Storage and use of LPG at public events
This guideline applies to the minor storage and use of liquefied petroleum gas (LP Gas) at public events such as festivals, major sporting events, fetes and local markets. The intent of this guideline is to ensure an acceptable level of gas safety, and minimise the possibility of gas-related incidents. Where practicable, LP Gas should be stored and used in accordance with Section 2 of AS/NZS1596 The storage and handling of LP Gas – Minor Storage so that quantities are below levels that are unlikely to play a significant part in spreading a fire from place to place, so fire fighting facilities are expected to cope adequately. Where it is not practicable to keep LP Gas storage within the limits of minor storage, other relevant sections of AS/NZS1596 should be applied.
Event organisers of public events have a legal duty of care to provide a safe operational environment. Organisers and the users of LP Gas owe a concurrent duty of care, and should manage risks through a process of identifying, assessing and managing risks.
All gas storage and gas installations must comply with Gas Safety Regulations and relevant Standards.