Safety

1. For safety reasons please avoid the following:
  • Smoking or other sources in the working or danger area
  • Using or maneuvering LPG in locations where regular gas smell is not noticeable due to other odors (for ex. In unventilated rooms)
  • Do not operate LPG equipment if you notice mold odors or if damp smell predominates in the room
  • Do not use defective equipment
  • Do not interfere unauthorized on the installation
2. Smell gas? What to do:

If you detect or suspect a lack of tightness of the LPG equipment immediately call a FLAGA representative or another authorized company. Interventions or repairs on the gas installation will be carried out only by authorized and qualified personnel in the LPG field. 
 
Warning: please do not try to repair the installation on your own. Manipulation by untrained persons can lead to serious accidents! 
 
The following are the most important rules of behavior when you feel gas smell or when you hear a sound like a gas leak:

Step 1: Step away, put out or avoid 
- no open fires, avoid smoking  
- do not press or turn on any electric light switches or other electric appliances 
- do not light any matches or lighters 
- do not use telefons or cell phones 
 
Any spark can trigger ignition: that triggered by a light switch, a telephone, a fan, a refrigerator motor, a burner flame or even a discharge of static electricity. 
 
Step 2 - Remove any persons from the area 
Evacuate all persons immediately from the area affected by gas leakage 
 
Step 3 - Turn off LPG 
Close the valve on the LPG supply pipe 
 
Step 4 - Alert the competent unit 
In order to alert FLAGA or the emergency crews (firefighters, police, ambulance) please use a neighbor’s phone
Do not enter the hazard area before a trained person or the firefighters have declares the area as being safe  
 
Step 5 - Emergency crews tasks 
Please allow only trained personnel and firefighters access to the area to check for gas leaks. 
 
The following tasks will be performed only by authorized personnel:
- leak detection and repair
- checking the pressure and tightness of the LPG supply system
- turning the gas on
- checking all gas consumers and restarting them  
 
Step 6 - Accessing the hazard area 
The hazard area will be accessed only after the firefighters or the authorized personnel have confirmed the safety of the area. Ventilate the area.

3. Safety measures for the LPG cylinders
  • Do not store the LPG cylinders in basements, cellars, unventilated rooms, near manholes, windows that open towards the basement etc. because this gas is heavier than air.
  • Changing the cylinders is always done with the closed valve so that the amount of gas released into the atmosphere is minimal;
  • Changing the cylinders is never done near sources of fire such as cigarettes, lighters, etc.;
  • For the outdoor use you must pay attention to wind gusts as these may extinguish the flame;
  • Avoid spillage of liquid on the stove as it may extinguish the flame;
  • The valves must not be covered or obstructed;
  • All connection material – pipes, nozzles, hoses, etc. must be properly certified and in the warranty period specified by the manufacturers for use;
  • The rubber hose must not come into contact with hot areas, should not be forced, stretched, used to support other objects, etc.;
  • If you smell gas: do not turn on electric switches as these can produce electric discharges and trigger explosions; close the supply valve and ventilate the room.

You can download here the safety sheet for propane and LPG for vehicles:

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