What you can do to prevent a gas explosion
The Singapore Civil Defence Force shared some tips on how to handle liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) safely.
- Buy your LPG from authorised dealers.
- Keep gas cylinders upright and at least a metre away from open flames, heat sources and electrical outlets.
- Ensure that there are no naked flames nearby when changing the gas cylinder.
- Store no more than one spare cylinder at any time.
- Keep the kitchen well-ventilated while cooking.
- Never leave cooking unattended or place flammable items near the flame.
- Turn off the gas supply at the regulator before leaving for overseas trips.
- Check all gas connections regularly for leakage. If bubbles appear after detergent or soap solution is applied on the gas hose, there is a leakage.
- Replace gas hoses every two years, and gas regulators every five years.
- If you smell a gas leak, you should:
- Put out all flames and turn off the stove, gas valves and regulators.
- Open all windows and doors to ventilate the house.
- Call your authorised dealer to report the gas leakage immediately.