Advice for businesses getting back in the kitchen

Updated: Aug 4

With lockdown restrictions easing in Queensland, it is important businesses have their cooking or heating appliances checked by gas fitters to ensure everything is safe and in working order before opening their doors.

The Petroleum and Gas Inspectorate has provided the following list of reminders for business owners, chefs, and commercial kitchen staff when turning gas supplies back on:

  • Make sure no one has disconnected or moved a gas appliance.

  • If gas appliances have been disconnected or moved, confirm the work was done by a gas work licence holder (look for the Gas System Compliance Certificate).

  • Make sure all gas appliances are turned off before you turn the gas back on.

  • If you smell gas after you turn the supply on, turn off immediately and contact a gas work licence holder.

  • If the pilot doesn’t light, or goes out when you let the button go, DO NOT try to fix it. Turn it off immediately and contract a gas work licence holder to undertake repairs.

  • Burners can become blocked or partially blocked. If it is not possible to clean it as normal, turn it off immediately and contract a gas work licence holder to undertake repairs.

  • Appliances may light and turn on, but thermostats may not work normally, or airways and flue ways may not work correctly. If the appliance doesn’t work normally, turn it off immediately and contract a gas work licence holder to undertake repairs.

  • Always ensure gas work is only conducted by the holder of a current gas work licence.

Our team of Gympie Region plumbers and gas fitters are available 24/7 for plumbing and gas repairs and installation. Call 0418 800 018.

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