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OISD GDN-165

First Edition
JULY- 1999

GUIDELINES
FOR
RESCUE & RELIEF OPERATIONS
FOR POL TANK TRUCK ACCIDENT

PREPARED BY
FUNCTIONAL COMMITTEE
ON GUIDELINES FOR
RESCUE & RELIEF OPERATIONS
FOR POL TANK TRUCK ACCIDENT

OIL INDUSTRY SAFETY DIRECTORATE


2ND FLOOR , KAILASH
26,KASTURBA GANDHI MARG
NEW DELHI-110001
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FUNCTIONAL COMMITTEE
ON
GUIDELINES FOR
RESCUE & RELIEF OPERATIONS
FOR POL TANK TRUCK ACCIDENT

NAME

ORGANISATION

LEADER
SHRI S.C.GUPTA

BPCL

MEMBERS
S/SHRI
V.DAMODARAN

IBP

R.C.PANDEY

BRPL

P.K.SINGH

HPCL

P.R.WAGHMARE

IOCL

K.K.KALIA

GAIL

MEMBER COORDINATOR
SHRI A.MISHRA

OISD

In

addition to the above, various other experts from the industry contributed in
the preparation, review and finalisation of this document.

NOTE

OISD publications are prepared for use in the oil and gas
industry under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. These
are the property of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and
shall not be reproduced or copied and loaned or exhibited to
others without written consent from OISD.
Though every effort has been made to assure the accuracy and
reliability of data contained in these documents, OISD hereby
expressly disclaims any liability or responsibility for loss or
damage resulting from their use.
These documents are intended only to supplement and not
replace the prevailing statutory requirements.

FOREWORD
The Oil Industry in India is 100 years old. Because of various
collaboration agreements, a variety of international codes,
standards and practices have been in vogue. Standardisation in
design philosophies and operating and maintenance practices at
a national level was hardly in existence. This, coupled with feed
back from some serious accidents that occurred in the recent
past in India and abroad, emphasised the need for the industry
to review the existing state of art in designing, operating and
maintaining oil and gas installations.
With this in view, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas in
1986 constituted a Safety Council assisted by the Oil Industry
Safety Directorate (OISD) staffed from within the industry in
formulating and implementing a series of self regulatory
measures aimed at removing obsolescence, standardising and
upgrading the existing standards to ensure safe operations.
Accordingly, OISD constituted a number of functional
committees of experts nominated from the industry to draw up
standards and guidelines on various subjects.
The present document on GUIDELINES FOR RESCUE &
RELIEF OPERATIONS FOR POL TANK TRUCK ACCIDENT,
has been prepared by the functional committee constituted
amongst members nominated by the industry for this purpose
based on the accumulated knowledge and experience of
industry members and the various national , international codes
and practices.
This document is meant to be used as
supplement and not as a replacement for existing codes and
practices. Suggestions are invited from the users after it is put
into practice to improve the document further, and the same
may be addressed to

The Coordinator,
FUNCTIONAL COMMITTEE
ON GUIDELINES FOR
RESCUE & RELIEF OPERATIONS
FOR POL TANK TRUCK ACCIDENT
Oil Industry Safety Directorate,
2nd Floor, Kailash,
26, Kasturba Gandhi Marg,
New Delhi - 110 001.

GUIDELINES FOR
RESCUE & RELIEF OPERATIONS
FOR POL TANK TRUCK ACCIDENT

CONTENTS
SECTION

DESCRIPTION

INTRODUCTION

SCOPE

DISASTER MANAGEMENT PLAN

IDENTIFICATION OF RESPONSE LOCATION/


ZONE FOR CONTROL

INTERFACE BETWEEN LOCAL AGENCIES


AND MUTUAL AID MEMBERS

BACK-UP SUPPORT AT RETAIL OUTLETS

ACTION PLAN

SCENARIO ANALYSIS

SCENARIO HANDLING

10 RESOURCE IDENTIFICATION AND


MOBILISATION
11 EMERGENCY INFORMATION
12 EMERGENCY TRAINING

PAGE

1.0

INTRODUCTION

only requirement for a fire is a


spark or flame ,since flammable
liquid and atmospheric oxygen is
already available.
Any act of
negligence on the part of the
enthusiastic public can lead to a
disaster. However carefully we plan
and take steps to eliminate risks,
accidents
may
still
occur.
Emergency if not handled carefully
and meticulously can end up in a
catastrophe. Therefore, Emergency
planning/handling
becomes
a
necessary element for mitigating a
major accident/emergency. Need
has been felt to take measures for
minimising loss due to these
accidents.

Due to increase in consumption


and
consequently
increased
transportation
of
petroleum
products mainly by road, the
number of accidents involving POL
Tank Trucks has also risen. Many
of them involved product spillage
and a few of them caused
consequences like fatality, fire,
explosion
and
environmental
pollution.
Any loss (product, property or life)
due to an accident affected people
is ultimately a national loss.
Hence, all concerned personnel in
the transportation business of oil
industry, government and other
related agencies need to have
clear cut plans and understanding
on how to handle emergencies
arising out of accidents involving
POL Tank Trucks.

The present document has been


evolved to provide the guidelines
on emergency handling so as to
mobilise the necessary help with
minimum response time for rescue
and relief operations involving tank
truck accident carrying POL
products.

POL Tanktruck accident can turn


out to be a disaster if the people
handling such emergencies are not
adequately knowledgeable about
the nature of the product. When
there is a leakage of product, the

2.0

2.
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SCOPE

This document provides the outline


of
guidelines
for
handling
emergencies arising out of POL
tanktruck
accidents.
These
guidelines are formulated to
provide necessary guidance /help
to tide over the emergent situations
by the local authorities/truck
owners and transporters with the
following objectives:

a)

a) Protect the crew and the


Tank truck involved in the
accident
b)
b) Control,localise,minimise/
eliminate the hazard with
a purpose to minimise
the loss.

c) Providing equipment for-(i)


attending the leakage/ safe
removal of leaked product
and (ii) the lorry involoved
in the accident.

3.0 DISASTER MANAGEMENT PLAN


3.1 Flow Of Information

d) Medical attention to the


injured
and
timely
evacuation of the public
around the site of the
accident if required.

When any accident takes place,


the information should be given to
the concerned agencies at the
earliest so that they can arrive at
the site quickly.
Agencies to be informed in case
of
accidents: -

e) Interface
with
statutory
authorities and other oil
companies to elicit their cooperation to handle the
emergencies.

a. Nearest POL Depot/


Terminal /LPG Plant of
any Oil Company
b. Transporter/dealer
c. Police station
d. Fire Brigade
e. Insurance Authorities
f. District
Administration/authorities
g.
Ambulance
services/hospital
h. Nearest petrol pump
i. Any big industry nearby

This
standard
in
no
way
supersedes
the
statutory
requirements of bodies like IBR,
CCE, Factory Inspectorate or any
other Government Body which
must be followed as applicable.

j.Any
nearby

voluntary

agencies

should inform the nearest


Depot
/Terminal/LPG
installation of any oil
company over phone or
through any other available
means .He shall also
inform police, Fire brigade
and his transporter.

While conveying the information to


Depot/Terminal, optimum data
available on the following lines
should be mentioned :
(I)

(II)
(III)
(IV)
(V)
(VI)
(VII)
(VIII)
(IX)
(X)

(XI)

In the absence of
telephone
facility
the
message to be flashed
through any other vehicle
or person to the nearest
location of an oil company,
Police
outpost,
Fire
Brigade, or Retail Outlet of
any Oil company.

Location of the accident


with topography and any
other identifiable
landmarks.
Milestone Number
Highway Number
Registration Number of
the
Tanktruck/Transporter
Location of loading.
TT empty or full and the
product involved.
Position of the tanklorry
on the road after the
accident.
Proceeding from/to
Casualty injury or loss of
product/damage to TT
Need for ambulance/
hospital Safety Threats/
Safety precautions taken
if any.
Assistance required
(cranes,, fire fighting
equipment, barrels, hand
pumps, torch lights, etc.)

B). If the crew is not in a


position to act (severely
injured, unconscious or
dead on the spot), and the
message is received and/or
any other agency, they
inturn should inform other
agencies.

3.2 Rescue Operation

A. Precautionary measures at site


The rescue team i.e. Oil company,
Fire Brigade, Police etc on
reaching the site should undertake
the following activities if not
already taken up:
1. Rescue the crew if injured.
2.Remove all the fire fighting
equipment from the tanktruck
and keep them in a safe place for
use in case of fire.
3.Keep the public away from the
site to avoid casualties in case of
any explosion fire etc.
4.If the leak is minor and the
situation permits and if the POL
depot / installation is nearby, the

However, to minimise the time


delay,
any
readily
available
information
should
be
communicated though all other
information would be desirable.
A). If the crew is in a position
to act, either of the two
should remain at the
accident spot and the other

leaking tank truck may be toed


back and unloaded.
5.Stop the leakage and try to
transfer the oil into another
empty tanker, if available on the
site.
6. Move the tanker to a safer
place, if possible after ensuring
a safe LEL around the tanker.
7. If it is not possible to stop the
leakage, route the containment
by making temporary channels
to a safe area away from the
road and other ignition sources.
8. Barricade or cordon off the site
and put red flags/marks or
lights at the barricade corners.
9. Cover the oil spillage on the
ground with dry sand. If the
public is found to be recovering
the spilled product, the same to
be prevented.
10. Stop entry of the vehicle at a
safe distance, preferably more
than 50 metres,from all sides.

site to a safer distance with a


purpose to prevent spread of
fire.

4.0 IDENTIFICATION OF RESPONSE


LOCATION AND ZONE OF
CONTROL.

Respective
State
Level
Coordinator (SLC) of Oil Industry to
identify, notify and further monitor
the Emergency Response centres
in the respective state.He will also
form the rescue teams and decide
their Leader.
Emergency Response Centre will
have the responsibility of respond
on receipt of information of incident
and will further act as detailed in
the guidelines of this standard.

11. Alert the nearby public about


the possibility of fire. Ask them
to cut off all sources of
ignition.Efforts to be made to
cut off the power supply from
main source / power house of
the area.
12. Identify the nearest source of
water
(River,pond,well,tubewell etc.)
13. Abandon the rescue operations
if the situation go out of control
and evacuate the public from
the nearby area which is likely
to be affected.

In case of highways, where no oil


company has locations larger
Retail Outlets enroute to be
developed as Response locations
with proper training/guidance.
5.0
INTERFACE BETWEEN LOCAL
AGENCIES AND MUTUAL AID
MEMBERS
The leader of rescue team assisted
by other rescue team members
would co-ordinate as follows:
A. With

B.

Accident with
explosion

fire

and
Fire Brigade
i) Local Fire Brigade on receiving
information about the T/l accident
is to contact the emergency
response
location
of
the
areas/nearest
oil
company
location.

1. Try to control the fire with


available resources, if possible.
Dont allow the fire to spread.
2. Remove all the flammable or
combustible
material
not
involved in the accident, from
the near vicinity of the accident

ii) To
report
immediately

to

the

site

ii) Extend necessary assistance to


the rescue team and local
agencies in removal of injured
persons to the nearest
firstaid centre/hospital

iii) Assess the gravity of the


situation
and
likely
consequences.In
the
first
instance rescue to be arranged
for the victims ,if any,trapped
in the accident.

iii)Control/diversion of traffic from


both ends.

iv) Arrange to despatch Fire


tenders as deemed necessary
to the accident scene with
necessary accessories.

iv)Warn the people in and around


the place.

v) Arrange ambulance to the


accident site if casualty/injury
reported.
vi)

Chalk out plan for handling


of tanktruck/contents.

vii)

Try to extinguish the fire from


the downwind direction if
possible in case of breakout
of fire.
viii) If possible, cut off or block
the hydrocarbon flow from the
lorry by
shutting manifold
or master valves with a
purpose to control / stop the
fire. However, alternatively,
allow the fire to burn under
controlled condition

ix)

C. With
District Administration
i) Assess the situation by visit to
the site and getting
in touch with Police/Response
location of the area.
ii) Provide assistance to the
Oil company for getting
crane/hoists if lifting of the
vehicle is
necessitated. Arrange vehicles
for emergencies such as
shifting of casualty/injured to
hospital,etc

Localise the spillage and


salvage the product spilled to
the extent possible.

x) Liase with the Fire stations in


the adjoining districts or
towns/Mutual aid members
having fire-fighting facilities.

iii)Keep a
situation.

xi) Arrange to ensure adequate


water supply through Municipal
authorities/Village Panchayats
by way of water tankers.

tab

on

overall

iv) Issue directions to hospitals to


be in readiness to receive
patients.

xii) Minimise the damage to the


local environment.

D.With Mutual Aid Members


B. With Police
i) Assessment of Hazard.
i) Assessment of Hazard by
visiting the site of accident and
getting in touch with response
location.

ii) Mobilisation of resources in


consultation with the
response location including
rescue vehicles, handling

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of affected vehicles.

Sales/ Divisional staff would also


form part of the rescue team to
provide assistance through local
agencies.

iii)Mobilisation of fire fighting


equipment.
Augmenting the resources.

The rescue team on reaching the


accident site should assess the
gravity of the accident in terms of
scenario given in clause-8 below
and act accordingly

6.00 BACK-UP SUPPORT AT RETAIL


OUTLETS
Respective oil companies to ensure
the following at their Retail Outlet

The rescue team shall take utmost


care in tackling the situation. They
shall assist Fire Brigade, Industry
fire fighting team, civil authorities
and or police.

i) Should possess the telephone


Nos. of nearest Oil Company
Depot /Terminal Fire Brigade
ii) In the event of getting the
information first the RO should
relay the message to the local
Police/ Fire Brigade/ Oil
company Depot/Terminal/LPG
Installation/
Sales
Officer
/Transporter.

8.0

iii)Should provide possible help


to the crew
iv)Should
possess a
equipped first Aid Kit.

e)

wellSCENARIO ANALYSIS

7.0 ACTION PLAN


Rescue team would visit the site ,
assess the situation and inform the
response location in charge about
the scenario and the requirements
of the rescue team including
assistance from external agencies.

The
rescue /response location
should organise rescue operation
by drawing out a contingency plan
as the situation warrants.

Rescue team should categorise the


accidents
into
the
following
scenario:

The rescue team comprising of


Officer/s and workmen should be
sent to the location of accident
without any time lapse carrying
along with them:

I. Accident in which TT crew is


safe and no loss of product

A.Equipment/accessories
required and as identified refer
Clause 10).

II.
I. Injury/Casualty to third party.
II.

B.Portable
hand
operated
transfer pumps with adequate
no. of electrically continuous
hoses.

III.Head-on/side-on/rear-end
collision with another vehicle
III.
or fixed object with no
damage to the tank fittings.
IV.
IV. Accident resulting in tank
truck falling off the road with

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damage to the tank fittings


without leakage and need for
evacuation of the product.

any mechanical repair work is


to be undertaken.
3.Request for crane if required.
4.Any mechanical work to be
undertaken,
only
after
evacuation.

V. Accidents resulting in rupture


of the compartments and/or
spillage of product due to
overturning of the tank truck
and/or damage to the fittings.

9.3 Injury/Casualty
to
party/Tank Truck crew.

third

Response location has no role to


play in this scenario. Local Police
Authorities shall comply with
requisite
formalities
as
per
prevalent law and rules and should
keep the nearest response location
posted of the status who in turn
would come and inspect the tank
truck for its road worthiness at that
point of time and advise the crew
whether the T/T can proceed to the
consignee location. Further, if any
cold repair of the vehicle is to be
done the response locations can
advise/guide the transporter/crew
accordingly.

VI.
V. Tanktruck engulfed in fire with
VII.
VI. Total loss of product and
tank truck involving blast
explosion/explosion/fire
alongwith injuries, fatalities
involving tank truck crew and
general public & damage to
the surrounding area.

9.0 SCENARIO HANDLING


9.1 The rescue team will guide the
complete operation till the accident
affected tanktruck with or without
product is removed /salvaged from the
accident and if legal formalities like
release of tanktruck crew from Police/
court is to be done then arrangement
can be made to keep the subject
tanktruck in safe custody till the owner
of the tanktruck/ product owning
company takes the custody of the
product.

It shall be borne in mind that


casualty, if any should be left in
tact till the time the police
personnel arrive at the scene.
Injured person should be attended
to at the earliest.
9.4 Head on / side on / rear end
collision
with
another
vehicle/fixed object with no
damage to the tank/fittings and
no spillage/loss of product.

Apart from police, fire brigade, paramedical


agencies,
services
of
knowledgeable personnel to remove
the Tank Truck and leaked product will
also be required at the spot. Hence
correct information about the accident
should reach these agencies at the
earliest.

When this information is available,


the response location shall send
the rescue team to the accident site
and the rescue team shall take the
following steps:
a. Inspect the vehicle and fittings
and enlistthe damages to the
tank truck.

9.2 Accident in which TT crew is


safe and no loss of product.

b. Ensure whether with minimal


mechanical repairs the T/T can
proceed to the consignee
location or else to the nearest
Depot/Terminal.

1.On receipt of information, the


police shall rush to the spot to
regularise the traffic or divert
traffic if required.
2.Transporter
or
his
representative should decide
whether the TT can proceed to
his destination safely and / or

c.

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If towing of the vehicle is


required, list out the necessary
precautions and advise the

crew/police/fire
accordingly.

brigade

the product into another


tanktruck should be made:

d. In the event of the T/T


being unloaded at the nearest
POL location, convey the
necessary consignor company
or its nearest location.

1.Connection of empty T/T to


the affected T/T through
PTO pump of the rescue
vehicle if possible else it
should be connected to an
intrinsically safe diesel
pump kept at least 15
metres away from the
vehicle. Semi-rotary pump
with sufficient hose length
is another alternative.

e. The T/T thus unloaded shall


be released only after ensuring
it is made gas free or the
crew/transporter should be
strictly advised to make it gas
free before carrying out any hot
work repair to the tank or to the
chassis/cabin.
9.5

2.Earthing connection to be
made either to any nearby
electric pole or to a long
iron rod driven sufficiently
deep into the earth.

Accident resulting in tank truck


falling off the road with damage
to the tank fitting without leakage
and with need for evacuation of
product.

3.Operate the valves of the


accident affected T/T and
the empty vehicle and start
the
pump
regularly
monitoring the flow of
product to the T/T brought
for the purpose.

Following actions should be taken


depending upon the accident site
conditions :
A.
Inspection of the vehicle, tank,
fittings and assessment of the
extent of damage.

4. It is necessary to cordon
off the area upto 100
metres and diversion of
vehicular traffic should be
considered.

B. The mounting of cargo tanks


shall be inspected in order to
assess the condition so as to
enable the safe lifting of the
tank truck.

5. All fire safety equipment is


to be kept in standby
position.
6.Ignition sources in the
viscinity of the operation
should be extinguished in
case of volatile product like
Motor Spirit.

C. In case of overturn of the


vehicle ensure whether the
discharge faucets / flange
joints under the master valve
assembly of the compartments
are accessible for making
necessary hose connections for
evacuation of product from the
tank truck.

7.Monitor
the
level
of
concentration of vapour in
the event of volatile
product being evacuated.
9.6 Accidents resulting in rupture of
the compartments or spillage of
product due to turn of the
vehicle and /or damage to the
fittings.

D.Accessibility of the crane to the


accident spot to be ascertained
or alternatively chain pulley
arrangement for lifting of the
tanktruck on to the road.

1.Population in the viscinity of


the accident to be alerted to
stop all open fires, lanterns,
smoking etc.

E. If the vehicle is not in a


position to be towed to the
nearest
POL
location
arrangement for transhipping

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2. Stoppage and diversion of


traffic with the help of police
personnel.

b) Diversion of entire movement


of traffic.
c)

3.

Arrest the leakage with


wooden wedge or M-seal in
case of a crack.

a.

Outsiders and unskilled


personnel /agencies
should
be kept away from going near
the leaking tank truck.

d).Advise local administration,


POL terminal/Bottling plant to
rush water and foam tenders to
the site.

5. In the event of profuse leak,


try to localise the leak and
remove the leaked product
using semi- rotary pumps into
barrels/half cut barrels and
further to the T/T if possible.

e).Fire
to
continue
under
controlled condition, in case
the source is big.

4.

Cooling

of

the

tank

truck.

b.

f).
Setting up Control Room with the
help of local authorities for
close liaison with all agencies.

6. In case of spillage of volatile


product, viz. Motor Spirit,
Naphtha etc. nobody should
stay within the vapour cloud or
within the viscinity in wind
direction.

g).Alerting
local
hospital,
ambulance regarding medical
aid to the affected people.

7.Vapour concentration to be
continuously monitored by
means of an explosimeter.
Only after the readings are
within the safe limits should the
traffic be allowed to be started.

h).Quenching
of
fire
with
foam/DCP fire extinguishers.
i) A quick and constantly updated
running assessment to exercise
control over fire and spilling
product
with
minimum
injuries /casualties.

8. Other actions are to be taken


in consultation with the experts
in their respective fields.
9.Police authorities to prevent
and take care of any untoward
incident or commotion due to
panic situation.

9.8 Total loss of product and tank


truck
involving
blast
explosion
/explosion/fire
alongwith injuries, fatalities
involving tank truck crew and
general public & damage to the
surrounding areas.

10.Wind
direction,
ambient
temperature,
geographical
location (hill, valley, forest or
desert site) and congestion
level at site has a serious
bearing on handling of the
situation.

1.Removed the injured and the


casualties to the hospitals.
2.Cordon off the entire area

9.7 T/T Engulfed in Fire:

3.Divert the Highway/City traffic

In case of start of fire following


actions should be envisaged:

4.Remove
debris,
if
any,
promptly
to
facilitate
movement of
5.rescue operations team/vehicle
at site.

a).Cordon off the area and


evacuation of the people in the
vicinity
b).

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6.Be alert to the recurrence/reemergence of fire/blast.

5.Advise the public to


remove or set free the cattle
of the affected area to
safeguard
against
dehydration, suffocation and
heat radiation.

7.Emergency information camp


to be set-up for correct and
reliable information relay of the
status of the situation to
external agencies/Press.
traffic

10.0 RESOURCE IDENTIFICATION


AND MOBILISATION

Undesired crowd and traffic may


worsen the emergency situation.
Hence it is very much necessary to
control the crowd and traffic.

The scenario of the disaster will be


the deciding factor for mobilisation
of resources; hence resources
need estimation assumes its
importance.

9.9
Crowd
Management

and

To respond in the quickest possible


time and provide necessary help,
the Oil Companies should provide
resources at identified locations to
cover a disaster resulting out of
such accidents within a radius of
100 Kms.

a.In case of accident without fire or


explosion:
1.Block all the roads and
enlist police support for the
purpose, if required.
2.Divert the traffic through an
alternate route, if possible.

An emergency checklist to include


equipment and material needed to
respond to the emergency should
be drawn. This should interalia,
including
Personal
Protective
Equipment, air masks, portable
communication equipment and
appropriate fire fighting equipment.

3.Dont allow the crowd


atleast within a radius of 30
Metres
from the site. Take help from
the volunteers from the
crowds till police arrives

A model list of resources for the


event of disaster management can
be split into 3 categories.
b.In case of accidents resulting in
fire and explosion:

A). In Plant resources

1.Divert the crowd in cross


wind direction to such a
distance where intensity of
the
heat
radiation
is
tolerable.

B). External resources


C).Communication resources

A) In Plant Resources
2.Stop all vehicles at a safe
distance if not stopped
earlier.

(To be kept and maintained by


response centre as explained in
clause 6)

3.Warn the drivers of other


nearby tankers containing
flammable material to take
their vehicle away from the
site and park in a safe
manner.

i)
ii)
iii)
iv)

4.Warn the public to keep away


from the site. POL tanker on
fire may explode also.

v)
vi)

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Flameproof torches-03 Nos


Gas Explosimeter-01 Nos
Portable
DCP/Foam
Extinguisher
10
Kg
DCP(BIS Marked)-02 Nos
CAF
Gaskets-Assorted
sizes
Nuts & Bolts
Teflon Tape-25mm width
02 rolls

vii)

Crowbar (2 long)02 Nos


viii). Earthing wire with crocodile clips
(Min. 15 metres)
Min-02 Sets
ix)
Gloves ( Rubber /Industrial/
canvas gloves)
-02 each
x)
Blind flange-02 Nos to suit
TT
xi)
Manila Rope/Jute Rope25mm dia 20 Meter
xii) Approved
type
spark
arrestor 01 No
xiii) Spare fan belt for T/L with
PTO unit or intrinsically
safe independent PTO
pump.
xiv) First Aid box.-01 complete
with medicines
xv) Soap 02 Nos
xvi) M-Seal02 Sets in Tin
xvii) Wooden slippers and pegs
04Nos each
xviii) Breathing apparatus (SCBA
and Canister masks) 01
Nos
xix) Hand operated siren-01No
xx) Whistle-02Nos
xxi) Intrinsically
safe
Red
Lights(Battery operated)for
traffic diversion)-02 Nos
xxii) Area Maps-01 Set
xxiii) Chain pulley blocks and
stay pipes-02 Nos
xxiv) 3
Empty
aluminium
buckets with provision for
bonding
xxv) Half-cut Barrels - 2 Nos.
xxvi) 3 size Semi-rotary hand
pump-02 Nos
xxvii)
3
size
Electrically
continuous
hoses
and
couplings-2 each
xxviii) Vacuume leak seal unit for
attending leakage of liquid
hydrocarbon
-01 No
xxix) leak sealing pad with belts.02 Sets
xxx) Non sparking tools like
Brass/Rubber hammer01 each

Bed capacity
b) Drug Stores (with medicines
for burn injury)
Name
Addresses
Telephone No.
c) Availability of crane
Name
Addresses
Telephone No.
No. cranes/Capacities
d) District AdministrationCollector
Name
Addresses
Telephone No.
e) Fire Station
Location
No.of
Fire
tenders
available with capacity
f).Any big industries, which can
provide
assistance
during
disaster for, fire fighting
providing ambulance vehicles,
hospital assistance etc.
g) Public Address System
h) Ambulance
i) Local
All-India
Doordarshan

Radio/

j) Local Army, Navy, Air Force


authorities for tools, tackles,
cranes,
communication,
medication, evacuation etc.
k) Chief Controller Of Explosive:
Name:
Address
of
office:
Telephone No

B. External resources

nearest

C).Communication resources

a) Hospitals

I.
Police Station

Name
Addresses
Telephone No.

Location

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Telephone NO
II. Petrol Pumps
Name
Address
Operated by
Telephone No.

III. Railway Station


IV. Power Houses
Location
Key persons to be contacted
in case of emergencies
V. Civil Authorities
Area
Person/designation
Contact No.
11.0 EMERGENCY INFORMATION
VI. Voluntary Agencies
11.1
Name
Address
Telphone No.
10.1

Positioning
rescue aids:

of

Every loading plant intending to


transport any dangerous or
hazardous goods shall supply to
the owner of the goods carriage
full and adequate information
about
such
dangerous
or
hazardous goods so as to enable
such owner and its driver to -

emergency

Items
listed
under
heading
Resource
identification
and
mobilisation should be stored in
each and every Depot/Terminal of
all the Oil Companies.

a)comply
with
the
requirements of rules 129
to 137 of Central Motor
Vehicle Rule, 1989 for
transportation
of
hazardous substances.

All the retail Outlets of Oil


Companies should have first -aid
boxes.

b)be aware of the risks


created by such
goods
to the health and/or safety
of any person.

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

It shall be the duty of the loading


plant
to
ensure
that
the
information is accurate and
sufficient for the purpose of
complying with the provisions of
the rules 129 to 137 of Central
Motor Vehicle Rules 1989.

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8.Additional
Information/References

11.2 The Need has been felt to take


measures for minimising these
accidents. Emergency Information
Booklet shall contain the following
information:

9. Name, Address & Contact


Nos. Of Loading
Plant/Emergency
Booklet
Issuing Plant.

1.Chemical Identity
Chemical Name
Composition

11.3
The Transport Emergency Information
booklet shall preferably be bilingual
(English/Hindi/Regional Language).
It should be brief, to the point and
as per Statutory Requirements
(colour codification, size of label
marks, UN No., CAS No. etc.)

Formula
Trade Name
CAS No.
U.N. No.
Distinct Mark of the Class
Label
2. Physical Properties

It shall be available with the Tank


Truck Crew along with other
documents and shall be checked at
loading point every time before
loading i.e. it shall be one of the
points of checklist at loading.

Flash Point
Auto Ignition Temperature
Explosive Limit
Vapour - Density
Vapour - Pressure
3. Nature Of Hazards Like
-Coloured/Colourless
etc.
-Inflammable/Highly
Inflammable etc.
- Explosive character
-Reaction with naked
skin
-Liquid ingestion can
cause
-Vapour inhalation
over_____PPM may
cause _____
4. Protective Device
5. Emergency Action
-In case of uid
leakage/spillage
- In case of fire.

6. First Aid

7. Whom To Contact

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9) Upkeep of Safety Equipment


Provided with Transport vehicle.

Apart from OISD the requirement


of training is also covered under
Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989.

The basic requirements of Central


Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989
pertaining
to
dangerous
or
Hazardous goods transport must be
complied by the transporters. For
this the loading station must
conduct training of tank truck crew
- as per the requirement of R.T.O.
(under Central Motor Vehicles
Rules, 1989).

12.0 EMERGENCY TRAINING


The training to POL drivers &
cleaners (TankTruck Crew) should
be developed as per the OISD-154
COURSE MODULE NO.5.4.6, with
an OBJECTIVE to educate on A. Safe Driving & Prevention
Of Road Accident

Loading plant shall ensure all


safety checks as per the OISD
checklist & CCE requirements
before the POL tanker is loaded.

B. To Evoke Correct & Prompt


Response In Any Emergency
Situation.
Course Contents:
1) Hazards of Petroleum Products.
2) Safety
in Transportation of
Petroleum Products by Road.
3) Dos & Don'ts in transportation.
4) Use of Fire Extinguishers (First
Aid).
5) First Aid
6 ) Action in Emergency
7 ) Safety in Loading/Unloading
Operations.
8) Tank Truck fittings and their use.

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