Tories put lives at risk, ignore safety laws

March 28, 2012 at 5:12 pm (Jim D, Tory scum, twat, Unite the union, workers)

Minister Francis Maude speaks out over possible tanker drivers’ strike

4:43pm Wednesday 28th March 2012 in News By Nigel Kerton

Minister Francis Maude during a visit to Chippenham
Francis Maude: fire hazard

Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued safety advice after a suggestion that people could store petrol.

Cabinet office minister Francis Maude had said: “The greater extent to which people have fuel in their vehicles – maybe a little bit in the garage as well in a jerry can – the longer we can keep things going.”

But the fire service said: “Petroleum Regulations state that it is illegal to store more than two five-litre purpose built plastic containers (total of 10 litres) or more than two 10-litre purpose built metal containers (total of 20 litres) without a licence.

“These maximum amounts of petrol can be stored in your garage. It should not be stored within any living areas of your house. If you intend storing more than this you would require a licence from the Local Authority Petroleum Officer.

“The maximum content of a full ‘jerry can’ is typically 22 litres.”

Businesses would have to revisit fire risk assessment if storing petrol and the fire service said petrol had to be kept in appropriate containers and away from any potential ignition sources.

From an article in The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald (unchanged except for the photo caption)
Len McCluskey explains the issues here
Unite leaflet (pdf) here


  1. Jimmy said,

    Francis Maude just like his father a man with a sense of humour. All the headbangers out topping up with fuel thinking the world is ending forgetting the fuel is coming to an end. What will the fatties do when they have to walk or take public transport. The end is nigh or get a bike.

  2. representingthemambo said,

    Reblogged this on Representing the Mambo and commented:
    I’ll be taking a closer look at the contemptible specimen that is Francis Maude in due course. He really is an absolute arsehole……..

  3. Wanker of the week: Francis Maude « Representing the Mambo said,

    […] though doing so is in breach of government safety regulations (pesky ‘red-tape’ I’m sure Fran would describe it as) and suicidally dangerous. So basically […]

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