Fueling Operations SOP
FUELING OPERATIONS (Gasoline/Diesel)
• Turn off your engine.
• Smoking is prohibited. Extinguish all sources of open flame and allow them to
cool before entering the fuel islands.
• Never place an object to block open the nozzle and walk away from the
vehicle. Overfilling may result.
• Stand upwind of the nozzle while refueling and try not to breathe the fumes.
• Do not top off your tank. Even little drips that fall onto the pavement can
contaminate soil, groundwater or surface water.
• Do not leave your vehicle unattended while the pump is running.
• Do not fill containers while in the bed of a pick-up truck that is protected by
any type of bed liner. To eliminate any chance of explosion caused by static
electricity, containers must be put on the ground.
• Never attempt to start a siphon by mouth.
• Store fuel in approved containers only. These containers are usually color
coded and marked for a particular type of fuel. For instance, gasoline
storage containers are usually red and marked "gasoline." Kerosene
containers are blue.
• Dispose of waste fuel properly. Never pour fuel onto the ground, or into
storm drains, septic tanks, or sewers.
FUELING OPERATIONS (Propane)
• Always wear gloves and safety goggles when fueling.
• Remain with the filling vehicle at all times.
• NEVER place an object to block open the fill nozzle and walk away from the
vehicle. Overfilling will result.
• SMOKING IS PROHIBITED. Extinguish all sources of open flame and allow
them to cool before entering the fuel islands.
• As fueling is taking place, watch the fixed liquid level valve. Release the
handle as soon as a white fog-like stream is expelled from the valve. DO NOT
• IN THE EVENT OF A PROPANE LEAK, VEHICLE COLLISION OR FIRE: close the
Liquid Service Valve located on the propane tank itself by turning it in a
clockwise direction (if it is safe to do so.)
• Never park propane powered vehicles in any enclosed structure without