Safety Tips

• Adhere to all warning signs fitted to the gas installation and cylinders.
• It is advisable to install at least one dry powder fire extinguisher close to the LP Gas cylinder installation.
• When storing certain volumes of LP Gas on your premises, the local by- laws might require that you obtain a Flammable Liquid Permit (Check with us at Cape Gas) if you are uncertain.
• Do not make changes or additions to the gas installation. Only use Cape Gas to make these additions or changes.
• Ensure the cylinder valve is closed before removing the connecting hose or changing the gas cylinder.
• The installation is equipped with an emergency valve that must be accessible at all times should an emergency arise.
• Permanent air ventilation may be required for the safety of the occupants of rooms where gas appliances are installed. Check with us at Cape Gas if you are unsure.
• Ensure that the main isolation valve of the gas supply line is closed when the system is not in use for extended periods

LPG Safety Tips and Hints

Smell for a leak
In its natural state LP gas is colourless and odourless. To make it even safer to use, a very strong flavour is deliberately added. If you smell gas, NEVER check for the leak with a naked flame. Open all doors and windows to allow fresh air into the room. Turn off the valve of the cylinder and if possible, move it outdoors. Allow enough time for all the gas to leave the room before re-entering. When the smell has completely gone, take the cylinder to your nearest LP gas dealer and have them check it professionally.

Good ventilation is required when using gas
When using a large gas appliance (room or water heater, for example), make sure the room has good ventilation. Leave open a window or door in the room.

Regular checks
Regularly check the rubber seals (washers) on the valve, the appliances and the connecting hoses. If they are worn, don’t attempt to repair them yourself. Take your cylinder to your nearest LP gas dealer for a free safety check. If your cylinder has been involved in a fire, don’t attempt to use it. Have it checked by your dealer.

Before lighting your appliance
When lighting your appliance, always first light the match or lighter and then turn on the gas supply.

If there is a fire
Firstly, don’t panic. Try to turn off the valve of the bottle using a damp cloth or towel to protect your hand. Then use the same wet towel to smother the flames. If you cannot reach the cylinder, move everything that could catch alight away from the bottle. Call the Fire Department and tell them that LP gas is involved.