Safety

1. For safety reasons when handling LPG please avoid the following:
  • Smoking or other sources of ignition in the working or danger area
  • Using LPG or fulfill setup tasks in locations where the regular gas smell is not noticeable due to other smells (e.g. in unventilated rooms)
  • Lightening up LPG sources while musty and moist smells prevail in the room
  • Putting LPG applications to work with the help of tools, when their handles or operating buttons are not working
  • Broken operating elements must be replaced before operation!
2. Smell gas? What to do:

If you detect or suspect an error with your LPG installation, call FLAGA or another authorised firm immediately. Repairs of LPG installations shall only be undertaken by trained personnel.  
 
Attention: please don't take any risk and try not to repair the installation on your own. Manipulations of the installation by untrained persons can lead to severe accidents! 
 
Following you find the most important rules of behavior when you smell gas or hear a fizzy sound of 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 little spark can trigger ignition: 
The spark of a light switch, a phone, a fan, frigerator engine, flame of a burner or lighter, unloading of static electricity when walking into a room etc. 
 
Step 2 - Keep others away 
Immediately remove or keep away all people from the building, the vehicle, the caravan or the close by area 
 
Step 3 - Shut off LPG 
Turn the hand wheel of the isolation valve of the cylinder to the right 
 
Step 4 - Alerting and behavior in the danger zone 
To alert FLAGA or emergency crews (fire brigade, police, ambulance) please use the phone of a neighbor 
Do not enter the building, the vehicle, the caravan or the endangered area before a trained person or the fire brigade has defined it as safe. 
Do not open the gas valve. 
 
Step 5 - Tasks of the emergency crews 
Please only allow trained personnel and the fire brigade to check for gas leaks. 
 
The following tasks are to be fulfilled only by trained personnel:
- define and repair leaks
- check the pressure and impermeability of the system 
- turn on the gas 
- check all gas appliances and turn them back on 
 
Step 6 - Before re-entering the danger zone 
Re-enter the room only, when trained personnel or the fire brigade has confirmed safety. Also, the ventilation of the room is absolutely necessary. 

3. Safety remarks for LPG cylinders

Never store LPG cylinders below ground level, close to ground openings, basement windows or stairs leading down to a basement (LPG is heavier than air). Areas where LPG cylinders are stored have to be surrounded by a protection area. For these protection areas there are certain regulations to be followed (LPG-regulation BGBl. II 446/2002). We offer support for dealing with authorities in the process of setting up cylinder storages. 
 

Following find the current safety data sheet for propane and autogas as downloads:

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