Scenario 6 — fuel spill

You are on a field trip to the Vestfold Hills to repair the bolts on a bridge at Ellis Rapids, an ice free area. You are filling your quad with fuel when someone interrupts and you spill about 5 litres of fuel on the ground. What should you do?

  1. Use the fuel spill kit to clean it, up, mark the site, get a GPS location if possible, and report the incident to the station.
  2. Use the fuel spill kit to clean it up and then cover the area with soil to conceal it.
  3. Leave it and hope that no-one notices — it is only a small spill anyway.

You chose answer (a).

This is the preferred option. It is an ice free area and it is important that there is no more impact than is necessary.

It is important that the site is marked. Any spill should be reported and if we can remediate it, we will.

You chose answer (b).

It is important to report the spill, mark the site and get a GPS location if possible. If we can remediate the affected area, we will.

You chose answer (c).

All fuel spills should be cleaned up.

It is important to report the spill and mark the site and get a GPS location if possible. If we can remediate the affected area, we will.

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