Service stations - filling portable containers with flammable liquids: A health and safety solution

How to safely fill up portable fuel containers with petrol at services stations.
Last updated

May 2009

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1 page

What it contains

People can be killed or seriously injured at a petrol station if petrol ignites. This health and safety solution outlines how to prevent people from being injured when filling portable fuel containers with petrol. It explains:

  • the risks of filling containers
  • how to fill containers safely, including placing containiner on the ground, away from ignition sources and always decanting fuel outside