Gas Safety – UK

  • 6 topics | 40m 1s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
Millions of people in the United Kingdom use natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), for a wide range of both domestic and commercial applications. Accordingly, large numbers of workers participate in storing and supplying the gas, and in installing, servicing and repairing gas appliances, fittings and pipes. Natural gas and LPG burn more cleanly than other fossil fuels and are comparatively inexpensive. However, they're highly flammable gases and, if they're used improperly, can result in deadly fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. In this course, you'll learn about the dangers posed by natural gas and LPG in the workplace. You'll be introduced to the legislation and standards that regulate gas safety, and to the requirements individuals must meet before they may work on gas appliances. You'll also learn important guidelines for preventing gas accidents, storing LPG and responding to gas emergencies in the workplace. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by New Level Safety Limited, a professional services company specializing in corporate health and safety management. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • identify the dangers posed by natural gas and LPG in the workplace
  • identify types of legislation for working on gas appliances
  • identify requirements for working on gas appliances
  • identify dangers posed by natural gas and LPG, and the types of gas safety legislation
  • identify appropriate gas safety mechanisms
  • recognise safe storage guidelines for LPG
  • respond appropriately in the event of a gas emergency in the workplace
  • identify how to prevent gas accidents and respond to gas emergencies


  • Dangers of Gas in the Workplace
  • Gas Safety Legislation
  • Knowledge Check: Gas Dangers and Safety Legislation
  • Preventing Gas Accidents
  • Responding to Gas Emergencies
  • Knowledge Check: Accident and Emergency Response