Fuel Distributors Industry Safety Committee
Chairman’s Update (Feb 2017)
With our last update being November 2016 we have had a bit more action through the Workshop Group (see below), plus improved support from Worksafe in a couple of areas. Still lots to be achieved and there will be continual changes but we have truly got our feet under the table with awesome support and industry ears open, so a great beginning for this industry safety committee...(The rest of the update is available here).
“To provide a forum where fuel distributors and stakeholders can collaboratively work towards establishing best practice industry standards to ensure the safe, compliant and environmentally responsible delivery and storage of fuel.”
The FDISC in-conjunction with Worksafe have commenced an industry review of the Best Practice Guideline ‘Above Ground Fuel Storage on Farms’ to ensure that the guidelines not only reflect changes in legislation, but also address operational concerns to clearly define the overlapping duties required of both fuel distributors and farmers to ensure the safe supply and storage of fuel on farms. Resources will be updated to reflect the outcome of the review.