Domestic Gas, LPG, is tricky to handle and in my view many get away with out a serious explosion only by Providence.
Normal precautions while using it are not taken.
Some safety precautions.
1.Do not open the Gas switch before keeping the source of Flame near the burner and light immediately.
2.Self cleaning the burner every day, with out knowing how to clean it is dangerous.
3.Close the Gas Valve in the Cylinder after cooking and keep it switched off when you go out.
4.When you start using a new Cylinder, make sure the Pin is properly inserted in the mouth of the Cylinder.
5.Open the windows,every morning before using the gas for a few minutes before staring the gas.
6.have the Rubber tubing checked once in six months by your Gas agency and change it if necessary.
7.make sure you do not spill hot water/oil over the Tubing.
8.Do not keep vessels, any article on the empty or Gas Cylinder.
There is a provision for Gas Accidents ans LPG explosion.
Procedure for claiming LPG explosion and for accidents,
In fact, companies have not seen a single insurance claim from Jaipur in years. Given the level of awareness, it’s not a surprise.
Most homemakers were completely shocked when DNA told them about the insurance cover available on LPG cylinders. “I never knew that such damages could be claimed from the gas agency,” said Varsha Singh.
Leave alone simple homemakers, even well-read professionals seem to have little clue of this “hidden benefit”. “I did not know that we get insurance in case an LPG cylinder explodes.
The staff at the gas agency never informed me,” said Amit Agarwal, a chartered accountant who recently got a gas connection.
Ignorance pays only the insurers
Every month, nationalised insurance companies get lakhs of rupees as premium and this amount increases constantly with an ever rising number of ignorant consumers, each of whom are covered in part by the Oriental Insurance Company and the gas agency concerned.
“We received Rs26 lakh as monthly premium from a single gas agency in Jaipur, a city which has more than 400 gas agencies,” an agency owner said.
Adding that in the two decades since he’s been running the gas agency, not a single customer has claimed insurance despite several mishaps.
Everyone know the difference an asterix at top of a ‘SALE’ poster can make. So goes for your eligibility to claim insurance.
According to IOC Ltd Citizen Charter, the IOC distributor will offer assistance to the consumer in completing the formalities of insurance claims arising out of the accident.
HPCL website states all registered HP GAS consumers (having valid SV) are insured against outcome of an accident at their registered premises due to LPG. Details are available with all the distributors and Customer Service Cell In addition, HPCL has also taken a Public Liability Insurance Policy.
Valid SV stands for Valid Subscription Voucher.
The following are few simple tips:
01) Check with your LPG distributor on the requisites for a valid insurance claim.
02)Use only Original accessories which are ISI approved.
03)Request your dealer to do the maintenance check every year.
04)Preserve the maintenance check receipt.
05)In case of death due to explosion of gas cylinder, the victim has to appeal in the court demanding compensation
06)Insurance agents said it is very easy to get the claim — informs cops and gas agency, wait for survey by insurance officials and soon you will get the claim amount.