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Playing it safeCustomer safety is of paramount concern to BP. Keeping safe when you visit a service station is mostly common sense. Here are some things to remember:
Don't smokePetrol is a volatile, highly flammable liquid that gives off vapours, so it is important never to smoke, light a match or stub a cigarette out on the forecourt, especially around pumps or fuel containers, or leave cigarettes burning in your car’s ashtray.
Turn off your engine before filling upIf you leave your engine running, electrical leaks from old spark plug leads or other electrical wires can cause a spark. Such sparks can be hazardous, especially if you are filling up with petrol at the time.
Walk with your childrenWhen walking with young children to a service station’s bathroom or shop, remember the forecourt can be busy – just like the roads. For their safety and your peace of mind, always walk with your children across the forecourt.
If you stop at a service station and leave young children on their own in the car, remove your car keys – to avoid temptation for little fingers.
Don’t use your mobile phoneIf you drop your mobile phone, a spark can be produced when the batteries are knocked loose. This could be hazardous, because of flammable vapours on forecourts.
It is recommended that you do not use cellular or radio phones on forecourts. If you need to make a call, most service stations have a public pay phone.