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Health and Safety

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Health and Safety

Health & Safety

Safety is of paramount importance and we've included basic safety information below in line with our AvantiGas Health and Safety policy and commitment, Basic Safety. To help you ensure a safe environment while using LPG from AvantiGas, here are a few brief safety tips:

Basic Health and Safety Tips:

  • LPG from AvantiGas is flammable like all petroleum fuels. It must be stored away from sources of ignition and in a well-ventilated area.LPG from AvantiGas can be detected by a typically unpleasant odour of gas
  • LPG vapour is heavier than air. Any leakage will sink to the ground and accumulate in low lying areas
  • There are special tanks which are specifically designed for use underground
  • LPG from AvantiGas expands rapidly when the temperature rises. So whenever a container is filled, sufficient space is left for expansion
  • LPG from AvantiGas will cause natural rubber and some plastics to deteriorate. Only use hoses and other equipment specifically designed for LPG
  • Although LPG from AvantiGas is non-toxic, it is an asphixiant and it’s abuse is highly dangerous
  • Treat LPG with respect

Gas Safety Tips

  • Get your gas appliances regularly serviced and safety checked every year by a Gas Safe registered engineer
  • Only use a Gas Safe registered engineer to fit, fix or service your gas appliances
  • Fit an audible carbon monoxide alarm to alert you if there is carbon monoxide in your home
  • Check for warning signs that your gas appliances are not working correctly e.g. black stains around the appliance
  • Always check the engineer’s Gas Safe Register ID card or by calling the Gas Safe Register on 0800 408 5500

Gas Leak Indoors

6 signs & symptoms of Carbon Monoxide poisoning from a gas leak

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Breathlessness
  • Collapse
  • Loss of consciousness

If you smell gas:

  • Switch off the emergency valve on the outside wall of the building and turn off the gas at the main shut off valve under the tank hood
  • Extinguish all naked flames immediately
  • Do not operate any electrical equipment and be aware of any equipment which may switch on or off automatically
  • Open all doors and windows to ventilate the building
  • Contact your installer or the engineer who maintains your appliances

Gas Leak Outdoors

  • Turn off the gas at the main shut off valve under the tank hood
  • Extinguish all naked flames immediately
  • Call AvantiGas on 0870 753 9999

Major Leak or Fire

  • Call out the fire service and advise them that the leak or fire involves LPG
  • If the leak or fire is indoors, get everyone out of the premises
  • If the leak or fire is outdoors, evacuate people from the area and keep upwind of any leak
  • Call AvantiGas on 0870 753 9999

For more information and advice on gas safety in your own home and rented accommodation, engineers, what to do in an emergency and carbon monoxide please visit the Gas Safe Register.