For fuel tanks, the Liquid Fuel Handling Code requires records be kept for all tanks. Regularly checking your fuel storages can alert you to a minor leak before it becomes a major spill. Inform your fuel supplier to fix or replace any leaking storage tanks. You can prevent fuel spills by:

  • Installing fuel dispensers that automatically shut off when the tank is full or when the handle is released;
  • Securing and locking tanks and nozzles when not in use;
  • Using only approved containers to transport fuel;
  • Securing fuel containers during transport;
  • Protecting all fuel storage tanks and piping against rust and vehicle impact; and
  • Providing secondary containment for fuel tanks (double wall tank or installation of dyke system).

Remember when preparing your on farm site map, note the location of fire extinguishers and spill kits.