Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is the fuel used by many catering vendors for heating and cooling purposes.
However this risk along with any others associated with the event is to be managed first and foremost by you as the event organiser who has the overall responsibility for the safety of the patrons and contractors at the site.
Code of Practice for the
safe use of LP Gas at public events
Energy Safe Victoria’s Code of Practice details the safe use of LPG at public
events to assist compliance officers, event organisers, mobile catering
vehicles and vendors with outdoor dining areas on the safe use, storage and
handling of LPG in public areas.
Read more about gas safety at events and download a copy of the Code of
Practice: Safe use of LPG at public events in Victoria.
A hard copy booklet is also available to issue at the time of
each onsite inspection. To place your free order, contact our Marketing and
Communications team at [email protected]
Electrical equipment and
Any electrical work carried out around a business is to be
completed by a licensed electrician and certified on a Certificate of
Electrical Safety (COES). When installing electrical equipment ensure it
installed as per the manufacturer's installation
requirements, tag and tested and
appropriate for its intended use i.e. electrical
equipment specific for internal use cannot be used outdoors.
Any plug-in electrical equipment that may be accessible to the
public must be appropriately placed to avoid inadvertent contact. If
extension leads are used to access any external areas check for sufficient
mechanical-type protection. For example, where a lead crosses a footpath a
mechanical ramp should be fixed to prevent damage from pedestrians.
any assistance or technical advice regarding electrical, gas appliance
installations or the limitations on LPG cylinder storage at premises, please
contact ESV on 03 9203 9700 or online.