Looking after gas and other fuels

Calor containers

Calor containers

The reason we takegas, petrol or other liquid fuel on a campsite is to burn it for cooking, heating or lighting so it makes sense to look after it carefully at other times, so it doesn’t burn at the wrong time in the wrong place.

PetrolContainerAlways follow the supplier’s instructions on storage and transportation of fuel. Containers should be of an approved type. Fuel containers should be transported and stored upright and positioned carefully, so they cannot accidentally become disconnected or fall over and are less likely to leak.

When you are using any gas or liquid fuel appliances, it’s vital to have adequate ventilation. Don’t forget – many caravans and motorhomes will have a gas fridge working all the time. Poor ventilation and badly adjusted appliances can lead to a build up of poisonous carbon monoxide. If you have a new caravan or motorhome you may have a carbon monoxide monitor fitted, but this should never be a replacement for having your appliances and gas installation serviced regularly.

There’s more information about gas, its use and safe handling in our Gas for Caravans and Motorhomes and Gas for Tent Campers Data Sheets. The Club also has guidelines on the use of larger cylinders on site.

Calor Gas Recall: An important notice for campers who use CalorLite cylinders: Calor Gas is issuing a product recall with immediate effect on all 6kg CalorLite cylinders made between 2008-2011 inclusive. All such cylinders must be returned to a local CalorLite stockist immediately.

Find more info on how to identify if your cylinder falls within the recall period.