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Hazard Related Topics

LPG Liquefied Petroleum Gas in cylinders may be required for particular operations and should be identified. Storage of LPG should be in compounds at least 10 metres from permanent or temporary structures, the compounds should display the correct signs and have suitable fire extinguishers provided at the entrance. It is important to keep cylinders of oxygen and other gases separately.

The Highly Flammable Liquids and Liquefied Petroleum Gases Regulations 1972 govern the storage and use of such materials. Cylinders of Propane and similar used for cutting and burning during construction works and substances such as paint thinners with a flash point less than 32 degrees centigrade are also included. The main concern in the storage and use of these materials is the prevention of fires and explosions.