Gas Installations

What is our aim? 

Our focus is on your safety and doing things by the rules and regulations of the Liquid Petroleum Gas Safety Association of Southern Africa. We perfect the installations of Gas stoves, Gas geysers, Gas fireplaces, Gas braais and inspections of current systems and the issuing of C.O.C (Certificate of Compliance) (If all is perfect) Gateway Installations will make life easier by attending to all your installation needs.

Why do you need a registered GAS installer?

  • It is part of the national health and safety act, therefore a legal requirement be a good citizen and abide by the rules.
  • A registered installer is the only person who can issue a Certificates of Compliance for all your GAS installations.
  • For your own safety and convenience you need to contact gateway Installations

Why do you need a certificate of compliance for your GAS installation?

  • Gas compliance certificate is needed for your insurance. In the case of a fire or any accident that is caused by the GAS installation, a non-compliant installation would void your insurance so be clever and remember safety first.
  • Gas compliance certificate is needed when you are selling your home.

If you smell GAS what to do:

  • Turn off the gas supply immediately.
  • Ventilate the area that smells by opening all windows and doors.
  • Identify or get someone to identify and correct the leak.
  • Do NOT switch a plug or switch on or off until the area has been well ventilated and the smell of gas is gone. This is very important.
  • Do NOT light any matches or ignite a spark while you can still smell gas.

Minimum Safety Distances (Cylinders outside):

The following minimum safety distances are applicable for any LPG installation. It is very important to confirm that your installation was done accordingly.

  • The gas cylinders must be at least 1m from a door.
  • Any electrical source of ignition (any switch) must be at least 1.5m above the gas cylinders
  • Any windows must be at least 3.5m above the gas cylinders. But, it may be reduced to 300mm provided that a non-combustible roof is installed between the cylinders and the window.
  • The gas cylinders must be at least 1m away from any windows.
  • The gas cylinders cannot be closer than 1m from an air brick and at least 2m from a forced draught inlet for air conditioner.
  • When an electrical source of ignition such as a switch box, distribution board, motor, generator, etc. if lower or at the same level as the gas cylinders, it must be at least 5m away from the gas cylinder.
  • Cylinders should be placed on a firm level base