The National Petroleum Marketing Company Limited (NP) is reminding members of the public that smoking is strictly prohibited at service stations as it poses a significant risk to all.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, NP made reference to a video circulating on social media in which a member of the public was seen smoking a cigarette in close proximity to a fuel dispenser even though a “No Smoking” sign was clearly visible. NP said a lit cigarette or loose cigarette ash can ignite gasoline vapours in the air.
NP also strongly discourages the use of cell phones in the area of the vehicle filler point when filling a vehicle, or in the immediate vicinity of a fuel dispenser.
The company said the safety of customers is a priority that it takes seriously.