Lord Gill recommended … an action plan to identify sites with buried metallic LPG pipework, followed by its replacement, on a systematic and prioritised basis, by polyethylene.
Project specification 4 year project to 2013; 500 sample (3,000 nationally) of high risk metal pipe in 2010; Commercial/industrial not domestic premises; Central approach to major employers (eg Vion)
Enforcement strategy Pipework –if user proves replacement scheduled – OK and CV; –if clearly badly corroded or damaged – PN; –if no replacement strategy/inspection/examination/maintenance – IN Bulk tanks –separation distances; –ventilation around tanks; –open drains; –vegetation; –security and impact protection.
Supplier strategy Capacity of suppliers for pipe replacement LPGA CoP compliance evidence collected nationally including –risk assessment of siting; –initial integrity of pressure vessel; –separation distance; –information to user; –safe delivery; –driver checks prior to filling tank Meeting BP 30 July; Calor 1 September
HSE/FOD Progress in Scotland (to August 2010) 350 premises list/150 sites list awaited; 200 inspections done; 170 Notices issued; 50:50 pipework/tanks; Tanks – separation, security, impact protection, vegetation.