▶ Do not use any cylinder or LPG appliance that does not meet Standards Organization of Nigeria(SON) safety standards, which is identifiable by their LOGO imprinted on it. Cooking with low quality cylinders could lead to leakage of its valves or fatal explosions when it fails under the pressure of the gas.
▶ Make sure that you get your home appliances maintained and serviced regularly.
▶ Inspect your LPG hose regularly for cracks and check your clips often to ascertain their tightness.
▶ Ensure that your cylinder is kept in an upright position, in a well-ventilated room.
▶ Do not keep your cylinder in a cabinet or enclosure.
▶ Desist from placing other fuels or combustible materials close to your LPG cylinder.
▶ Do not keep inflammable materials in the kitchen.
▶ Ensure that your cylinder is far from sources ignition, heat and radiation.
▶ When using gas cookers that do not have auto-ignition, you must first light the matchstick before turning on the knob.
▶ Do not keep electrical gadgets close to your gas cylinder. Any malfunction could spark a fire when there is any leakage.
▶ Always ensure that your gas cooker knob is turned off after cooking to prevent the escape of gas into the atmosphere.
▶ If there is a leakage, the first thing to do is to know the source of the leakage. If it’s from the body of the cylinder, provided there is no naked fire or possible source of ignition in the area, get the cylinder out of the house as quickly as possible. The next step is to open all doors and windows in the house to reduce the concentration of gas indoors.
▶ If there is suspected leakage, it is best to first turn off the gas regulator before inspecting the hose, clips and gas cooker.
▶ Install an audible smoke detector in your home.
▶ Turn off all electrical appliances and devices whenever you perceive or suspect gas leakage.
▶ Ensure to put the safety cap on the cylinder before and after refilling your gas cylinder.
▶ Ensure that fire extinguisher (powder) and CO2 in good working condition are always available in your home.
▶ Always confirm that the O rubber ring in your cylinder valve is intact.
▶ Never use naked fire or sources of ignition to check for gas leakage; rather use soapy water to test for leakages which is confirmed by bubbling at the point of leakage.
▶ Change your cylinder valve when it expires or when it starts leaking.
▶ Cylinders filled with gas should not be kept for long periods of time.