Gas Bottles Freak Accident

With many companies having compressed gas bottles  on site as well as many residential homes having gas appliances installed at properties, gas compliance certificates are required and imperative that regulations are adhered to . Gas installations for which certificates are required include built-in gas fires or braai’s, gas stoves, hot water systems and the like.

One of the regulations to having a compliant certificate is to have these gas bottles caged and not left freestanding.

Compressed bottles can be dangerous projectiles if the valves are broken by accidental toppling.

Gas bottles are always required to be secured upright by chains within their storage cage.  Non compliance could affect an insurance claim to be rejected by your insurer.

Herewith below is an article ( Star 1 Oct 2018) clearly noting the dangers:

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