If in doubt – Stop and Shout! Take the time to plan where fuel is stored. Have the right equipment and procedures in place to deal with any spills as soon as they happen.
- Have a spill response plan and kit on site.
- Choose a refuelling area at least 20 metres from any waterways, gutters and drains, then tell people only to refuel in that area. Place the fuel container(s) (cans or bowser) inside a bund which is big enough to hold 110% of the fuel stored on site.
- Use drip trays or an absorbent mat to catch any spilled fuel.
- Check the bund weekly, and before and after any rain. If thebund fills with rain water, empty it. If any contamination is present it must be removed by a waste disposal contractor.