Safety in Petrol stations. Are your contractors compliant?.

Safety in Petrol stations in Kenya.

Petrol stations are busy places with a lot of vehicles and pedestrian traffic. They also store and dispense large amounts of hazardous substances, especially flammable substances such as petrol, diesel and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

That’s why it’s very important to have good systems and processes in place for making sure people stay safe.

Petrol Station has potential hazards to the people, asset, environment and reputation of an operating company.

  • Fire hazards
  • static electricity
  • air pollution evoked by aliphatic and aromatic organic compounds are major causes of accident/incident occurrence at fuel station.

Activities such as these ones have potential to create unsafe conditions:

  • carelessness,
  • maintenance,
  • housekeeping,
  • slips trips and falls,
  • transportation hazard,
  • major and minor injuries,
  • robbery

Safety in Petrol stations training

The level of risk of these hazards varies according to location and country.

There is no significant approach available to highlight the unsafe acts and unsafe conditions during operation and maintenance of fuel station. Fuel station is the most commonly available facilities that contain flammable and hazardous materials. Due to continuous operation of fuel station they pose various hazards to people, environment and assets of an organization. To control these hazards, there is a need for specific approach.

Operating a Petrol Station is unique as compared to other businesses. For smooth operations it demands an involvement of operating company, contractor and operator group.

 

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