Emergency/Safety FAQs

What to do if you accidentally ingest fuel?

DO NOT induce vomiting. DO NOT give liquids. If spontaneous vomiting occurs, lean the victim forward to reduce the risk of aspiration. Seek medical attention immediately!!

What to do in the event of a spill at home?

Cover the affected area with sand or any other approved absorbent material. Then shovel the waste into a plastic bag for separate disposal. Wash the affected area with degreaser.

What to do in the event of a fire?

Isolate the area from any flammable substances/material. Small fires at the incipient stage can be extinguished using a portable fire extinguisher. Contact the Fire Services Department.

Why is smoking prohibited in the service station?

All fuel is highly flammable, particularly Premium Unleaded. Therefore any source of ignition such as a cigarette has the potential to start a fire.

Why is the use of cellular phones prohibited in the service station?

The build up of static electricity caused by cell phone use can potentially cause a fire where gasoline vapours are present, resulting in a fire.

What to do if you smell or find a gas leak?

Turn off the gas supply valve on the cylinder. Ventilate the room by opening all doors and windows. However, if the gas leak is on or about the body of the cylinder, remove it to a well-ventilated area outside the house.

What is the difference between regular, super and premium?

The difference is based on the octane rating. Regular is 83, Super is 92 and Premium, 95.

Why must gasoline only be filled / stored in approved gasoline containers?

An approved container is a closed one, with a spring closed lid and a spout cover, which is not more than 5 gallons and so designed that it will safely relieve internal pressure when subjected to fire exposure and therefore should be used for gasoline storage.