Petrol stations are busy places with lots of vehicle 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 healthy and safe.
What are the risks?
Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA), every business has a responsibility to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of workers, and that others are not put at risk by the work of the business (for example, customers, visitors, children and young people, or the general public).
First, you must always eliminate the risk where you’re reasonably able to. Where you’re not reasonably able to, then you need to consider what you can do to minimise the risk.
The following are examples of only some of the health and safety risks for people in the retail fuels sector. We also provide some general guidance on how to manage your work health and safety risks.
Worker engagement and participation
All businesses and undertakings must involve their workers in workplace health and safety.Read more
Service stations store and dispense large amounts of hazardous substances, especially flammable substances such as petrol, diesel and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)Read more