Foot-operated hand wash, no handshakes: Fuel pumps in Punjab get safety advisory

The Punjab government advisory for petrol pumps includes installing foot-operated hand-washing stations, wearing masks and avoiding touching surfaces among others.
By : PTI
| Updated on: 01 May 2020, 02:35 PM
The Punjab government has advised petrol station workers to voluntarily report to their manager in case of cold or fever. (File photo used for representational purpose only)
The Punjab government has advised petrol station workers to voluntarily report to their manager in case of cold or fever. (File photo used for representational purpose only)
The Punjab government has advised petrol station workers to voluntarily report to their manager in case of cold or fever. (File photo used for representational purpose only)
The Punjab government has advised petrol station workers to voluntarily report to their manager in case of cold or fever. (File photo used for representational purpose only)

The Punjab government on Thursday asked petrol pump managers to maintain hygiene and sanitisation in filling stations and deploy only essential staffers to avoid crowding.

According to an advisory issued by the government, if any worker has fever, cold or difficulty in breathing, he should voluntarily report to his manager and seek immediate medical advice. 

"The workers shall be advised not to indulge in any handshakes or hugs to greet/see-off each other. Petrol pump owners are advised to install foot-operated hand-washing stations for staff/workers and visiting customers," the instructions read. 

(Also read: No face mask, no fuel at petrol pumps across India: All India Petroleum Dealers)

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The staffers have been advised to wear cloth mask. "The staff should be advised to mandatorily hand wash/sanitise in the manner prescribed before touching the refreshments during tea-break/lunch-break etc," an official spokesperson said. 

They have also been asked to avoid touching surfaces, equipment etc. at the filling stations.

"The worker should not smoke or chew tobacco-based products such as gutka, pan masala etc. In case of cough/sneeze, the staff/worker should use handkerchief," the spokesperson said.

First Published Date: 01 May 2020, 01:27 PM IST
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