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Tanker deliveriesBefore a delivery:
- Make sure the area outside the compound and the access route is clear for the tanker to enter and turn.
- Check the level gauge on the vessel before filling begins.
- Make sure that people do not smoke or use naked flames within five metres of tankers making oxygen deliveries.
- Avoid entering vapour clouds in the event of a spillage.
- Check the level gauge to see that filling is complete.
- Agree the quantity on the delivery note with the tanker driver.
- Ensure the blanking cap has been replaced on the filling connection.
- After up to one or two hours, check there is no leakage or liquid from valves 12 and 13. Hand-tighten any valve that is leaking.
- Pressing the red STOP button located in the control panel at the rear of the tanker.
- Stopping the vehicle engine using the cut-off in the driver’s cab.
Any gas in a very cold state can cause cryogenic burns. When working with pipes carrying liquid or cold gases it is important to protect your hands by wearing suitable low temperature gloves, preferably made of leather. They should either be loose fitting to allow for quick removal or cuffed to prevent substances from entering the glove. Where possible all bare skin should be covered.