Standards have been developed to ensure the safety of consumers and for stakeholders in the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) industry to meet compliance requirements .
The Bureau of Standards Jamaica and the National Compliance and Regulatory Authority have developed three standards for the LPG industry.
They relate to the inspection, retesting and use of transportable gases; the repair and rebuilding of welded steel cylinders for containing LPG and the transportation of gas containers.
Speaking on Tuesday at the opening ceremony of the Awareness and Engagement Session for the LPG Monitoring Programme in Kingston, Chief Technical Director in the Commerce Ministry, Monique Gibbs, said regulations, codes and standards are needed to improve the operations of LPG filling plants.
She said codes and standards must be in place to protect not only consumers, but also the reputation of marketing companies as well as distributors.
The chief technical director noted that 86 per cent of households utilize LPG for cooking.