OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 37 Oil and Gas Wells

Section 778 Prohibition on fuel storage

(1) An employer must ensure that fuel is not stored within 25 metres of a well.

(2) A worker must not store fuel within 25 metres of a well.

(3) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to fuel in a supply tank that is part of machinery operating at the well.

(4) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to diesel fuel provided that

(a) it is used solely as fuel for machinery operating at the well,

(b) it is stored in fully enclosed storage containers,

(c) no more than 8000 litres total is stored in the storage containers, and

(d) it is more than 7 metres away from the well.