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Safety Tips & Regulations

Safety Tips For Using LPG

1.  Always open doors or windows to let in fresh air, this is only unnesseccary when using flued appliances, where the exhaust gasses can pass to the outside atmosphere through a flue.

2.  Only use LPGSASA "Safe Appliances", as they carry certain built in safety devices.

3.  Never leave gas appliances on when sleeping or not present.

4.  Always buy gas bottles from legitimate suppliers, that have printed plastic seals.

5.  All installations should only be carried out by certified installers, ask for their licence cards, or check on the SAQCC website to see if they are registered.

6.  Never let children play with gas appliances.

7.  If you smell unburnt gas, shut off all valves and cylinders and call your installer.

8.  If you have to light the gas manually for whatever reason (eg. power failures), always light the match first, then swich on the gas, not the other way round.

The LPG SA SA compliance Regulations for outdoor gas bottle placement are as follows: 

  1. If you have your gas bottle contained within a gas cage then the top of the gas bottle must be 300 mm below the window (a 19Kg bottle is between 800 – 900mm tall).
  2. If you do not wish to install a gas cage then the top of the gas bottle must be 3m below the window.
  3. If you can find a position that is not below a window then the distance from a door or window must be 1m or more.
  4. Distance to open drain or gulley 2m or more (LP Gas is heavier than air so if it leaks it will gather in drains or gullies because it sinks).
  5. Distance to electrical source of ignition must be 5m or more (examples are pool pump, db board, aircon pump, motor, electric fence, etc).
  6. Your bottle must sit on a firm raised level base (ie. Concrete or bricks).
  7. Distance below an electrical source of ignition must be 1.5 m or more (even light fixtures)

Some of the Assessment Criteria as per SANS 10087-1:2013

Birds eye view for cylinder placement in relation to boundry walls

gas bottle safety distances relating to boundary walls

General Safety Distances

Genral safety distanced for gas bottle placement

Distances from an Electric Fence

Gas bottle placement in relation to electric fences

Distances and regulations relating to thatch roof houses

gas bottle placement with regard to thatch roof houses

Criteria for placing bottles below windows

gas bottle placement below windows

Safety distances relating to items in proximity to the hob/stove

safety distances from a gas hob or stove