GEORGE NEWS - Following an article regarding residential gas installations in the property supplement (Private Property) of the George Herald on 5 September, the George Municipality highlights the stipulations of Chapter 8 of the George Municipality Bylaw on Community Safety for gas installations of over 38kg.
Please note that a certificate of conformity (COC) issued by die gas installer is NOT SUFFICIENT for gas installations of over 38kg.
The owner or responsible person may not store flammable gas of more than 38kg, or flammable fluid in a danger group of more than 200 liters, without obtaining in advance a Certificate for Flammable Substances from the George Municipality Fire Department.
It should be noted that failure to have this certificate could mean insurance companies not paying out for damage and loss following gas fires.
Should you be unclear of the requirements in regards to gas installations, please contact the George Fire Department on 044 801 6300 during office hours.
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