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SAFETY FIRST: What to do when you smell Gas

  • POSTED ON: October 19, 2017
  • AUTHOR: Editor
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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU SMELL GAS
1. Open doors and windows to get rid of gas
2. Extinguish all source of naked flames (coal pots, cigarette, etc)
3. Check  and see  if the gas has been left on
4. If not, there is probably a gas leakage, so turn off  the  regulator and call  technicians to service your store.
5. If it safe to do so, try to locate the source of the leak by applying solution of soapy water to the base of the Cylinder valve or along the flexible hose. If bubbies appear and become bigger or increases in number then you have a leak.
6. Knowing where the leak is helps prevent accidents.
7. Do not turn electrical switches on or off.
8. Do  not use machines or naked flames, do not smoke.
9. Do not use naked flames to check for leakage.

IN CASE OF FIRE
Remember fire needs three ingredients:
• Fuel(LPG)
• Oxygen (Air)
• Heat to ignite
If you have to deal with fire remember these points:
1. React quickly- a small fire is easier to deal with than a larger one.
2. Alert every one of the fire and evacuate the building.
3. Never try to deal with the fire if it is unsafe to do so.
4. Think of these fire ingredients and try to remove one of the ingredients of the fire.
5. Always approach fire from upwind and only it is safe to do so.
6. If there is fire in the kitchen or near the cylinder, put off the regulator and try to remove the cylinder, away from the fire, if it is safe to do so.
7. Attempt to put off fire with fire extinguisher (dry powder fire extinguishers  are the most effective for use of LPG fire)
8. Do not use water to put off fire where LPG is present.
9. Call the fire service.

SAFETY TIPS FOR MOTORIST AT THE FILLING STATION
Dear Motorist whenever you are at any filling station to buy fuel, observe the following tit bit BEFORE AND AFTER  you are served to ensure your safety and value  for money.
1. Pull up at the pump island before your fuel tank is opened
2. Switch off your engine.
3. Closely observe both the quantity and price indicators of the pump; ensure that both  reads ZERO, before you are served.
4. Open your tank and request the attendant to serve you. Make your request in litres or the cedi equivalent (not in gallons).
5. Ensure that the quantity/volume of product on the display is in litres.
6. Observe the amount indicated on the pump display is what you are paying for.
7. Avoid the use of mobile phones, be attentive and be involved in the process.
8. Do not smoke in the forecourt of the filling station.
9. Do not buy fuel dispensed from a pump with a “RED STICKER” from Ghana Standard Authority.
10. Ensure that a “GREEN STICKER” from Ghana Standard Authority is displayed on the serving dispensing pump.
11. If you suspect any foul play, report to the manger or a supervisor of the station.
If you are satisfied. Contact the NPA on 0545006111, 0545006112 or on the Vodafone toll free number 080012300 or on NPA’s lines 0302-766195/6

The National Petroleum Authority (NPA)
NATIONAL PETROLEUM SAFETY CAMPAIGN 2017

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