Please do not lock or prop open fuel nozzles, this is both illegal and dangerous. The nozzle may dislodge and spill fuel onto the forecourt or your clothing. It can also cause petrol to overflow from your car's tank.
LPG has a distinctive odour. If you notice or smell a leak when filling you must stop the pump using the emergency button, located next to LPG Pump.
Petrol stations are busy places. Reduce your speed and be aware of moving vehicles and pedestrians. Be particularly careful when reversing your car on the forecourt.
FILLING OF FORKLIFTS
The filling of LPG bottles on the back of registered forklifts is not permitted at our sites. As per AS 1596, bottles must be fi tted with an automatic fill limiting valve and permanently mounted. Console operators must check this prior to filling. Our sites are unable to conduct this check, so filling isn't permitted.
FILLING PORTABLE CONTAINERS
Only approved containers can be filled (has Standard AS2906 label or mark) with petrol or other fuels. They must be metal or plastic containers and can be purchased from petrol stations.
Woolworths Petrol policy is that only containers up to 25 litres can be filled at petrol stations. Greater quantities can build up a static charge and cause a fire or explosion. By law, filling of larger containers such as 205 litres (44 gallon) drums is illegal.
When filling containers they must be placed firmly on the ground, in the open air, not in the boot of a car or ute, as this can increase the risk of fi re and explosion.
Smoking - By law you and your passengers are required to extinguish your cigarette, cigar or pipe before entering the petrol station.
Mobile phones - Mobile phones are potentially hazardous when used at a petrol station. Dropping a mobile phone, or turning a mobile phone on or off may cause a spark, which can ignite petrol vapours. Using a mobile phone while refuelling can cause a lapse in concentration. This could result in over filling your petrol tank that may cause dangerous spills.
Static electricity - Static electricity is made by two different surfaces rubbing together and can ignite fuel vapours.This can be a problem if you get in and out of your car repeatedly.
Caravans and food vans - By law you are required to extinguish all pilot lights in the ovens of mobile camper vans, caravans and food vans and gas refrigerators on entering a petrol station. After refuelling, open up your vehicle to remove any remaining vapours.
Vehicle engines - By law your vehicle must be switched off and remain off when refuelling. Your lights must also be switched off.
Motor cycles - When filling your motor cycle neither you or your passenger are allowed to sit on or straddle the bike. Fuel spilt onto a hot exhaust engine or clothing could cause a static charge and potentially a fire, causing injury. For security reasons helmets must be removed before entering the pay point.
Jump starting cars - If a car requires being jump started, it must be pushed off the forecourt. A spark could ignite fumes which could cause a fire.
Always take great care when handling fuel or LPG from pumps at the petrol station. Petrol can irritate your skin and LPG can cause cold burns on contact. Avoid inhaling fuel vapours whenever you can. Never let fuel come into contact with your eyes. If you spill fuel on your clothes soak the area affected with water before cleaning it off to reduce the chance of creating a static electrical spark. It's good practice to touch a metal part of your car with your hands before removing the petrol cap to discharge any electricity.
DRIVEWAY SAFETY AND CHILDREN
Due to the dangerous nature of the products, handle fuel, diesel and LPG with care. For this reason young people are not permitted to dispense fuel. Only persons 16 years and older are permitted to fill vehicles. Children should not stand next to parents when they are filling the vehicle, if a splash back occurs this could cause an eye injury.
OUR PRINCIPLES FOR SAFETY ARE
- We will make safety, health, wellbeing & environment personal.
- No task is so urgent and no service is so important that we cannot take time to do it safely.
- We will aim to improve the quality of life, now and for future generations.
- We are responsible for:
- The safety, health & wellbeing of our team mates
- Our own safety & health
- The safety, health & wellbeing of our customers
- The safety, health & wellbeing of others
- Our impact on the environment
- We will recognise and promote excellence in safety, health, wellbeing & environmental performance.