OHS Code

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

Section 279 Refuelling

(1) An employer must ensure that a worker does not

(a) smoke tobacco within 7.5 metres of a vehicle while it is being refuelled,

(b) refuel a vehicle when there is a source of ignition within 7.5 metres of that vehicle, or

(c) dispense flammable fuels into the fuel tank of a motor vehicle or watercraft while its engine is running.

(2) A person must not

(a) smoke tobacco within 7.5 metres of a vehicle while it is being refuelled,

(b) refuel a vehicle when there is a source of ignition within 7.5 metres of that vehicle, or

(c) dispense flammable fuels into the fuel tank of a motor vehicle or watercraft while its engine is running.

(3) An employer must ensure that a worker dispensing flammable fuel

(a) takes precautions to prevent the fuel overflowing or spilling,

(b) does not knowingly overfill the fuel system, and

(c) does not use an object or device that is not an integral part of the hose nozzle valve assembly to maintain the flow of fuel.

(4) Subsections (1)(c) and (2)(c) do not apply to the fuelling system of the motor vehicle or watercraft if its manufacturer or a professional engineer certifies

(a) it is safe to refuel while the engine is running, and

(b) the safe work practices to be used during the refuelling.