Construction Site Fueling and Storage Best Practices

- 10:00 am - May 14th, 2024

Ensuring safe and efficient fueling practices is essential for any construction site. Here at Southside Fuel, we want to help you stay compliant and keep your workers safe. Let’s dig into some key fueling and storage best practices!


  • Approved containers: Only store fuel in designated, DOT-approved containers. Opt for double-walled tanks for an extra layer of protection against the rare chance of leaks.


  • Secondary containment: Implement secondary containment measures like berms around storage tanks to capture potential spills and prevent environmental contamination.


  • Secure storage: Store fuel in a well-ventilated, secure location away from ignition sources like sparks or flames. Restrict access to authorized personnel only.


  • Proper labeling: Clearly label all fuel containers with the fuel type and hazard warnings.


  • Regular inspections: Conduct routine inspections of tanks, hoses, and dispensing equipment for leaks or damage. Address any issues promptly.


  • Refueling practices: Only refuel equipment with the engine off and grounded. Ensure the fueling area is free from debris and avoid spills. Wear appropriate PPE-like gloves and safety glasses during refueling.


  • Spill response plan: Develop a comprehensive spill response plan to address accidental spills effectively and minimize environmental impact.


  • Employee training: Train your staff on proper fueling procedures, safety protocols, and spill response measures.


By following these best practices, you can maintain a safe and environmentally responsible construction site for you and your employees. Southside Fuel can also help you maintain maximum safety on your job site – we offer on- and off-road diesel fueling services, fleet fueling, double-walled fuel storage tanks available for delivery, and safety data sheets available for download on our website. Click here to learn more about our commercial services, and contact us for more information.

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