LPG Heaters and Barbecues

This page provides information on the safe use of LPG heaters and barbecues.

Bottled Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is commonly used to fire household heaters, barbecues and other devices. It is a safe efficient fuel provided simple safety procedures are followed at all times.

LPG is a hazardous substance

LPG is a hazardous substance under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996.

It is important LPG appliances are maintained in a safe efficient working condition at all times.

Appliance Testing

LPG appliances should be safety checked by a certified tester at least once each year.  This check should cover the whole appliance, gas connections and LPG cylinder.

You can find an LPG test station or maintenance service operator by searching under Gas Cylinder Testing in the Yellow Pages.

Links to more hazardous substance information

Legislation:

Porirua City Council Links:

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