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Fuel Storage, Refuelling & Decanting Safe Work Method Statement



This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) addresses the typical tasks associated with the storage, refuelling, and decanting of fuel. It aims to guide businesses in identifying and documenting the common hazards linked to handling fuels and the measures to control these risks effectively. This template is designed for full adaptability, allowing businesses to incorporate specific details and integrate seamlessly into their existing Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) systems.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Fire and Explosion Risks: Steps to prevent ignition sources near fuel, handling procedures to minimise spillage, and emergency response protocols.
  • Chemical Exposure: Guidelines for using personal protective equipment (PPE) and ensuring good ventilation during fuel handling.
  • Environmental Hazards: Procedures for spill management, proper disposal methods for fuel containers, and bunding for storage tanks.
  • Health Hazards from Fumes: Measures to prevent fume inhalation and ensure safety when working in confined spaces with potential fuel vapors.


Additional Resources:

Included with this SWMS is a free copy of our Legislation & Codes of Practice Reference List.


Key Features:

This SWMS template for fuel handling operations provides a detailed framework for managing risks, and can be easily customised to integrate into your workplace safety systems. 

Fuel Storage, Refuelling & Decanting SWMS

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  • Instant delivery via email.
  • Easily add your logo and business details.
  • Fully Editable (Microsoft Word Format).
  • Customisation instructions provided.
  • In line with Australian legislation.
  • Pay once, no ongoing subscriptions.

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