Different types of fuel – petrol, diesel and CNG – are some commodities which we all buy regularly. There are a number of cautions written on the billboards at the petrol pumps, which people often ignore.

VIDEO – Bus Accident at Petrol Pump in Palakkad – CCTV Camera Footage

A fire was reported from an Indian Oil Corporation petrol pump at Kongad town in Palakkad on last month. No causalities were reported. The private bus that was parked in the pump, rammed into the petrol distribution point at the pump, when started in the morning. Fire and rescue service units from Mannarkkad and Palakkad were brought and doused the fire.Watch the video which mentioned below :

However, following these instructions diligently can really help in avoiding unfortunate incidents which often bring bad news. Most of the people generally ignore these instruction because they don’t know the reason behind them.

Here are 5 things to be kept in mind while buying fuel next time:

1) Avoid sliding in and out of the vehicle: A driver is also advised to avoid sliding of his car doors. The sliding is one more factor that causes static energy and cause the spark, ultimately causing fire.

2) Avoid synthetic material: The synthetic material can cause static energy, which can cause a fire in the highly inflammable atmosphere. A person is advised not to wear or carry synthetic material while buying petrol at a fuel station.

3) Don’t leave the engine on: A person should never keep his car/bike engine on while buying petrol. This is due to the simple reason that even a little spark in the car, whose engine is on and is still getting refilled in its petrol tank, can cause a fire.

4) Don’t smoke: A person is strictly advised to not to smoke at a petrol pump. This is even a punishable offence in some parts of the world. The atmosphere at a petrol pump is highly inflammable. A person who is smoking is probably carrying a lighter, using which, can cause a fire at the fuel station.

5) Don’t use mobile phones: It is a known fact that mobile phones are low-power radio-frequency transmitters (between 450 and 2700 MHz), with a peak power value that ranges between 0.1 and 2 watts. Though the chances are remote, a mobile phone could generate a spark, at a petrol station due to a defective battery, ultimately resulting in an explosion.