Common Fire Safety Requirements
Must be visible from road and lane, free from foliage, trees, etc
All packaged flammable & combustible liquid products shall be in closed approved containers distinctly marked with the name of the liquid they contain.
Must be protected against collision damage by a concrete island or posts or guardrails.
Must be a maximum extended length of 4.5 m unless a retracting mechanism is used a maximum length of 6 m is permitted.
Fire Department Access:
Fire lanes are NOT obstructed by vehicles. Exterior fire department connections are readily visible and unobstructed.
Must be accessible, free of damage and serviced within the specified date. Private hydrants require annual servicing label with records kept on site
Fire Safety Plan:
Comprehensive fire safety plan including all storage of hazardous or dangerous goods must be kept on site for Fire Department review.
Fuel dispensing procedures:
Vehicles cannot be running; precautions must be taken to prevent overflow or spillage; if spillage occurs immediately apply an absorbent material to soak up spillage. No dispensing in proximity to open ignition sources; not dispense into containers that are in a vehicle.
Must be automatic closing and can be kept open by continuous manual pressure or a holdopen device that will automatically shut off when the tank is filled or the nozzle is dropped or falls.
Signs posted with instructions and any prohibited activities for dispensing of fuel.
‘No smoking’ signs:
Smoking prohibited and signs must be posted in hazardous areas.
Portable Fire Extinguishers must:
At least 2 extinguishers located at the pump dispensing station.
Be mounted in a visible location, accessible, and serviced and tagged at least once every 12months by a certified technician.
Be full and functioning (no damage, corrosion, leaks malfunctioning parts or clogged nozzles).
Have a minimum rating of 40-B:C
A shut off device to all dispensers and pumps is required at a remote location on the site and shielded from any fire that might occur. Device must be identified and accessible to attendants and emergency responders
Area must be designed to handle accidental spillage and control a spill of not less than 1000L.
At least one attendant is required when the station is open unless it does not serve the general public. Attendants must have a clear view of all dispensing pumps.
Instruction for operation of dispensers shall be posted; attendant must have an unobstructed view of all units at the same time and control console must be within 25 m. A 2-way communication system must be provided
Training of personnel:
Personnel involved in dispensing shall be trained in accordance with MB Fire Code.
Source: MaintainX (Community Member)