When connecting a LPG cylinder – check all connection points for leaks by using a spray bottle of soapy water – if bubbles appear – there is a leak. Check connection fittings for damage or worn rubber seals. 

Note connection fittings may have small rubber o-rings these need to be checked for damage, cracks etc and must be checked regularly. It’s good to remember to use the right tool for the right job as appropriate – check for obvious signs of damage to hoses and the appliance. 

Keeping your gas cylinder safe

  • Check all washers and o-rings on appliances and cylinders regularly.
  • Never interfere with or remove the valve on any LPG cylinder.
  • Do not turn the gas on until you are ready to light the appliance.
  • Close the cylinder valve when appliances are not in use.
  • Never use a flame to locate a leak.
  • Always replace the dust cap on cylinders when not in use.
  • Regulate the burner to your needs – flames should not go beyond the edge of the cooking vessel.
  • Dispose of disposable canisters safely – do not incinerate them. Contact your local council for disposal details.