Safety is OUR #1 Priority
all injuries can be prevented by following the rules, policies and procedures.
The six key elements of our safe work plan consist of:
Safety Tips for Preventing Fires when Refueling Vehicles:
- Always turn your vehicle engine off while refueling.
- Don’t re-enter the vehicle while refueling because this can recharge your body with static electricity. If you must re-enter the vehicle, discharge static electricity buildup by touching the outside metal portion of the vehicle away from the fuel tank.
- No Smoking or open flames.
- Keep cell phones and other electronic devices turned off while refueling
- Do not allow children to pump gasoline.
- Filling Portable Gasoline Containers:
- When dispensing fuels into a container, use only an approved “safety can” portable container.
- NEVER!!! Fill gas containers while the container is placed on the inside of a vehicle, in the trunk, on the bed of a pickup truck, or on the floor of a trailer.
- Touch can with gas dispenser nozzle before removing can lid.
- When filling a portable container, manually control the nozzle valve throughout the filling process. Fill the portable container slowly to decrease the chance of static electricity buildup.
- Fill container no more than 95 percent full to allow for expansion.
- Place cap tightly on the container after filling – do not use containers that do not seal properly.
- When transporting gasoline in a portable container, make sure it is secured against tipping and sliding.
- Never leave a gasoline container in direct sunlight or in the trunk of a car.
- If a fire occurs during refueling:
- You should leave the nozzle in the vehicle and back away from the vehicle.
- Use the emergency shut off button to shut off the pump.
- Notify the station attendant.
- On a jobsite a number of the same concerns and precautions must be addressed.