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Petrol stations are busy places with lots of vehicle and pedestrian traffic. They also store and dispense large amounts of hazardous substances, especially flammable substances such as petrol, diesel and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). That's why it's very important to have good systems and processes in place for making sure people stay healthy and safe.


What are the risks?

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA), every business has a responsibility to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of workers and any others who could be who could be put at risk by the work of the business, eg customers, visitors, children and young people, or the general public.

First, you must always eliminate the risk where you’re reasonably able to. Where you’re not reasonably able to, then you need to consider what you can do to minimise the risk.

The following are examples of some of the health and safety risks found in and around a petrol station. Follow the links to find out more about these and also see our resources below to learn more about managing health and safety risks in your business.


Where to go for more information

WorkSafe resources


New Zealand websites

HASANZ (Health and Safety Association New Zealand) sets the standard for workplace health and safety services and advice.

ACC has resources available to help you manage hazards and prevent or reduce injuries in your workplace. has lots of tips for making your business better, while keeping your workers healthy and safe.


International websites

Service Station Safety | WorkSafe Victoria

Last updated 11 November 2016

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