Taking care of your tank


Your safety is important to us. If you’re an LPG user, make sure tank maintenance isn’t an afterthought. Read below for our health and safety guidelines to looking after your tank and surrounding area, to ensure we can deliver safely and on time.


Health and Safety Guidelines

  • Keep access routes to your property, such as driveways, overhanging trees and hedgerows well maintained and clear for delivery vehicles

  • Keep your tank and areas surrounding clear of vegetation and any obstacles so our drivers can access safely

  • Ensure your tank is positioned at least 3 metres away from any unsealed drains, gullies or decking. LPG is heavier than air so any leaks will accumulate in areas without adequate ventilation

  • If you choose to wash your tank, do so with warm soapy water and rinse thoroughly to avoid corrosion

  • Do not build over pipework to and from the tank

  • Buildings, outbuildings sheds greenhouses should be placed at least 3 metres away from your tank

  • Ensure your Emergency Control Valve (the lever on your pipework) is on the external boundary wall of your property, and accessible at all times


Underground Tanks

  • Ensure the lid of your underground tank is not surrounded by concrete – this will prevent us from testing the cathodic protection (which prevents tank rust)  

  • Tank lids must not be within 3 metres of any decking and not be covered, altered or damaged

  • Water or sediment should not be present in the tank lid

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