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Gas safety for major events

Ensure your event is safe

Organisers of public events have a duty of care under Occupational Health and Safety legislation to provide a safe operational environment. As far as reasonably practicable, people are not to be exposed to risks arising from the running of the event.

The definition of this duty is broad. Pro-active attention by organisers may be achieved by a process of identification, assessment and control of safety risk.

Gas safety at events

Gas safety can be achieved by ensuring all gas installations are safe and certified as complying with current Regulations and Safety Standards.

Event organisers should read the Code of Practice for The Safe Use of LP Gas at Public Events In Victoria, which applies to the use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LP Gas) at public events, such as major sporting and entertainment events, festivals, school and church fetes, local markets and other non-profit group functions.

ESV also recommends anyone intending to use gas at the event should complete an ESV Gas Safety Checklist attached to the Code of Practice.

The event organiser may remove from the site any person who fails to complete the checklist, makes a false declaration or knowingly uses an unsafe gas installation.

Contact us

For more information about gas safety at events and gas installations, contact ESV’s gas technical helpline on 1800 652 563 or email ESV at info@energysafe.vic.gov.au.