• If you need to use a barbeque or camp stove to cook, make sure you do it in a well-ventilated area, like a garage with all the doors and windows open. Never use portable LPG appliances in an enclosed space – they’re not designed for indoor use as they produce carbon monoxide, a poisonous gas, so ventilation is essential.
  • Do not put pans or pots that are too big on small (canister) gas cookers. This can overheat the canisters and create a gas explosion.
  • Do not use cooking appliances for room heating.
  • When connecting an LPG cylinder, check all connection points for leaks by using a spray bottle of soapy water. If bubbles appear there is a leak, and you should disconnect and then reconnect and retest. If the leak persists, do not use the appliance and contact a licensed gasfitter.
  • Small LPG cylinders should be turned off when not in use.
  • If you smell gas, turn it off at the supply.

How to check LPG connections for leaks