FollowupID: 691727 Submitted:
Friday, Jun 18, 2010 at 21:35
FILLING OF FORKLIFTS
The filling of LPG bottles on the back of registered forklifts is not permitted at our sites. As per AS 1596, bottles must be fi tted with an automatic fill limiting valve and permanently mounted. Console operators must check this prior to filling. Our sites are unable to conduct this check, so filling isn't permitted.
FILLING PORTABLE CONTAINERS
Only approved containers can be filled (has Standard AS2906 label or mark) with petrol or other fuels. They must be metal or plastic containers and can be purchased from petrol stations.
Woolworths Petrol policy is that only containers up to 25 litres can be filled at petrol stations. Greater quantities can build up a static charge and cause a fire or explosion. By law, filling of larger containers such as 205 litres (44 gallon) drums is illegal.
When filling containers they must be placed firmly on the ground, in the open air, not in the boot of a car or ute, as this can increase the risk of fi re and explosion.