Code of Practice 32 – an industry first for Liquid Gas UK

Monday 1st February 2021

Liquid Gas UK has this week launched Code of Practice 32, the first of its kind for the leisure industry.

Working closely with UK policy makers and Industry, Liquid Gas UK has compiled a comprehensive 112-page document detailing the optimum way to install, and maintain LPG for leisure accommodation vehicles such as caravans and motorhomes.

Commenting on Code of Practice 32, Richard Hakeem, Director of Technical and Safety Policy at Liquid Gas UK, Said:

“We’re very proud to have produced Code of Practice 32. It is the first of its kind for the leisure industry and we’ve worked closely with BH&HPA and the National Caravan Council to ensure it meets all of their safety objectives, and is specific to their industry.

Code of Practice 32 is the definitive guide for Installation and Maintenance of LPG in caravans and motor homes, and will without doubt improve safety standards for vehicles operating in the leisure space.”

It provides clear guidance on maintaining appliances such as those required for heating and cooking, as well as the installation of pipework in a safe manner.

It also includes standardised procedures for checking the safety of gas installation, and incorporates checks on appliances, the gas tightness of the system, the ventilation and flueing.

Code of Practice 32 specifies the requirements for the post-delivery commissioning, inspection & testing of LPG installations not included in the scope of either BS 6891 or BS EN 1949, where connection to external gas supply is provided and/or installation requires on-site commissioning.

Guidance is included on maintaining appliances and the installation pipework in a safe condition. It includes details of a standardised procedure and check report which should be followed by a competent person to check the safety of the gas installation. This includes checks on the appliances, the gas tightness of the system, ventilation and flueing.

Code of Practice 32 covers:

  • Holiday Caravans
  • Touring caravans and Trailer tents which are connected to an external LPG supply not incorporated in the original manufacturer’s design
  • Touring caravans that are used for more than 4 weeks whilst connected to external cylinder supply
  • Other vehicles with or without aftermarket conversion incorporating accommodation for habitation.

With a continued rise in popularity of camping and caravanning likely, after lockdown restrictions ease, it’s important that the leisure industry is supported. This latest Code of Practice from Liquid Gas UK provides vital information for the safe installation and maintenance of LPG equipment in caravans, motorhomes and campervans.

Liquid Gas UK Codes of Practice are globally recognized and provide industry leading, expert guidance for businesses and installers operating in the LPG and bioLPG industry.

For more details contact a member of the Liquid Gas UK team by emailing: mail@liquidgasuk.org or to purchase Code of Practice 32 click here.

The trade association for the LPG and bioLPG industry in the UK