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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

LPG forklift truck fire risk: safety notice issued

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

HSE has issued a safety notice after becoming aware of a number of fires on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) powered forklift trucks and other similar vehicles that have occurred during start-up.

The build-up of deposits in fuel systems, particularly, the vaporiser units of LPG-powered vehicles, has led to a number of fires. Operators should:

• review their safe system of work in relation to the use of all LPG-powered lift trucks and similar vehicles
• provide those operating vehicles with information, instruction and training about the hazards raised in the alert
• park LPG vehicles in well-ventilated areas free from flammable material, particularly when parking overnight or for longer periods

View the safety notice for full details.