Propane Safety & Training

Keep your team and your Metro Atlanta customers safe with propane safety guidelines and proper training

Make no mistake, when used appropriately, propane is safe, economical and environmentally friendly. At Georgia Gas Distributors, your safety and the safety of your employees and customers is our priority. We are proud to offer our customers FREE in-depth propane safety training. Sign up today!

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It’s important for anyone using propane equipment and appliances to understand best practices for propane safety. We offer an assessment to ensure that you are, at all times, in compliance with the safety regulations and standards of the following:

  • The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Please click here to see our safety data sheets.

We also walk through your facility to inspect the following checkpoints:
  1. cylinders/tank(s) location
  2. cylinders storage
  3. cylinder valve closed
  4. fire extinguisher existence
  5. cylinder labeling
  6. cage signage
  7. cylinders qualification
  8. PPE availability
  9. dispenser bulk tank
    1. proper location
    2. required emergency shutoffs for internal valve and electricity with proper signage
    3. fire extinguisher
    4. explosion-proof seal

Keep your propane forklift-cylinder exchange practices as safe as can be — at all times

Propane forklift-cylinder exchange is an important part of keeping so many Metro Atlanta businesses running smoothly. The improper handling of propane can result in potential property damage, lost productivity or severe injury.

A cost-effective method of meeting all your material-handling needs, cylinder exchange through Georgia Gas Distributors is the safest way to supply your forklift propane. Following is a handy list of tips for safely operating a lift truck:

When you operate a forklift, ALWAYS handle fuel properly.

  1. Position the tank in a way that prevents the liquid propane from coming into contact with the relief valve.
  2. Ensure the valve is tightly closed and the locking pin is engaging in the cylinder.
  3. Grip the cylinder gently to prevent it from dropping, denting or getting damaged.
  4. Always wear appropriate protective gear, including gloves and eyewear, when you’re making or breaking connections.
  5. Protect the valve from any damage and CLOSE it before breaking connections.

Store propane cylinders upright, and keep them secure — out of harm’s way and in a place where they will not be struck. Repairs should be completed only by qualified technicians. Contact us for service.

When you operate a forklift, proper propane-handling procedures always should be in place. You can eliminate unnecessary risks by following these guidelines:

  1. DO NOT change a cylinder using metal tools.
  2. DO NOT allow a cylinder to get too hot.
  3. DO NOT use excessive force when opening the valve — always handle with care. (Never drag, drop, roll or slide a cylinder.)
  4. DO NOT use matches or a flame to check for leaks. Instead, if you smell gas, test for leaks using a soapy water solution or a leak detector.
  5. DO NOT mount more than two cylinders on any forklift truck.

Safety Training Course
The safety procedures we’ve provided above should enhance your knowledge and skills, but they should never be used as a substitute for a safety training course.

We provide customers with an in-depth training course at no cost, designed to increase safety awareness in your forklift operators and to educate them on how to handle propane fuel safely.

Contact Georgia Gas Distributors if you want to learn more about our safety classes or to schedule classes for your organization. Here’s a look at our safety videos: