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Safety LPG

LPG - what to do in an emergency

In an emergency call Flogas

041 983 1041


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 041 983 1041
  • 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.

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