LPG - what to do in an emergency
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.