SAFETY INSPECTIONS / AUDIT
The safety inspections / audit of Petroleum Retail Outlet shall be carried out as
TYPE FREQUENCY AGENCY
Safety Inspection Daily Operating personnel
Safety Audit Once in 6 months Company authorised Person / Agency
Electrical Audit Once a year Company authorised Person / Agency
A comprehensive maintenance system of all facilities of retail outlet shall be formulated to maintain it in safe operable condition at all times.
Preventive maintenance schedules shall be drawn for all equipment in accordance with manufacturers recommendations and established mandatory / recommendatory standards. Records of all preventive maintenance undertaken shall be maintained and updated from time-totime.
Each dispensing unit shall be covered by at least two ISI marked 10 kg DCP Fire Extinguishers, placed at a safe location within 3m radius.
Minimum one 4.5 kg CO2 fire extinguisher conforming to IS: 2878 shall be available in each electrical meter room.
Minimum four sand buckets filled with dry sand should be available at the premises.
All employees working in the premises must be conversant with the safe handling of petroleum products and first hand knowledge of the fire fighting & emergency handling.
Insulated pliers, screw driver, non-sparking tools, flameproof torch shall be available in the premises.
All periodic tests shall be carried out by competent / authorized persons, as applicable and records shall be maintained.
Fire extinguishers are to be periodically tested and maintained as per OISD-STD-142.
The fire extinguishers are to be checked as per the following schedule:
Visual check of the extinguisher : Daily
Condition of DCP, Hose, Nozzle and safety clip : Every month
Weight checking of CO2 Cartridge : Every Quarter
Performance Testing & DCP Extinguisher : Every Year
Pressure Testing of Extinguisher : Every Three years
EMERGENCY PLAN AND PROCEDURE
Each Retail Outlet shall be provided with at least 2 points for emergency shutdown.
The Operating Company having control over the Retail Outlet shall draw an operational emergency plan keeping in view the following:
Major failure of fittings resulting in spillage.
Accidents or other emergencies, which can affect the Retail outlet.
Any other risk arising from the existence or operation of the Retail Outlet
The above emergency plan shall be disseminated amongst all personnel involved and ensure that they understand their roles and responsibilities in the event of an emergency.
The in-charge of the Retail Outlet shall maintain close liaison with Fire Service, Police, District Authorities and marketing company.
Important telephone numbers for emergency use shall be displayed prominently in the Retail Outlet.
Means of communication shall be always at the disposal of the in charge of the Retail Outlet.
Emergency Action Plan should be tested with mock drill at least once a year.