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Five Tips For Keeping Your Fuel Delivery Safe

by Nathaniel Pearson

Fuel deliveries need to be handled with care to both keep your property safe and prevent waste. Spilled or wasted fuel can cost you money and create a safety hazard. Also, careful thought needs to be put into the layout of your storage area so that your fuel remains safe until it is used.

The following are five great safety tips for preparing for and managing fuel deliveries to your property:

Keep any sources of smoke, heat, or flames away from storage tanks

Any tools or appliances that burn gas or use stored fuel should be kept well away from the storage area. The best place to store fuel is in a cool, shaded area that is not used for any other purpose. 

Vehicles should be kept away from your storage tanks to maintain safety. The only time a vehicle should be coming near your fuel storage tanks is when the fuel truck delivers your fuel. 

Be aware of your fuel level before the delivery

Many people schedule regular fuel delivery without tracking how much fuel they have consumed between deliveries. However, it's a good idea to be aware of your fuel level before delivery so that you can prevent overflow. 

Check fuel levels and notify your delivery service of what level you're currently at every time you have fuel delivered. 

Have you storage site prepared for a potential spill

Minor spills can happen during delivery, but this is not a serious issue if your site is properly prepared. The important thing is to keep any spilled fuel from reaching areas with dry grass that could possible catch fire in the presence of heat. Also, you need to make sure that any possible spills will not be able to reach storm drains. 

Clear vehicles away from the delivery vehicle's path

The best way to ensure safety during your fuel delivery is to clear the way for the delivery vehicle so that the delivery can go as quickly and smoothly as possible. A traffic jam of parked vehicles around your property will both frustrate the delivery driver and delay your delivery.

Be present to lend a hand and keep an eye on proceedings

Your know your property better than anyone. It's a good idea to make sure that you're present during your fuel delivery so that you can notify delivery service personnel of your needs. If you're present during the delivery, you can also lend a hand if you need to do some cleaning around the delivery site. 

To learn more, contact a fuel delivery company like Martin Oil Company