WSH Bulletin, 20 March 2020: Ministry of Manpower publishes first learning report for LPG filling facilities // Industry Workshops

WSH Bulletin, 20 March 2020: Ministry of Manpower publishes first learning report for LPG filling facilities // Industry Workshops

Mar 20, 2020

20 March 2020, Ref: 1920112

Ministry of Manpower publishes first learning report for LPG filling facilities

 

In June 2019, a fire broke out while three workers were filling liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders at a gas facility in Jalan Buroh. A cylinder toppled and hit a small-bore pipeline connected to the LPG supply, which dislodged and released the flammable gas. The fire that ensued claimed one life and left two injured.

 

To prevent a recurrence, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) published the first learning report to highlight learning points for LPG filling facilities as well as other companies handling flammable gases. These learning points include protecting small-bore pipelines from accidental impact, providing means for coordinated stoppage of gas filling systems, providing fire retardant clothing to workers, and having an effective emergency response plan.

 

MOM’s investigations will continue to establish the responsibilities of the parties involved in the accident. In the meantime, we urge the industry to take greater ownership and adopt the necessary risk-mitigating measures.

 

Read the report here.

 
 

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