Propane Safety: Commercial Safety

Propane Safety Rules

Propane must be kept away from open flames and ignition sources

Container refilling should only be done by a qualified technician

ALWAYS

Familiarize yourself with the location of your storage tank’s vapor service shutoff valve

Leave installation or repair of appliances or equipment to a qualified technician

If you suspect a leak, call Van Dyke Gas Co. immediately for proper testing

NEVER

Tamper with your system’s supply lines or appliances

Tamper with any safety devices, regulators or storage tank fittings

Test for a propane leak using an open flame

If a Propane Leak Occurs:

If there is a propane leak, propane will always gather at the lowest point since propane vapor is heavier than air.

DO:

Shut off the storage tank’s service valve

Eliminate all possible outside sources of ignition

EXIT the building immediately and call 911 from a safe location (e.i. building across the street)

After calling 911, call Van Dyke Gas Co.

Do NOT:

Turn on any light switches or use a cell phone or any other electrically operated communications device

Test for a leak yourself