid 
- no open fires, avoid smoking  
- do not press or turn on any electric light switches or other electric appliances 
- do not light any matches or lighters 
- do not use telephones or cell phones 
 
Any spark can trigger ignition: 
The spark of a light switch, a phone, a fan, refrigerator engine, flame of a burner or lighter, static electricity when walking into a room. 
 
Step 2 - Keep others away 
Immediately remove or keep away all people from the building, the vehicle, the caravan or the immediate vicinity. 
 
Step 3 - Shut off LPG 
Close the valve or shut off the gas supply.

 
Step 4 - Alerting and behavior in the danger zone 
To alert your LPG supplier or emergency crews (fire brigade, police, ambulance) please use the phone of a neighbor. 
Do not enter the building, the vehicle, the caravan or the endangered area before a trained person or the fire brigade has determined it is safe. 

 
Step 5 - Tasks of the emergency crews 
Please only allow trained personnel and the fire brigade to check for gas leaks. 
 
The following tasks are to be fulfilled only by trained personnel:
- define and repair leaks
- check the pressure and impermeability of the system 
- turn on the gas 
- check all gas appliances and turn them back on 
 
Step 6 - Before re-entering the danger zone 
Re-enter the room only when trained personnel or the fire brigade has confirmed it is safe to enter. Also, ensure that the room has been properly ventilated. 

3. Safety remarks for LPG cylinders

Never store LPG cylinders below ground level (for example in basements or cellars), close to ground openings, basement windows or stairs leading down to a basement (LPG is heavier than air). Areas where LPG cylinders are stored have to be surrounded by a protection area. For these protection areas there are certain regulations to be followed. We offer support in working with authorities to set up cylinder storages.