Top Oil’s Halloween Message: Stay safe this Halloween
21 October 2016, Dublin: In the run up to Halloween on October 31st and as children and adults prepare to enjoy an evening of Treats and Trickery, Halloween, in addition to its increasing popularity has a darker side as it remains the busiest night of the year for emergency services.
“Top Oil recognises that Halloween is a great time to celebrate but unfortunately every year we hear about the many tragic and preventable fire related incidents due to the mishandling of flammable products including home heating oil and petrol” commented Ruth Donohoe, Top Oil Health & Safety Manager.
Top Oil supplies numerous fuel products including Home Heating Oil, Petrol and Diesel. All Top Oil staff receives regular training regarding their personal responsibilities in relation to the storage and transfer of flammable products. In the lead up to Halloween when there can be anti-social behaviour, Top Oil is making a strong appeal to the general public to be responsible, safe and vigilant about where they keep petrol, white spirits, diesel and tyres, that may be tempting to use in bonfires.
Donohoe added “Top Oil is also recommending to all our Top Oil Service Stations to be particularly vigilant and to ensure that all staff are aware that individuals purchasing motor fuel are over 16 years of age, are using the correct container and to be particularly aware this week that those purchasing fuel may be doing so for reasons other than the legitimate use of the product and as and when they have any concerns they should contact their local Garda Station, immediately.”