Garages and fuel storage

Tractor safety
Hot engines should be allowed to cool down before
After fuelling, some time should be allowed for fuel
vapours to disappear before the engine is re-started.
Contact should at all times be maintained between
the metal outlet of
refuelling hose or the can spout, on the one
hand, and the fuel tank opening on the tractor on the other, or
other means of bonding should be ensured to minimise the pos-
sibility of an explosion or outbreak of fire due to the discharge of an
accumulation of static electricity.
The tractor fuel system should be checked frequently
to detect fuel leaks. To be checked in particular are the fuel tank
seams, fuel lines, fuel filler caps, fuel line shut-off valves, chokes
and all fuel line connections.
(1) Fire extinguishers should be provided on the
tractor, at the refuelling point and in the building where the tractor
is stored.
(2) The extinguishers referred to in subparagraph
should be
of the type approved for petroleum fires (i.e. carbon dioxide, dry
chemical). Carbon tetrachloride extinguishers should not be used,
owing to the poisonous gas given off.
Garages and fuel storage
Garages for tractors should
(a) be adequately ventilated;
(b) have at least one outside wall; and
(c) have doors opening to the outside.
Electrical installations in garages should be in con-
formity with national regulations or the requirements of the
competent authority.

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