Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG)
The Food and Safety Team are participating in an
on-going national campaign led by the Health and
Safety Executive focussing on the replacement of buried
metallic pipework and fittings used in an liquified petroleum gas
(LPG) systems with non-metallic materials such as polyethylene
(plastic) which will not corrode.
The effect of an LPG leak from a damaged or corroded pipe or
fitting can be catastrophic if the gas is allowed to build up.
The campaign has two main priorities:
Priority 1: Premises with medium pressure
carbon steel pipework aged 10 years old or more at the time
the 2009/10 survey AND where any one or more
of the factors listed below apply should be
resolved by the end of 2015:
occupied by members of the public or
occupied by more than 5 other persons, or
basement or other significant below-floor void is present.
Priority 2: Any other premises with
carbon steel pipework should be resolved by the end of 2020.
For further information about the national LPG campaign, visit
the HSE website.
Food and Safety Team
Tel: 01902 696220