What to do in case of carbon monoxide Printable versionLast update: 28.03.2023
Leakage of household gas leads to poisoning and can cause an explosion!
Causes of household gas leakage:
- non-proper installation of stove or ventilation
- use of malfunctioning gas appliances
- unattended gas appliances
- unclosed taps on gas appliances and gas cylinder valves
- leaky hoses and connections on gas pipes
- use of gas household appliances and stoves for heating
- portable keroseneand gas heaters
What to do if there is a smell of gas in an apartment
- open the windows immediately, make a draught
- close the valve on a gas pipe
- do not turn on lights or household appliances as a spark can cause an explosion
- turn off the electricity in an apartment or in case of a massive leak, than also in an entrance hall
- turn off all the phones, as they can give a spark
- go outside
- contact the gas emergency service by calling 104
What to do if there is a smell of gas in an entrance hall
- warn residents of possible danger
- turn off the electricity
- leave a building and contact the gas emergency service by calling 104
- keep an entrance hall under control so that no one comes inside with a lit cigarette
When entering a premise full of gas, it is necessary to throw matches and lighters out of pockets so as not to automatically light them!
It is strictly forbidden! Light a fire or electric light in a premise full of gas. Trying to fix gas pipes. Trying to extinguish a burning gas by yourself (while it is burning, it is safe). Carry a gas cylinder heated by fire. It could explode.
Gas equipment should work in a well-ventilated premise!
Gas Emergency Service: 104
To contact the rescue service, call 112