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Health and Safety Guidelines - Liquid Petroleum Gas Storage

LPG is Liquefied Petroleum Gas, which includes butane, propane, and mixtures thereof is usually stored under pressure. Cylinders are often very heavy and should be handled, with the appropriate equipment and with care, to prevent rupture or damage. See our range of Cylinder Trolleys here.

Storage of Gas Cylinders

Key Guidance:

For more detailed advice on storage and storage distances, please contact your Health & Safety advisor or local council or fire authority.

Leak Detection

Many canisters are odorised, and leaks of either gas or liquid can be detected by smell before sight. If a leak has been detected, contact emergency services immediately.

Leaks can be detected by:

Please also see our range of fire resistant cabinets and high-security cages

Our gas cage tool helps calculate the size of storage cage you require. We also have an extensive information page on Cylinder types and cylinder sizes.

Further Information:

Please see below links for further information on storage and transporting cylinders. To ensure compliance, we would highly recommend that you contact your Health & Safety advisor, local council or fire authority and/or LP Gas Suppliers.

UKLPG are the trade association for the LPG industry in the UK and provide guidance on handling of LP Gas. They have a list of common questions which has more details on all aspects of LP Gas, but also official Code of Practise documents available from their online shop.  For full details of Storing Full and Empty LPG Cylinders, particularly see Code of Practice 7.

Emergency contact information can be found here. Your local council will have contacts and documentation too.

If you are looking for gas-specific advice, please see:

PLEASE NOTE: This page is for information purposes only. We would encourage you to contact your Health & Safety advisor, local council or fire authority for further, specific information and to conform to Health & Safety guidelines.