Spring Propane Safety Considerations
April 19, 2022
Written By Adam Buckallew
As warmer weather returns, the season for outdoor work and play is upon us. Familiarizing yourself with spring propane safety considerations can help ensure you and your family remain safe while enjoying your time in the yard.
Give Propane Equipment Space
While you’re mowing your lawn, trimming weeds, picking up debris, or doing yard work, it’s important to keep a safe distance from your propane tank so you don’t cause any damage or disrupt the lines to the tank. Try to keep your lawnmower at least three feet away from your tank and supply line to avoid damaging the system and prevent potential hazards. When cutting grass or weeds closer to your tank, use a weed trimmer and remember to maintain caution while avoiding contact with your tank and supply line.
Keep the Area Around Your Tank Clear
Spring and summer present excellent opportunities to clear out brush and unwanted vegetation growing near your propane tank. Maintaining a clear path to the tank helps keep your driver safe from cuts and scrapes and allows for more efficient deliveries. If you plan to burn a brush pile, leaves, or landscaping clippings, ensure your burn area is at least 25 feet away from your propane tank.
Teach Children About Tank Safety
Propane tanks may look fun to climb and play on, but it’s important to tell children that propane tanks are not playing surfaces and should be off-limits for games. Talk to kids about steering clear of propane equipment for their safety and encourage them to find other areas to explore and play.