There is a reported gas leak — can you correctly respond to protect life and property?

This module requires trainees to respond to a customer-reported gas leak and perform a gas leak investigation in a basement environment. The gas leak odor may be the result of an actual leak on customer-owned gas piping, an appliance shut-off valve, an appliance flex connector, carbon monoxide being generated by one of the appliances, gas odors and readings at the floor drain, or crack in the foundation wall, or odors created from painting and staining activities by the homeowner.

Trainees will use a combustible gas indicator and leak soap to locate and pinpoint gas leaks. Lastly, if a gas leak is identified, trainees will have to perform the necessary steps to make the scene safe for the customer. This may result in disconnecting an individual appliance to shutting off the gas meter to the customer’s premise.