We take the safety of our customers and whoever may come into contact with our products very seriously.
LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) is a flammable gas and it is heavier than air. It is safe if stored and used properly. LPG has a stench agent added to make it easy to detect in the event of a leak.
We recommend that you always follow the safety instructions.
- Do not damage or tamper with the valve
- Be sure you have the correct regulator
- Before removing any plug or cap make sure that the valve is closed
- When swapping a cylinder on an appliance, make sure that :-
- the appliance is turned off
- there is no other source of ignition
- Keep cylinders upright
- Do not store cylinders in cellars
- Do not use propane cylinders indoors
- Do not use in high rise flats where gas is prohibited
- Use a trolley or other suitable device or technique for transporting heavy containers
- Leave valve protections caps (where provided) in place until the container is ready for use
- Only use suitable pressure regulating devices on all containers
- Never use direct flame or electrical heating devices to raise the pressure of a container.
- Containers should not be subjected to temperatures above 45°C.
- Do not use containers as rollers or supports, or for any other purpose
- Keep container valve outlets clean and free from contaminants
- Close the container valve whenever gas is not required
- Replace outlet caps or plugs and container caps as soon as container is disconnected
Storage of cylinders
- Containers should be stored in a well ventilated area.
- Store containers in a location free from fire risk and away from sources of heat and ignition.
- The storage area should be kept clear
- Cylinders should be properly secured to prevent toppling or rolling.
- Flammable gases should be stored away from other combustible materials.
- Containers held in storage should be periodically checked for general condition and leakage.
Safety considerations when using a mobile heater
Mobile Heaters should:
- NOT be located so as to restrict means of escape
- NOT have clothes placed over it
- NOT be positioned near to chairs or other furnishings or near to curtains.
- Always face the heater towards the centre of the room.
- NOT BE MOVED WHILST LIT
- Be used with suitable fire guards to provide additional protection
Can my heater produce carbon monoxide?
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a highly poisonous gas which can be produced if the mobile heater is not working correctly. It is difficult to recognise as it has no colour, smell or taste. Symptoms of CO poisoning are similar to that of a viral infection. It affects mental ability causing a person to become incapable without knowing.
Symptoms of exposure to Carbon Monoxide
- Tightness across the forehead
- Severe headache, weakness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting
- Coma, intermittent convulsions
- Depressed heart action, slowed respiration.
- If the exposure has been severe it may cause death.
If the mobile heater has any of the following happening, It could be producing carbon monoxide, so switch it off and do not use it again until it has been checked.
- Burner panels which are dull and burn with a blue haze.
- There are soot deposits on the panels.
- The burner panels or cement fixings are damaged
- The mobile heater does not burn quietly.