5 Reasons Propane Delivery Is Safer Than Supplying Your Own

Jul 3, 2023

Propane can fuel everything from your heating to cooking appliances, making it an ideal fuel source for anyone looking for convenience. While you may choose to deliver your own propane, it’s always best to work with a propane delivery service like Forward Energy. At Forward Energy, we’re committed to supplying high-quality propane in the safest ways possible. Here are five reasons why professional delivery is safer than your own:


Professional delivery services possess the knowledge you may not have because of their experience handling propane. Forward Energy has been in the propane-supplying industry for over 90 years, allowing us to perfect our delivery techniques. Every member of our team undergoes extensive training on the properties of propane and how to prevent potential hazards. We’re well-versed in proper propane supply connecting, disconnecting, and regulating techniques. You can be at peace knowing you and your loved ones are safe whenever we deliver your gas. 

Proper Storage and Handling 

At Forward Energy, we have the necessary infrastructure to store and handle propane safely. We have facilities and vehicles designated explicitly for propane. They are specially designed with robust safety measures like leak detection systems to reduce the risk of propane-related accidents. 

We also conduct regular inspections and maintenance checks of our equipment and storage facilities to ensure they operate correctly and safely. These proactive measures allow us to identify and address potential problems early, reducing the risk of accidents and downtime due to malfunctioning equipment.

High Safety Standards 

Professional delivery services adhere to strict safety standards to remain operational and keep clients safe. At Forward Energy, we adhere to the 80% rule when filling and delivering propane tanks to reduce the risk of accidents. We fill our tanks up to 80% capacity and leave the 20% for propane expansion. 

Our membership with the Michigan Propane Gas Association and National Propane Gas Association allows us to continuously learn how to promote clients’ safety. We have access to a wealth of propane-related knowledge and resources to learn and stay up-to-date on the latest safety protocols.

Efficient Emergency Response 

Professional delivery services receive a lot of federal oversight to promote consumer safety. Our employee training and emergency procedures are overseen by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), so you know that we only follow well-established emergency response protocols. In case of a leak or other emergency, we’ll implement measures to contain the situation to minimize potential risks. Our containment procedure may involve shutting off the propane supply and isolating affected areas. 

Personal Injury Prevention

With our delivery, you never have to come into contact with propane gas components like tanks. Under our Courtesy Fill programs, you don’t even need to check your propane gas levels. Our team will monitor your usage and schedule automatic deliveries, minimizing your contact with propane gas components.

Choose Propane Delivery, Choose Safety 

Forward Energy supplies propane for businesses, homes, and farms throughout Northeast Michigan. Our team focuses on quality and safety with every delivery for our clients’ satisfaction. We run various propane delivery programs suitable for different budgets and needs. Contact us to learn more about these programs and how they can benefit you.