Oxygen Therapy at Home

Oxygen Therapy at Home.

 Always follow the safety guidance from your oxygen cylinder or concentrator supplier. 
Never allow oxygen to be released into the room when not in use. 

Do not use oxygen next to: 

  • Cigarettes. 
  • Lighters and matches. 
  • Cooking appliances. 
  • Heating appliances. 
  • Grease or oil-based products. 

YES. However, you must use it safely. Oxygen is a fire hazard.  Please follow these safety measures: 

  • Never smoke or let anyone else smoke while you are using oxygen.  
  • Turn off the equipment when not in use and ventilate the room. 
  • Keep oxygen at least six feet (two metres) away from flames or heat sources such as gas cookers, paraffin or gas heaters, candles, cigarettes, cigars and fireplaces. 
  • Do not use flammable products such as cleaning fluid, paint thinner, petroleum-based creams or aerosols while you are using oxygen. 
  • Keep oxygen cylinders upright. Make sure they do not fall over and get damaged, especially when travelling in a vehicle. Ask your supplier for a transport box. 
  • Ensure you have working smoke alarms in your home.  

If you use oxygen at home, please phone 0800 0321155 for fire safety advice and to book a free Home Fire Safety Visit here to fit free smoke alarms (if needed).