We take as many
precautions as we can to make every room in the house
as safe as possible. But special precautions must be
taken in the kitchen. Most accidents that happen at
home take place in the kitchen. Therefore adequate
measures must be taken for kitchen safety. Since
electrical appliances and cooking gas are used in the
kitchen, fire safety precautions are a must. All
members of the family must follow kitchen safety
measures carefully, especially while cooking in the
kitchen. Following these safety measures might save
your life in an emergency.
Here are a few kitchen safety tips, for fire safety
while using cooking gas.
Once you have completed cooking, make sure
that you have turned off the stove and other appliances in the
kitchen. Especially so before you lock the house and leave.
LPG or cooking gas is actually a colorless,
odorless gas. An artificial odor is added to the gas, so that
the consumer can smell it, in case of a leak and take
appropriate measures to seal the leak. Smell cooking gas and
learn the smell, so that you can identify a gas leak if one
Do not repair gas appliances by yourself. Get
a profession to repair it.
Take the lighter in one hand and then ignite
the stove, instead of, opening the knob completely and then
Get all gas appliances serviced regularly.
Get a professional to install your gas
Do not tamper with the safety valves for any
Turn off the gas cylinder before you leave
your home and before you go to bed each night.
Use gas appliances that are approved and are
of good quality. Ensure that all the parts have proper
If you smell gas in the kitchen, when the
stove in not in use, turn off the cylinder/regulator
immediately. This will cut off the gas supply and an accident
may be averted. Open all windows and doors of the kitchen, so
that there is adequate air supply. Do not turn on any
electrical appliance in the kitchen at this time.