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Safety Checklist for Petrol Station Operators

Graham Marshall - Monday, July 30, 2012

Petrol filling stations are potentially dangerous places because the general public with little or no training actively handles a range of classified dangerous goods.  These hazardous substances included flammable liquids like petrol, liquefied petroleum gas and combustible liquids like diesel.

But refilling a vehicle on a garage forecourt is so routine that it may be thought to be an entirely safe process.

And although it is true that very few incidents occur at petrol stations, the accidents that do occur can have very serious consequences.

Many people are injured and some are killed each year resulting from incidents when refueling vehicles.

The risk potential can, however, be minimized by implementing simple controls that prevent incidents or assist in responding to them should they occur.

To start with, petrol station operators must ensure that their employees are not complacent about the hazards at work.

Employees must be well trained in emergency response procedures so they can react immediately and appropriately to incidents.

To assist operators ensure that good controls are in place, this free self-check guide will assist in the safe operation of supervised self-service petrol stations.

The free checklist identifies key elements that an individual without extensive knowledge or training can check.

Attending to these key elements can significantly minimize the risk from dangerous goods at petrol stations.

Total HSE Culture

Graham Marshall - Friday, April 01, 2011
News just to hand today is that the French oil giant Total, which has been working in Australia with INPEX for the last couple of years has been so impressed with the way that Australian's organize a healthy work place, it's going to import a whole work crew to Paris in order to transform its organizational culture in France.

In an interview, Total spokesperson Poisson d’Avril said "Aussies have such a big focus on health". 

Ms d'Avril went on "What with the nine-day fortnight, a mandatory public holiday every second week, 20 compulsory sick days leave to be taken each year, summer, Easter and Christmas holidays, as well as the mid-term school holidays and 12 weeks long-service enitlement every few years, we've discovered that Australia can certainly teach the French a thing or two about the work-life balance".

We expect there'll be riots in the streets of Paris once the French discover how badly off they are compared to the Australians.

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