Consumer demand for LP Gas in South Africa is increasing at a substantial rate, this increased demand has led to an increase in illegal activities by certain parties who see the LP Gas industry as an opportunity to make quick money – no matter the risk or consequences to the public.
Any person who in any manner, otherwise than at a public sale, acquires or receives into his or her possession from any other person stolen goods, without having reasonable cause for believing at the time of such acquisition or receipt that such goods are the property of the person from whom he or she receives them or that such person has been duly authorized by the owner thereof to deal with or to dispose of them, shall be guilty of an offence.
Always purchase your gas cylinders from a reputable company, and exchange your gas bottles at an authorised dealer, so that you can be sure that the cylinders have been legally filled to meet the requirements as set out by the Occupational Health and Safety Act’s pressure equipment regulations.
You can report illegal fillers or retailers of gas cylinders at this email address: email@example.com
The LPGSASA (Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Association of South Africa) association is working very hard to ensure that the insurance companies are aware of the rogues, best to be compliant as soon as possible to avoid losing your cover.
Always ensure you purchase from a LPGSASA Member.
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