The removal of fuel from vehicles is probably the most dangerous activity undertaken at a garage. Whereas most significant hazards should be avoided where practicable, fuel retrieval is often needed to ensure that another job can be completed safely.
Fires and explosions that occur during the emptying of motor vehicle fuel tanks (or work on or close to them) are a major cause of death, serious injury and property damage in the trade. Rigorous safety precautions are needed wherever fuel extraction takes place.
A fire or explosion can destroy your premises physically, but, as well as this, the disruption and loss of equipment and materials can lead the business into a financial and customer relations crisis. Ensuring that all necessary precautions are taken when fuel has to be removed from a vehicle is a vital part of preventing a fire or explosion in your premises and protecting your employees.