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Introduction to this document

Working in LPG storage areas

Anyone working in LPG storage areas must be extremely careful in how canisters are handled and ensure that they are kept away from naked flames.

Managing the risks

To help you identify the hazards associated with working in this environment and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example Risk Assessment - Working in LPG Storage Areas. It covers the generic hazards associated with this type of activity and suggests control measures to reduce risks to an acceptable level.

Make your instructions clear

Don’t include activities in your document that simply don’t need to be there. Work to the principle that if there is any chance of your staff being unaware of the safe way of doing something, then you will need to make it clear in your document. Finally, always ensure that any control measures you identify and follow only go so far “as is reasonably practicable”.   

Note. The list of potential hazards is not exhaustive. However, for your risk assessment to be considered suitable and sufficient in the eyes of the law it must accurately reflect the “significant” hazards found in the LPG storage areas on your premises.