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Safety Standards

Volume 712: debated on Monday 20 July 2009

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the safety standards that apply to the manufacture, loading, storage, transport and use of liquid petroleum gas. [HL4921]

The safety standards applicable to the loading, storage, transport and use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) are published and publicly available. The standards are of the following types:

3. Regulations, approved codes of practice and guidance published by HSE. These tend to apply to hazardous flammable substances that include, but are not restricted to, LPG. These standards are available in full from HSE Books at PO Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2WA or telephone 01787 88165. HSE's website at www.hse.gov.uk also contains summaries of some of this guidance and leaflets which can be freely downloaded.

4. Standards published by industry associations. The main ones have been produced by UKLPG (the trade association for the UK onshore LPG industry), the Energy Institute in the UK and the American Petroleum Institute in America.

A full list of the main safety standards applicable to the loading, storage, transport and use of LPG and UKPLG codes of practice have been placed in the Library.