This Safe Work Practice (SWP) will provide YG employees with a set of guidelines or “Do’s and Don’ts” that have been developed to mitigate hazards associated with this work task, as identified through your workplace hazard identification process. All YG employees performing this work task are required to be trained, knowledgeable and competent.
a) Practice caution with gas vapors which are highly explosive
b) Know the type of fuel the vehicle requires and check to ensure that the proper fuel pump has been selected before filling the vehicle
c) Ensure that the fueling area is well ventilated
d) Check that the vehicle’s engine is shut off prior to refueling
e) Ensure that cell phones are turned off when fueling the vehicle
f) Maintain contact with the gas nozzle during refueling from start to finish to avoid creating static electricity
g) Ensure the nozzle is returned to the pump when refueling the vehicle is complete
h) Replace the fuel cap on the vehicle and ensure it is secured properly
a) Do not park vehicles closer than three feet to the fuel pump
b) Do not become distracted when fueling a vehicles; distraction can cause spillage on either the person, the vehicle or the ground
c) Do not smoke or have any type of open flame in the vehicle, near or within the vicinity of the vehicle while it is being refueled
d) Do not refuel a vehicle if there is any source of ignition in the immediate vicinity
e) Do not leave the vehicle unattended when refueling and avoid overfilling the tank
DO NOT fill gas containers in the back of vehicles, but instead, ensure they are placed on level ground prior to filling.
Should you be filling up a gas/fuel container, ensure that the proper attachment or funnel is used to prevent spills.