To reduce the risk of fire and personal injury it is necessary to observe the following precautions:
Perform this repair only in a properly equipped service facility.
Position the vehicle in a clear, level, well ventilated work area.
Perform work in a no-smoking area, or post no-smoking signs in the area selected
Have readily availabel a fully-functional Class B fire extinguisher of adequate size (5-pound CO-2 minimum)
Disconnect eh ground cable from the vehicles battery before performing any operation involving gasoline, gasoline tanks, or gasoline lines.
Allow the vehicle to cool before performing any operation which could possibly expose gasoline or gasoline vaport to hot parts such as catalytic converters, hot light bulbe, or similar components
Avoid using extention cords or lights which might overheat or cause sparks
Avoid inhaling gasoline fumes and prolonged skin contact with gasoline. Promptly wash any body areas which have been in contact with gasoline.
Wear approved safety glasses while performing any repairs.
When raising the vehicle to perfom under-vehicle services, use proper hoisting or jacking equipment along with approved safety supports.
When removing the gasoline from a fuel tank use an OSHA approved pump which is specifically designed for handling gasoline. DO NOT USE any other type of pump. Gasoline removed from a fuel tank must be stored in approved gasoline containers.
It is impossible to anticipate all possible risks and conditions under which repairs may be made to a fuel system. Therefore, in addition to the safety concerns listed, you are urged to carefully evaluate the hazards involved in such a service procedure and take whatever further precautions that may be necessary.