Checkpoints before allowing transport vehicle into plant

Checkpoints before allowing a transport vehicle into factory gate:-

  1. Qualified and licensed driver. No intoxication.
  2. Name & quantity of material as per order & bill. Note vehicle No.
  3. Quality of material arrived I.e. sampling.
  4. Trem card.
  5. Tyre condition, spare wheel and jack.
  6. Main valve & other fittings, in safe condition.
  7. Blind disc, gasket etc.
  8. Piping, coupling and tools.
  9. Tanker pressure test certificate if required.
  10. Last material filled in and contamination if any.
  11. Cleanliness of the tank, if it is for filling.
  12. Exhaust muffler (spark arrester), if required.
  13. Fire extinguisher.
  14. Personal Protective Equipment required.
  15. First Aid Box and Antidote.
  16. Taking away bidi, cigarette, matches box etc. And no smoking instruction.
  17. Product license, if any.
  18. Static charge and leakage, if any.
  19. Compatibility of the material to be transferred.
  20. Other as per special need.

Checkpoints before unloading hazardous material into storage.

Liquid chemicals:

  1. Fixation of vehicle-wheel stopper, barricade, gear locking, engine stopping and wind direction consideration. Note vehicle No.
  2. Level checking of factory tank and road tanker and material matching.
  3. Proper piping connections.
  4. Safe flexible hose pipe & couplings.
  5. Emergency transfer preparedness.
  6. Flameproof electrical motors and fittings if required.
  7. Deep feed pipe to avoid static charge.
  8. Proper vent condition.
  9. Vapour line safety.
  10. Purging connection.
  11. Neutralising material for spillage.
  12. First Aid Box and Antidote.
  13. Fire Fighting Equipment.
  14. Personal Protective Equipment worn.
  15. Emergency kit ready.
  16. Lifting machinery, if required.
  17. Pump checking. Coupling guard, if required.
  18. Avoidance of air pressure transfer. If it is required, pressure gauge and safety valve on air tank. Pressure testing of air tank.




  1. Dyke, dyke discharge valve and partition wall condition. Acid proof lining for corrosive material.
  2. Safety shower/eye washer.
  3. Tank level gauge working and safe overflow pipe.
  4. Tank vent, Breather valve, N2 purging, flame arrester, Pressure gauge, Safety valve, Non-return valve, Excess flow valve, Lightening arrester etc. As per need.
  5. High/low level alarms and trips. Indication of flammable condition inside the tank.
  6. Operator on duty during full unloading.
  7. No smoking and no tempering.
  8. Record filling.
  9. Spillage washing.
  10. Engine restarting only after closure of tank and tanker valves, and spillage cleaning.
  11. Special precautions depending on nature of chemical viz. Flammable, toxic, corrosive, explosive etc.
  12. AC godown for liquids of low boiling points.

Gases/Gas cylinders:

  1. For liquefied gas in tanker viz. LPG, EO, NH3.
  2. Double checking of earthing and flameproof electrical connections.
  3. In case of leakage, portable hood and scrubber device, discharge in safe media, safe venting in air etc.
  4. Personal protective Equipment.
  5. Fire Fighting Equipment in ready condition.
  6. For gas cylinders, lifting and transfer device.
  7. Open space for speedy dispersion of leaking gas.
  8. Wind sock in vision and consideration of wind direction.

Solid materials and godown safety:

  1. Godown/warehouse condition regarding good ventilation, lighting, cooling, flooring etc. Windows/Grills/Louvers at 1 m height.
  2. No electric fitting for highly flammable material. Sufficient natural lighting.
  3. Flameproof electric fitting for flammable material.
  4. Separate stacking of flammable & toxic material – Zone or Area classification.
  5. Use of wooden/plastic crates and shelves.
  6. Spill collection arrangement and safe disposal to ETP or incinerator.
  7. Surrounding rain water gutters.
  8. Waste collection, beg filling and safe disposal. Ready stock of neutralising material.
  9. Safe disposal of empty containers.
  10. Compatibility of material, before putting together.
  11. Proper flooring-slope, pit, pump etc.
  12. Water line for cleaning.
  13. Air line for use of air line respirators.
  14. Proper tools, trolleys, lifts and containers for safe and easy transfer.
  15. Smoke/Flame detectors and gas leak detectors with alarms.
  16. Sprinklers and other fire fighting equipment inside and outside the rooms.
  17. Personal Protective Equipment required.
  18. Locked godown for poisonous material.
  19. Fire resistant walls/doors if required.
  20. Emergency exit on opposite side.

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