05/20/2003

New guidance on unloading Petroleum

The British Health and Safety Commission (HSC) has issued a new Approved Code
of Practice (ACoP) on unloading petrol from road tankers.

The publication aims to reduce the risks of fires and explosions and prevent
falls from road tankers unloading petrol at filling stations. It gives
practical guidance on avoiding overfilling storage tanks; controlling ignition
sources; dealing with spillages and fall prevention.

The new guidance has been drawn up in consultation with the Petrol Working
Group of HSC’s Advisory Committee on Dangerous Substances (ACDS), which
includes industry representatives, including oil companies, supermarkets and
independent petrol retailers; local government organisations; petroleum
licensing authorities and HSE.

Further Information


AplusA-online.de - Source: Health and Safety Executive (HSE)