How to Safely Fill and Transport Gasoline in Michigan (Part I)

Out of gas? You can safely get and transport gas in a can like this one.

Because of the volatile nature of gas, specific procedures for handling and transporting gasoline must be used to guarantee the safety of nearby buildings and people. Combustion, fire, and illness due to inhalation are some of the possibly deadly consequences of gasoline. 

Anywhere there is gas, there is a capacity for danger, but you can lessen the risk of disaster by paying attention to possible hazards and taking precautions when filling gas cans.

The chances of a person running out of gas in a lifetime are high if not unavoidable, meaning that gasoline has to be transported to the vehicle that is out of fuel. Since gasoline is very flammable, extra care is needed to be sure of the safety of those around. With this sensible technique, you can safely fill and transport gasoline with a jerry can to get a vehicle out of fuel back in driving condition.

Basic gas can fill and transport safety

Make sure to use the correct gas that can be made for the purpose of transporting flammable liquid instead of just any container. Gas cans seal tightly to stop leakage and has a nozzle to put the gas into a vehicle’s fuel tank without spilling.

Step 1: Put an empty gas can on the ground. The can must be on the ground instead of a truck bed with a carpeted floorboard or plastic liner, so it is electrically grounded.

This is because the flow of gasoline into the can produces static electricity that can spark without that ground.

Step 2: Unscrew the cap of the gas can and put the fuel pump nozzle in the can. It is suggested to put the cap on an even surface, so it does not move when you are not looking.