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DECANTING PETROL From Jerry cans into boats tanks ASHORE
1. Observe ‘No Smoking’ ‘No Naked Flames’ ‘No Mobile Phones’
‘No Running or Starting of Engines’ instructions
(Make sure you have a Fire Extinguisher present)
2. Place fuel tank to be filled into the Decanting Bund in front of petrol store
3. Use the detachable nozzles and/or funnels provided
1. Close Jerry can lid and return to store (Empties on the *****please)
2. Leave Decanting Bund clean and dry (Use sand and buckets provided)
3. Replace fire extinguisher to correct location
4. Lock the fuel store
Metal Jerry Cans May Be Used To Re-Fuel Boats Afloat A TROLLEY may be provided if required.
Please observe the relevant ‘NO’ safety procedures above
IMPORTANT ALL METAL JERRY CANS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE PETROL STORE
Only Plastic cans to be taken afloat - please stow securely using the attached line
No unauthorized containers-Flammable materials-Gas cylinders-Engines or Ignition sources allowed in the petrol store!!!
PURCHASING AND TRANSPORTING PETROL
1. Only use the metal cans provided.
2. Take the fire extinguisher with you.
3. Carry the copy of the HSE Regs.*
Members purchasing petrol on behalf of the club must follow above procedures.
1. The club can store a limited quantity of petrol in metal or plastic cans, 6 metres from a building.
2. A private individual can transport 333 Litres (74 Gallons approx.) of petrol in metal cans up to 23 litres (5 Gallons Approx.) each.
3. There is no limit imposed by the Regulations on the number of METAL cans that may be filled for purchase, but there is a 5 Litre (1 Gallon Approx) limit on plastic cans.
*Note. Some forecourts may impose local limits different to these recommendations.
Transporting petrol in a single can
It is envisaged that a volunteer member or an employed driver, may from time to time take away a single (10 or 23 litre) METAL jerry can or a 5 litre Plastic (Carbon impregnated) can, with a view to filling it and returning it to the club at a later time in the week. This will be considered GOOD PRACTICE in order to keep the cans topped up during the busy racing and training months.
This falls within the non-bulk purchasing category, such as an individual collecting petrol for a mower, or a boat owner buying a small quantity for an outboard engine.
In these circumstances, it will NOT be necessary to take the 2Kg fire extinguisher and the copy of the HSE regulations.
Always take the extinguisher and the copy of the regs. when filling several cans in one trip This ensures the safety of the member. Plus avoiding the possible inconvenience of a new or pedantic forecourt attendant being on duty who may not understand the scope of the regulations.
Highlighted extract of underlying legislation and current practices
(Full version can be found at the HSE web site) HSE: Information about health and safety at work
A copy of this is attached to the fire extinguisher in the form of a large PLASTIC TAG. The extinguisher is kept in the petrol store.