HSE safety notice: LPG forklift truck fire risk

ebulletin issued: 5 June 2023

 

HSE has issued a safety notice after becoming aware of a number of fires on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) powered forklift trucks and other similar vehicles that have occurred during starting.

The build-up of deposits in fuel systems, in particular, the vaporiser units of LPG powered vehicles has led to a number of fires.

Operators should:

  • review your safe system of work in relation to the use of all LPG powered lift trucks and similar vehicles
  • provide information, instruction and training for all operators about the hazards raised in the alert
  • park LPG vehicles in well ventilated areas free from flammable material, particularly when parking overnight or for longer periods

View the safety notice for full details

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