Oxygen in the home

As with other services in the home, for example, domestic gas and electricity, you need to observe a few simple precautions.

There are a number of hazards associated with oxygen and due caution should be given to these during use and storage.

  • Make sure your oxygen equipment is stored safely out of direct sunlight, well ventilated, always dry and away from heat sources.
  • Don’t use oxygen near naked flames, including gas and electric cookers. 3 metres is a safe distance.
  • Never smoke or used electrical equipment, such as hairdryers, whilst using oxygen.

Please inform Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Service if you store oxygen cylinders in your home on 08000 325999.

Safety information for oxygen cylinders in the home (.pdf format, 404 Kb)