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Fuel station safety tips

Losalini Vuki
Saturday, February 03, 2018

Driving your car with only a small amount of fuel in the tank is not a good idea and if you are at the fuel station, you might want take heed of safety tips while you're at it.

After all, your safety and the safety of your loved ones are just as important as tying your shoe laces. Website www.matulorgroup.co.za reports when visiting a fuel station there are risks that you should always be aware of. Below are a few fuel station important tips you must take heed of.

Fuel station safety tips:

* Be safe at the pump

* By law you must switch off your engine before and during refuelling

* Take care when operating the fuel cap on your vehicle. Static discharge from some types of clothing may ignite petrol vapours from your vehicles fuel tank.

* Petrol is a volatile, highly flammable liquid that gives off vapours. It's important to never smoke, light a match or stub a cigarette out, especially around pumps or fuel containers. You should preferably extinguish a cigarette before stopping at a fuel service station.

* Do not get out of and back into your vehicle while it is being refuelled. If you have to re-enter your vehicle ensure you discharge any static electricity buildup by touching the outside metal portion of your vehicle.

* To avoid fuel spills, do not leave your vehicle unattended and do not allow anyone to overfill your tank. The fuel dispenser should shut off automatically when the tank is full.

* When dispensing fuel into a portable can, use only an approved metal container stamped to say it has been approved to carry flammable liquids. Always place the container on the ground and keep the pump nozzle in contact with the container when filling it with fuel, to avoid a static electricity buildup or ignition of fuel vapours. Containers should never be filled inside your vehicle. Fires caused by static charges have occurred when people have filled portable containers in the back of pick-up trucks, particularly those with plastic bed liners. Removing the container will also prevent a dangerous spill of fuel.

* Keep any type of fuel out of children's sight and reach. Fuel is highly toxic in addition to being a fire hazard.

* Do not use your mobile phone. If you drop your mobile phone, a spark can be produced when the batteries are knocked loose. This could be hazardous because of the flammable vapours produced by fuel.








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