Presentation on theme: "Transportation Tuesday TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY CELL PHONE + GAS PUMP A DANGEROUS COMBO ! Heed Warnings! Some lessons are best learned without the experience!"— Presentation transcript:
Transportation Tuesday TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY CELL PHONE + GAS PUMP A DANGEROUS COMBO ! Heed Warnings! Some lessons are best learned without the experience!
Transportation Tuesday 3 incidents reported at gas stations: While pumping fuel a car caught fire from fumes emitted from the tank – a cell phone placed on the trunk of the car rang. A man got his face burnt while talking on the phone, when refuelling his car. A cell phone burnt a man’s trousers - the phone in his pocket rang, while refuelling his car. Cell Phones & Gasoline Do Not Mix ! Tragic ! Not Funny!! Don’t let it happen to you!
Transportation Tuesday How did it happen ? The key pad or ringer apparently, produces a small electric spark …. += Enough to ignite petrol/gas fumes!
Transportation Tuesday These incidents could be avoided. Keep your cell phone switched off at gas stations. If expecting an urgent call and phone cannot be switched off - KEEP IT IN THE CAR - Do not answer a cell phone when fuelling up. Reference: HSE Warning from Society of Petroleum Engineers – Dated : 2 nd November 2001 Your cell phone could ignite a fire!
Transportation Tuesday As of now, information available on the subject is insufficient. It is better to be Safe than Sorry!! Mobile Phones & Gasoline Do Not Mix! Caution !!