LPG safety tips
Every cylinder undergoes strict testing to ensure adherence to the highest safety standards.
When buying your LPG:
- Always buy LPG cylinders from our authorised Esso LPG distributors only
- When the cylinder is delivered to your home, please ensure it bears a red seal
- The seal should be present and intact. Do not accept the cylinder if the seal is broken
When cooking with LPG:
- Keep windows open to ventilate your kitchen
- Do not place flammable or plastic items near the flame
- Turn pan handles away from the flame
- Never leave your cooking unattended. The sauce or liquid in your cooking vessel could overflow and extinguish the burners, causing gas to leak
- Always keep the LPG valve/regulator switched off when gas stove/oven is not in use, especially at night
- Always store the LPG cylinder in an upright position and away from other combustible and flammable materials
- Store no more than one spare LPG cylinder at any given time
- Always ventilate your LPG cylinder storage area
- Never tamper with your LPG cylinder
- Make sure all parts of the installation are in good condition. If you should find anything wrong with any part, contact your distributor immediately and ask for assistance
5-point safety check:
Be sure to request for the LPG delivery man to perform the 5-point safety check required by the SCDF (Singapore Civil Defence Force) as follows:
- Regulator - Check the regulator to ensure it is not worn out or expired. Change the regulator every five years. Use only regulators with the Safety Mark endorsed by SPRING Singapore.
- Rubber Hose - Check the rubber hose to ensure it is not worn out or expired. Change the rubber hose every two years. Use only hoses endorsed by SPRING Singapore.
- Hose Clips - Check the hose clips to ensure that they are in good working condition and properly secured.
- Cylinder - Check the LPG cylinder for cracks.
- Leak Test - Check for gas leaks by applying soap solution on cylinder joints. The appearance of soap bubbles will indicate a leak point. Do not use an open flame to detect leaks.