Right fuel handling goes beyond just making sure you don’t overfill your gas tank. Many people often forget safety rules when it comes to handling gasoline and diesel fuel that end up in many emergency trips to the hospital because of nasty burns.
Here are some things that you shouldn’t forget:
Keep in mind that all gasoline and diesel fuels are flammable
This includes all fuel products including a portable fuel tank from Durotank. Remember that these things are dangerous so you should take extra precaution in both handling and storing the products.
Never smoke near where fuel is being handled
This means that even if you’re not the one handling the fuel products, do not smoke or light a match in the vicinity. Be careful not to use mobile phones and other devices that are at risk of bursting into flames whenever fuel is being handled.
Learn first aid
If gasoline or any diesel fuel gets on your skin, the first thing you need to do is to wash it immediately with soap and water. This will help prevent any potential skin irritation and avoid the risk of burning your skin if you accidentally get near someone who smokes or lights a match. You should also avoid long exposures to fuel vapour. If you accidentally get fuel into your eyes, wash it off immediately with lukewarm water.
Clean up or dispose of fuel products the right way
If there are spills on your vehicle, wipe it clean using a paper towel and dry the area as much as you can. Make sure that there is very little left so you don’t accident burn your vehicle’s interior if someone smokes near the spilled gasoline or diesel fuel. If you want to get rid of your old gasoline products, make sure that you are disposing of it the right way by looking for waste disposal services. Do not flush down old fuel products down the toilet or the sink.
Remember these safety tricks and share them with family and friends to avoid accidents concerning gasoline and diesel fuel both at home and at work. Do not take chances when it comes to gasoline handling as one mistake can quickly become life-threatening.