Questions about safety and LPG
Frequently asked safety questions about LPG
In an emergency call Flogas
What to do in the event of an LPG leak
LPG, in cylinders or tanks, has a distinctive smell added to enable you to clearly detect a leak. Never ignore a leak. Promptly take the following action:
- Firstly, if in any doubt, call Flogas on 041 214 9600
- Turn off the gas at the tank(s) or cylinder(s).
- In the case of indoor cylinders or cylinders in a small enclosed yard, disconnect the cylinder and remove to an open (outdoor) space.
- For indoor leaks, to disperse the gas, open all windows and doors to the outside. Avoid sources of ignition - no smoking, do not turn electrical switches on or off.
- For large outdoor leaks (i.e. where there is a smell of gas more than a few feet from the source), keep people, vehicles and ignition sources away. If necessary, cordon off the area and/or have someone stay there to control access.
- In the case of fire, immediately ring the fire brigade.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
It is colourless, odourless and has no taste. It is a killer.
Carbon monoxide poisoning is caused by fumes from faulty home heating appliances.