Update to Code of Practice 7 - Storage of Full and Empty Cylinders and Cartridges

Thursday 6th January 2022

Code of Practice 7 has recently been updated and details the safety standards for the storage of full and nominally empty LPG cylinders and cartridges.

This Code is of particular relevance to depots, stockists, retailers, service station forecourts and any other premises involved in the storage of LPG cylinders and cartridges.

In the latest update guidance has been given on safe stacking and storing of cylinders which includes recommended quantities for vertical stacking and advice on DSEAR Regulation for LPG cylinder storage areas.

The Code contains six comprehensive sections and the information is applicable to all types of LPG cylinder. As well as general storage there are sections on displaying LPG cylinders within retail environments, and also on vehicles and trailers.

You will find the safety information required for visual signposting in order to make the area safe for members of the public, as well as fire precautions and emergency procedures to follow should an accident occur.

Richard Hakeem, Director of Technical and Safety Policy at Liquid Gas UK, commented:

“Code of Practice 7 contains important safety information relevant for LPG cylinder stockists, retailers, commercial and industrial users. We have recently updated this Code to include more information about how to stack empty cylinders and the safety advice which should be shared with staff and consumers within the retail environment.

We need to be encouraging consumers to return their empty cylinders and cartridges and Code of Practice includes the relevant information to make the return of cylinders, and disposal of cartridges as safe as possible for staff and customers.”

To purchase Code of Practice 7, or any of the other Code Bundles now available by Business sector please visit www.liquidgasuk.org/codes or email the team on mail@liquidgasuk.org 

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