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3 Ways to Avoid Fire Hazards in Your Oil Business

Posted: 03/01/2018 at 8:06 AM   /   by   /   comments (0)

Oil pump in an oil fieldWorkers in an oil business must be extra careful because of the increased risks of fires. The good news is that by implementing a few tactics, you can keep every member of your team safe all year round.

Here are three easy ways to do so:

Invest in quality fuel tanks

Whilst buying your aboveground, underground or mobile diesel tanks, you’ll be surprised by the wide variety that is available in the market. One thing you need to keep in mind is that not all fuel tanks are created equal. That’s why you must know the safety standards that a fuel tank must meet before you buy one. Poor quality tanks deteriorate quickly, causing spills that are fire hazards.

Assess your fire safety preparedness

Many people do not know that they are not well-prepared for fire incidents until it is too late. Take the time to assess the entire workplace and check for any vulnerabilities. Focus on areas that are at higher risk of explosions and make sure there are fire protection equipment in these areas. The most useful pieces of equipment include alarm systems, fire extinguishers and sprinkler systems.

Teach your team how to respond to emergencies

Installing fire safety equipment is one thing; making sure everyone knows how to operate them is another. Your fire preparedness plan must include a short drill on how to evacuate the workplace and use fire extinguishers in case a fire breaks out.

Your ability to control and eliminate fire hazards is important in keeping your employees and business safe. It does require a bit of investment, but given the destruction that a fire can cause, the safe of your employees and assets is worth the cost.