The resource is a manual to help fuel service station staff with practical information
A free resource for fuel service stations in Victoria has been released by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria that has been created to help with the protection of the environment and public safety within the community.
The Underground Petroleum Storage System (UPSS) resource is “a handy guide with practical information designed to help fuel service station operators and staff to prevent and manage leaks, spills and other hazards, often with simple actions that fit easily into their daily routine”.
The UPSS resource would be going out to 1,400 fuel service stations across Victoria, according to EPA executive director of practice and assurance Chris Webb. “The Flipchart gives the service station operator or staff member easily understood technical information and quick access to emergency contacts, all in a handy format that hangs on the wall.”
Safety check lists, emergency contacts, technical and maintenance information, procedures for leaks and spills as well as guidance for legal requirements include the UPSS Flipchart. It also has a section on what to do with waste tyres, old car batteries and used sump oil – things that can’t just be throw in the bin.
Plenty of businesses use UPSSs; for instance, airports, hospitals, marinas, transport companies, car dealerships, golf courses, ski fields and fuel depots. The downloadable Flipchart is easily accessible for all of them. The UPSS Flipchart gives them all a simple but effective tool for maintaining their improved protection of the local environment and public safety. PWKD01032018