We regularly encounter issues with LPG and have concerns about its use. As the outdoor hospitality & mobile sectors continue to grow, so does the use of LPG and consequently the challenges surrounding its safety.
Although we are not the regulators, we have a considered insight into the sector and feel strongly that we can make changes by raising awareness, encouraging our members to follow the correct procedures and use engineers that we can trust to carry out gas installations and safety checks correctly.
We have worked with gas experts and suppliers on LPG safety for many years now, however, as the sector grows and businesses diversify, it is now more important than ever for our sector to take steps to further improve LPG safety through self-governance.
Over the last 18 months, we have been researching and understanding the challenges that the use of LPG brings; these challenges range from a lack of LPG support and training for mobile traders, event organisers and EHOs, a lack of industry consistency and interpretation, the issuing of illegal gas certificates as well as a shortage of qualified gas engineers.
We are committed to leading changes to make the use of LPG safe and we are in continued discussions with the HSE, the Gas Safe register, industry bodies & associations and gas engineers to develop a safer future for LPG in our sector.
For NCASS members, the work we are doing in LPG safety will focus on encouraging them to use an approved NCASS Gas Engineer Partner. These come with a raft of benefits and clear processes, the engineers work to the correct interpretations and high standards of LPG use, and an agreed code of conduct.
We will continue to explore and highlight the challenges and solutions to our members and the wider hospitality and events industry and hold regular update meetings in the form of our Gas Safety Forum.
If you encounter any issues with LPG safety and would like to raise a technical query or take part in the Gas Safety Forum, please contact us via [email protected]