Safety

Safety is of paramount concern to all involved in the LPG business, from producers through the supply, storage, handling and distribution chain, through to the consumer.

The health, safety and security of employees, contractors, customers and the general public is of prime importance. Our industry strives to ensure that everyone producing, transporting, selling and using LPG is aware of how to do so safely and securely.

The WLPGA promotes compliance with health, safety and environment standards and good business practices throughout the LPG industry. We advocate these standards through our two publications ‘Good Safety Practices’ and ‘Good Business Practices’.

Members of the WLPGA sign a Code of Conduct upon joining the association to show they adhere to good safety and industry practices.

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People all around the world use LPG safely every day for their cooking, heating, driving, camping and many other uses. To help ensure a safe environment while using LPG, LPG companies share the following brief safety tips with customers:

LPG can be detected by a typically unpleasant odour of gas

There are special tanks which are specifically designed for use underground

LPG will cause natural rubber and some plastics to deteriorate. Only use hoses and other equipment specifically designed for LPG

LPG is flammable like all petroleum fuels. It must be stored away from sources of ignition and in a well-ventilated area

LPG vapour is heavier than air. Any leakage will sink to the ground and accumulate in low lying areas

LPG expands rapidly when the temperature rises. So whenever a container is filled, sufficient space is left for expansion

Although LPG is non-toxic, it is an asphixiant and its abuse is highly dangerous. Treat LPG with respect

We recommend Safety is the first item on the agenda whenever discussing LPG.

For more information on safety and LPG contact dtyler@worldlpgas.com