How to recognize, report, and respond to a gas leak:
Potentially hazardous situations
- Whistling noise close to the gas pipeline or to its facilities.
- Color changes in the soil or vegetation.
- Fire in the vicinity of a facility.
- Earth moving equipment operating in the vicinities of the gas pipeline.
- Entry or entry intent by unauthorized persons to closed off premises with gas installations.
Different types of emergencies
- Flameless leaks.
- Leaks with open flames.
- Facility venting gas into the atmosphere under uncontrolled conditions.
- Natural gas facility being affected by fire.
- Person injured through having performed an operation with gas or in the gas pipeline facilities.
What to do in these situations
Give immediate warning to GasAtacama and while the GasAtacama personnel arrive
- Keep calm.
- Isolate the area under emergency.
- Prevent persons unaware of the situation from approaching the area.
- Elimination of all the ignition sources (fire or sparks).
- No starting of engines.
- No smoking.
- In the event of a gas leak with open fire flames, NEVER try firefighting, (protect people and goods in the vicinity of the fire only).
- Upon the arrival of the GasAtacama personnel, the instructions must be followed.