LPG Gas Sunshine Coast Safety

Gas Leaks and Emergencies

If you suspect you have an LP Gas leak and can smell gas, turn off your appliances and gas cylinders immediately.  Remember, be safe not sorry. If you detect a strong smell of gas, and cannot find and remedy the problem, call Triple Zero (000) and ask for the Fire Brigade

  • Do not light a match, lighter or any other source of open flame
  • Do not smoke
  • Do not use any electrical appliance, use the phone or switch on a light. These are sources of ignition and may create a spark which can ignite the gas in the atmosphere
  • Open all windows and doors.

Check

  • Pilot lights on your appliances – the flame may have blown out
  • Burners on your stove – they may be on, without a flame
  • Connections to your gas cylinder, gas appliances and equipment
  • Never use a naked flame to detect a leak. Spray soapy water on connections to check for leaks- if bubbles appear, check connections. Always rinse any soapy water away after leak testing.   If in doubt, turn off the gas and have a licensed gas fitter attend to the installation.

Note

  • Your cylinder may not be leaking even if you can smell gas. It may just be close to empty, as there is an odorant added to LPG and the gas at the bottom smells stronger. The odorant is added to LPG because it is a naturally odourless gas.
  • Safety Data Sheet (SDS) information for handling and First Aid at Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) SDS