OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 19 Powered Mobile Equipment

Section 274 Fuel tank in cab

Vapours from powered mobile equipment fuel are a hazard having the potential to cause serious harm if not properly controlled. Vapours could overcome an operator, causing the operator to lose control of the equipment. A fire or explosion could result from vapour build-up if an ignition source is present. For these reasons, filler spouts and vents must extend outside the cab and must be sealed or covered to prevent vapours from entering the enclosed cab area.