Safe living with gas and LPG
Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is the generic name for mixtures of hydrocarbons (mainly propane and butane) stored in the liquid state.
Natural gas is a highly combustible odourless and colourless hydrocarbon gas largely composed of methane. Natural gas is created in roughly the same manner as oil, by processes that act upon organic matter over millions of years.
Find out information on buying and selling appliances, heating, getting gas work done and what to do when gas leaks.
- Carbon monoxide hazards
- Gas leaks
- Buying and selling appliances
- Cabinet heater safety
- Closed glass-fronted flame effect heaters
- Gas heating
Find out information about digging and underground services, turning a gas supply on and off, and transporting portable LPG cylinders.
- Earthworks and digging – Check before you dig
- How to turn the gas supply on and off
- Transport of portable LPG cylinders
Without proper ventilation, stoves, lamps, refrigerators, heaters or other gas appliances can give off poisonous carbon monoxide. Find out information on how to stay safe using gas and LPG while camping, and in caravans and motorhomes.
Find out information about the installation and maintenance of appliances and the need for certification.