The number of safety incidents at filling stations in the Sultanate is lower than the 43 reported in 2022. However, there is no room for complacency as incidents including attacks and aggression against workers, fuel nozzles being pulled out and non-compliance with the fuel directive still occur.
Minister of Transport and Infocommunications Pengiran Dato Seri Setia Shamhary bin Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Mustapha said this during Brunei Shell Marketing Company Sdn Bhd’s (BSM) launch of the fifth edition of the ‘Fill Safe, Feel Safe’ campaign at J Hotel yesterday.
The minister added, “It is important for BSM to continue to hold campaigns to avoid incidents. The campaign’s success also requires the cooperation of all parties.”
Pengiran Dato Seri Setia Shamhary added, “BSM has supervised and regulated road tankers to ensure that fuel transport to filling stations complies with guidelines.
“These drivers who are trained not only in operating the vehicle but also in initial emergency response. The vehicles also have equipment that monitor their whereabouts, speed and driving behaviour as well as a driver-fatigue monitoring camera. All this to guarantee the safety of fuel transportation.”
The minister recommended that the supervision of vehicles that fill fuel through drums be given further attention and ensure that the guidelines set, such as the sales limit of two drums, be obeyed by users. – Azlan Othman