LPG bottled gas systems are very safe, but as with any fuel LPG must be treated with care. There are very strict regulations governing the ways that bottled LPG can be stored and handled, and LPG providers are also required to meet certain standards.
When bottles are refilled at the filling stations they are tested for faults. The bottles are also leak tested when they are reconnected to your house.
How do you know if there is a gas leak?
You’ll smell it. We are required by law to odorise our gas with a strong pungent smell, so that you can easily detect any leakage.
What do you do if you smell gas?
If you can smell gas around your appliances or bottles:
- Turn the appliance off and turn off the bottle flow by screwing down the valve on top of each bottle.
- If the smell is coming from your appliances, open doors and windows to air the area.
- Don’t light anything.
- Call a local gas fitter and ask them to come out and check the appliances and gas system. You’ll find gas fitters listed in the Yellow Pages, or simply call us on 0800 600 900 and we’ll direct you to a gas fitter in your area.