There are some premises around Auchtermuchty in Scotland that use liquefied petroleum gas as a source of power. It is a safe and convenient way of getting power in more remote locations. As with all sources of fuel (including oil and natural gas) it is combustible, and therefore presents a risk of fire and explosion.
These risks are minimised by sensible safety precautions. With the correct safety precautions in place, there should be no risk of explosion or fire. However, if safety precautions are not followed then fires and explosions can occur and people can get injured, sometimes through no fault of their own.
Starting the case with injury claims lawyers in Auchtermuchty
This is when cases with injury claims lawyers in Auchtermuchty can be started. An accident injury case is initiated by contacting Accident Advice Helpline. We have been helping our clients to win cases for the last 15 years. We have a team of highly trained advisers who can answer all your queries about claiming with injury lawyers in Auchtermuchty.
There are several reasons for liquefied petroleum accidents, some of which may result in cases with injury claims lawyers in Auchtermuchty. Below is a selection of these.
Causes of liquefied petroleum gas accidents
Some liquefied petroleum gas accidents occur because tankers did not have safe access to fill the tank. The tanker delivering liquefied petroleum gas should have a dedicated flat parking area. There should be a system in place to ensure that this area is kept clear in readiness for the tanker’s arrival. Then there should be a method for keeping people at a safe distance away from the tank and the tanker as the refilling operation is taking place.
There must also be a safe system of ensuring that the tanker driver cannot drive away from the tank whilst the supply hose is still connected to the tank. Steps must also be taken to remove the risk of any sparks being generated, and that includes static electrical sparks. Much of this is achieved by a comprehensive policy of training tanker drivers and employing staff with the relevant qualifications.
Other liquefied petroleum gas accidents have occurred because of a lack of security. Only workers who are directly involved with the maintenance of the liquefied petroleum tank should be authorised to go anywhere near it. Other staff members and members of the public should be kept away. There should be strict rules about what can and cannot be done near the tank. Smoking near the tank must be strictly prohibited. Any source of ignition, for example a fire or a barbeque cannot be allowed anywhere near the tank. This can be achieved through clearly displaying signs, instruction and training, and supervision/regular inspection.
Steps should be taken to keep the liquefied petroleum tank secure. This prevents accidental or intentional tampering with the tank that could cause a hazard. Larger tanks have to have security fencing around them to achieve this properly.
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Date Published: 4th November 2013
Author: David Brown