Township of Shaler, PA
Allegheny County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Shaler 7-11-1978 by Ord. No. 1448. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire prevention — See Ch. 125.
All self-service gasoline stations shall have fifteen-pound dry-chemical fire extinguishers on each island where pumps are located and gasoline is dispensed.
All attendants shall be trained in emergency procedures to utilize the fire extinguishers specified in § 137-1 hereof.
All service stations on each dispenser island shall have a sign posted with all letters at least an inch in height that reads as follows: "Warning - It is unlawful to dispense gasoline into any portable container unless the container is constructed of metal with a spring-type or screen-type lid and clearly marked for storage of Class 1 liquids."
No gasoline station shall permit any purchaser, customer or other person to use or manipulate any pump, hose, pipe or other device for dispensing gasoline or other flammable liquid for any purpose, unless such dispensing of gasoline or other flammable liquid is conducted under the supervision of a person trained in the dispensing of such liquid and under such conditions that the supervising person shall be within 15 feet of the point of dispensing of such liquid at all times during the dispensing of such liquid or under such conditions that the person supervising shall be located in a control booth with a control panel controlling all of the pumps, hoses or other devices for the pumping or dispensing of gasoline or other flammable liquids and where such supervising person has a full and unobstructed view of all customers and dispensing apparatus. The primary function of an attendant shall be to supervise and observe the dispensing of flammable or combustible liquids. The dispensing operations shall be in clear view of the attendant, and no obstacles can be placed between the attendant and the dispensing area. The attendant must be within arm's length of all emergency and remote controls while flammable or combustible liquids are being dispensed by customers. At all times, the attendant in a self-service station shall be in voice communication with customers in self-service stations.
It shall be the duty of the attendant to prevent the dispensing of Class 1 liquids into portable containers unless the container is of sound metal construction with a spring-type or screw-type lid. The container must also be clearly marked for storage of Class 1 liquids.
The service station must have emergency controls for the pumps and a main power shutoff switch or switches within 15 feet of the attendant's principal location and not more than 50 feet from the dispensers or pumps.
There must be instructions conspicuously posted in the attendant's area for the operation of all safety, fire and dispensing equipment.
Any person, firm or corporation violating the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof before any issuing authority, forfeit and pay a fine of not more than $1,000 for each offense and may be sentenced to a period of incarceration not exceeding 90 days in the Allegheny County Jail. Each incident in violation of this chapter shall be considered a separate offense and may be punishable as the same.