- SimsGas considers safety as a vital component. We have an experienced Technical services team we offer safety training and advice to all team members. In addition to this, all our drivers undertake a tank or cylinders safety check at each delivery, and any safety issues are immediately reported back to the technical services team for matter onhand to be attended to.
- Evacuate the building.
- Turn off the gas supply at the emergency stop valve if it safe to do so.
- Advise the Fire Officer of the existence of an LPG gas tank on the premises.
- Contact SIMS GAS for assistance.
- Should a gas leak occur, it is likely that it will be first noticed by the smell. Turn off the supply at emergency and main stop valves.
- Extinguish all naked lights and sources of ignition – NO SMOKING.
- Open doors and windows. Beware that LPG is heavier than air and will collect at the lowest levels
- Do not switch electrical appliances on or off – NO MOBILE PHONES.
- Contact you installer for internal leaks and appliance problems.
Out of Gas
- Turn off the main stop valve.
- Make sure all appliances are turned off.
- Contact SIMS GAS for replacement.
- Afte delivery, turn on the shut off valve.
- Follow the appliance re-lighting procedures.
- In the event of an appliance not operating correctly, turn off the gas and electricity supplies to it and contact your installer for assistance.
Safe operation of LPG Installations
- There should be NO SMOKING and no ignition sources near the LPG vessel or tank.
- Do not allow rubbish or flammable materials to accumulate around the LPG cylinder.
- Keep foliage from the LPG cylinders or obscure any signs or labels attached to it.
- Keep access to the LPG area at all times.
- Arrange for regular servicing of all your LPG appliances including flues.
- If the premises are to be left unattended for a long period, turn off the gas supply at the emergency stop valve.
Safety Guidelines for the Safe Operation
- Bottles must be used upright to ensure that vapour rather than liquid is used.
- Bottles must be located out of doors, in a well ventilated position against a building, wall or structure, on firm level ground.
- Bottles must not be located in cellars, basements or sunken areas. LPG appliances also must not be installed in cellars or basements.
- Bottles must be accessible, must not cause obstructions and, where necessary,must be protected from accidental damage or interference by persons,animals or vehicles.
- Change-over devices and regulators, etc. must be as close as practical to the bottles and the flexible connections kept as short as practical without causing strain on the hose, etc.
- Bottles must not be located within 1 metre (measured horizontally) or 3 metres (measured vertically) from any opening in the building wall. Eg, windows, doors,air bricks, flues or ducts.
- Bottles must not be located within 1 metre (measured horizontally) or 3 metres (measured vertically) from fixed sources of ignition, heat
- sources, electrical equipment (except specially protected) or ignitable materials.
- Bottles must not be located within 2 metres (measured horizontally) of drains (unless they are suitably trapped), gullies or openings to cellars. Alternatively a wall at least 2.50m high can be used as a diversion wall between the bottles and the relevant feature.
- Bottles must not be located within 3 metres of any corrosive, toxic or oxidising materials. Alternatively a fire resistant barrier may be required.
- The area around bottles should be kept clear of litter, long grass or anything else that is flammable.