Reduce safety risks when using LPG cylinders
- Only use LPG cylinders which have been tested within the last 10 years. The cylinder should be marked with the test date.
- Fill LPG cylinders at authorised filling stations staffed by trained personnel.
- Carefully read and comply with the connection instructions supplied with the LPG cylinder.
- Regularly check cylinder fittings are clean and tight. You can use soapy water to check for leaks – Know the drill before you grill.
- Use a regulator between the LPG cylinder and the appliance being powered by the LP gas, unless the appliance is a portable type designed for high pressure gas.
- Turn the gas off at the cylinder if you suspect a leak.
- Only use LPG cylinders in well ventilated outdoor areas – never indoors.
- Keep the LPG cylinder upright with its relief valves clear.
- Place the LPG cylinder on a firm level base of non-combustible material.
- Overfill the LPG cylinder
- Connect LPG cylinders to appliances designed for natural gas, or
- Use leaking, damaged or corroded LPG cylinders.