Keep a cap on that energized gas supply line!

Open-ended or uncapped gas lines or valves can be extremely dangerous and may be considered and pursued as a safety violation after further investigation by BC safety Authority. An unsafe condition is created when gas lines are left uncapped/unplugged and the piping system is connected to a live fuel source such as a natural gas meter or propane tank. 

Capped and Uncapped
Capped vs. uncapped gas supply line

Section 73 of the Safety Standards Act details how an offence is committed when actions create or may create unsafe conditions, as well as condoning activities that could lead to unsafe conditions:

Creating unsafe conditions and condoning prohibited activities:

1)      A person commits an offence who engages in any activity, practice or conduct that creates or may create an unsafe regulated product or causes or may cause unsafe regulated work.

2)      A person commits an offence who requires, authorizes, allows, counsels, condones or acquiesces in any of the following:

a)      any activity, practice or conduct that is an offence under this Act;

b)      any activity, practice or conduct that creates or may create an unsafe regulated product or causes or may cause unsafe regulated work;

c)       an individual or licensed contractor doing regulated work for which the individual is not appropriately qualified or the contractor is not licensed.

If you have any questions, contact your local BCSA gas safety officer or call 1-866-566-7233 and we will have a gas safety officer get in touch with you.

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