Cooking Safety

  • Never leave cooking unattended
  • Cut sleeves and turn pot handles inward when cooking to avoid burn or injuries
  • Never store combustibles in oven or on top of stove
  • When barbequing, move unit away from the house
  • Dispose of coats/ashes in metal containers
What should I do to improve Gas Safety at my premises?
  • Wherever possible use fixed gas supply
  • Use portable heaters as intended – only use in well-ventilated outdoor areas on stable ground and keep clear from awnings and combustible material
  • Make gas safety part of your routine – have a gas safety supervisor and train all staff to follow the gas safety rules
  • Maintenance – never use damaged or malfunctioning heaters. Service your heater at least every 2 years and always follow manufacturer’s instructions
  • Correct storage and handling of LP Gas cylinders – keep all cylinders in a secure and well-ventilated external location. Check the appliance, hose and cylinder connections for leaks and minimise the amount of stored gas on- site
What are the potential hazards when dealing with LP Gas and outdoor heaters?
  • Leaking gas igniting and exploding
  • Radiant heat from an outdoor heater igniting near combustible materials, leading to serious fires.
  • Hot surfaces causing serious burns when touched.
  • Poisonous products of combustion accumulating in enclosed spaces and affecting people’s health and in extreme cases causing death.
  • Gas cylinder fires, leaks and explosions.
What are the benefits of using fixed gas supply?
  • Fixed supply units offer a safe, affordable and permanent outdoor heating solution for hospitality businesses. The heater units are off the ground, eliminating the risk of possible injuries to staff or customers or damage to the heater or ignition with combustible material.
  • Restaurants, bars and cafes are a dynamic environment where customers can also contribute to the risk by moving portable items around the outside area and across pedestrian’s footpath access.
  • Fixed supply units eliminate the potential hazard of storing and handling LP Gas cylinders on site.
  • Portable outdoor heaters have a life span of 2-3 years. Fixed supply units, which must be safely installed by a licensed plumber, last for more than 10 years.
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