Best practice for drivers is to carry out a dynamic risk assessment on site before delivery.
• Can vehicle access / exit site safely and park in a safe place?
• Blind fill? CAUTION - See below
• Is the storage tank visually sound and in good condition?
• Is the tank clearly labelled with product grade and tank number?
• Are multiple tanks interconnected? Tanks at different levels? - High risk of overfill
• Is there a working gauge or means to confirm tank ullage safely?
• Can you deliver safely if working at height?
• Is the fill point in good condition / screw connection?
• Is there a bund or other means to capture any spills?
• Is there sufficient lighting to deliver safely?
• Can the delivery be made SAFELY?
Check that any offset fill is permanently connected to the receiving tank (see 4)
There must be a suitable means of determining ullage before and during delivery (tank gauge
Overfill alarms should be fitted; drivers MUST confirm any alarms are on prior to commencing
Where a driver cannot check tank connection and/or overfill alarm is not fitted then at
commercial site a competent person MUST sign delivery ticket ullage box to confirm there is
sufficient ullage for delivery quantity before delivery can be made.