Relocate flammable items away from your home


Relocate flammable items and fluids away from your home.

Store flammable materials and toxic materials at least 30 metres downwind of other buildings, especially the home. Store flammable items such as paint, woodpiles, petrol, cardboard boxes and paper, and petrol away from non-flammable items. For large quantities of flammable fuel consider the use of elevated fuel storage or underground tanks.

If you have LPG cylinders for gas supply, turn off the LPG cylinder at the valve on top by turning the valve in the direction of the arrows. Leave the cylinder where installed in an upright position, with relief valves directed away from the house. Clear any combustible material from around your gas cylinders and remove any gas cylinders attached to wooden structures such as barbecues.