Every year there are personal injuries and property damage as a result of gas leaks. The following information could save lives and damage and everyone in your building should be aware of what to do in the event of a gas escape. This information should be part of your Company Safety Policy and discussed at regular safety meetings. Your HVAC contractor should be happy to demonstrate the tool required and the method of turning off the gas to either an appliance or the building.
The most common cause of a gas leak is direct physical contact with a gas supply line or appliance and occurs most frequently while moving inventory with lift trucks. Minor leaks can occur over time due to corrosion or failure of the joint sealing compound.