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Guidelines for safety on gas sites

Safety always comes first. That is our philosophy at MAKEEN Energy, and we always have our finger on the pulse to make sure that reality matches philosophy.

To ensure a high level of safety, we continuously work to improve ourselves and to keep the safety issue top-of-mind for people staying on gas sites - liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as well as liquefied natural gas (LNG) sites. As with so much else, you cannot rest on your laurels without the risk of paying a price for it - and on those sites, the price might be equivalent to serious accidents. 

Below you can read more about our 8 guidelines for LPG and LNG sites and our safety card - important safety tools at MAKEEN Energy. You can also download the guidelines - as a brochure to keep in your pocket or hand out and as a poster to put up on the walls on or outside your site.

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8 guidelines for LPG and LNG sites

When you stay on an LPG or LNG site, you play a vital part in ensuring a high level of safety. It is therefore important that everyone follows these 8 guidelines when stepping into the Ex classified area* on a site:

* An Ex classified area: A hazardous area with an explosive gas atmosphere

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1. Use your common sense and logical reasoning

When staying on an LPG or LNG site, you should always use your common sense and logical reasoning. If you experience or notice something that seems irregular or dangerous, you must report it to the local staff immediately.

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2. Know – and follow – the local instructions

It is your responsibility to know - and follow - the local instructions on the LPG or LNG site. Importantly, this also includes precautions in the event of a fire or an explosion. Everyone must help ensure that the local instructions are strictly observed at all times.

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3. Know the local safety equipment and emergency procedures

Make yourself familiar with the safety equipment on the LPG or LNG site - both its location and its use - as well as the local emergency procedures and evacuation plans. As a part of the site's safety measures, you must always wear antistatic clothes, antistatic safety footwear, safety glasses and hearing protection when entering the Ex classified area on a site.

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4. Never stay alone

When staying in an Ex classified area on an LPG or LNG site, you should never be alone.

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5. Do not bring forbidden electrical items

In an Ex classified area on an LPG or LNG site, it is only allowed to bring along Ex approved electrical equipment. If you need to take any electrical items into the area, you must first get a local approval. Examples of items that are not allowed include:

  • Flash photography and electrical portable lamps in non-explosion proof designs
  • Electrical equipment such as mobile phones, electrical watches, computers, calculators, shavers, transistor radios, electrical hand tools, etc.
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6. Never use an open fire

All kinds of open fire are strictly forbidden in the Ex classified area on an LPG or LNG site - including smoking, matches, lighters and any form of welding, grinding, etc. Normally, you can leave forbidden items at the site entrance.

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7. Do not consume alcohol or drugs

Intoxication or consumption of spirits or drugs is not allowed on an LPG or LNG site and will in no way be tolerated.

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8. Treat and report accidents and near misses

Any accident or near miss on an LPG or LNG site must be reported to the local staff. In the event of minor accidents, you should always clean and treat cuts, grazes, dust in the eyes, etc. immediately to prevent possible complications or infections.

These guidelines are part of the brochure Safety guidelines - The steady sense of safety on LPG and LNG sites. For more information on the safety measures on LPG and LNG sites, click below to download the brochure.

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MAKEEN Energy safety guidelines

When you stay on an LPG or LNG site, you play a vital part in ensuring a high level of safety. This brochure highlights the precautions you need to take and presents 8 safety guidelines as well as an overview of the clothes you need to wear.

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8 guidelines for LPG and LNG sites

This poster provides you with a quick overview of the 8 guidelines for LPG and LNG sites from the brochure 'MAKEEN Energy safety guidelines'. It is easy to print out and put up e.g. at the site entrance or your office.

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MAKEEN LPG Safety Card

Proper training and awareness is key to protecting yourself and others when you are working with combustible gases such as LPG. MAKEEN LPG Safety Card is a three-day course that equips you with the right knowledge to stay safe.

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