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Gas Leak Safety - Handling Gas Leaks

Important Information

Gas leaks at home or at the workplace are usually identified by a heavy pungent smell in the air and maybe a hissing noise from the gas appliance

Inhaling the gas can be fatal and you should also take precautions against possible explosion

Gas Leak Procedures

Some of the initial safety procedures for handling a gas leak includes;

  • Do NOT switch on any lights or start an open flame

  • Open all doors, windows, and close any open flames

  • Completely close off all gas appliances if possible

  • Contact the local gas company to rectify the leak

  • If the smell of gas continues, evacuate the building and call the police