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Liquid Gas UK: Code of Practice 32 2020

New Code of Practice 32 has been published for LPG systems in Leisure Accommodation Vehicles and Road Vehicles with Habitation – Post Delivery Inspection, Commissioning and Maintenance.

The Code covers holiday home parks, and a key stakeholder of the Code was the British Holiday & Home Parks Association and the National Caravan Council. The Code replaces Parts 1 and 2 of BS 5482 and specifies the requirements for the post-delivery commissioning, inspection and testing of LPG installations not included in the scope of either BS 6891 or BS EN 1949.

Guidance is included on maintaining appliances and the installation pipework in a safe condition. It includes details of a standardised procedure and check report, which should be followed by a competent person to verify the safety of the gas installation. This includes checks on the appliances, gas tightness of the system, ventilation and flueing.

This includes leisure accommodation vehicles (LAVs) such as:
• Holiday caravans
• Touring caravans and trailer tents that are connected to an external LPG supply not incorporated in the original manufacturer’s design
• Touring caravans that are used for more than four weeks while connected to external cylinder supply
• Other vehicles with or without aftermarket conversion incorporating accommodation for habitation.

Code of Practice 32 does not cover the installation of tanks on vehicles for non-propulsion purposes. Where tanks are being installed in vehicles for non-propulsion purposes, the requirements for installing tanks and their fittings (including filling pipework and connector) are set out in Liquid Gas UK Code of Practice 11.

Industry Standard Update 101 provides more information on key areas of CoP 32. You can read and download Industry Standard Updates by signing into your Gas Safe Register online account.

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