Gas Safety

Precautions you can take and laws you must comply with when working with gas, The word 'gas' can be used to describe the physical state of many substances however, the following guidance focuses specifically on the safe use of gas as a fuel in the workplace. It is commonly used as a fuel for heating, cooking, welding, cutting and for processing products.

Gas Safety Precautions

If your risk assessment has found hazards linked to the use of gas, then you need to put precautions in place.

There are a number of things you can do, such as the following.

You should also

You can contact the Gas Safety Advice Line free on 0800 300 363 for more advice.

Controls for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)

When using LPG extra care must be taken. This is because storage facilities for LPG must meet certain safety standards. You should store as few gas cylinders as possible.

You should also make sure there is suitable ventilation where the gas is being stored and used, particularly at low level. This is because LPG is heavier than air so there is a risk of asphyxiation.

The LPG Association guidance states that the storage area must