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Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Year: 2017 | Volume: 12 | Issue: 9 | Page No.: 2352-2360
DOI: 10.3923/jeasci.2017.2352.2360  
Understanding Perception of Fire Risk from Petrol Station’s Workers
Mohd Shamsuri Khalid , Ahmad Rahman Songip , Nooh Abu Bakar , Mukhlis Chua and Mohtar Musri
Abstract: This research is about the perception of fire risk and its function of petrol station. Fewer researched in understanding perception of risk in petrol fuel station among its workers. Any prolong of the issues might cause catastrophic in case of leakage, pollution and fire to gas explosion engulf with it. Therefore, a need of qualitative research to carry out to justify the perception of risk not just to the workers but also to give a general information of risk precautions to the people living vicinity of the petrol fuel station. However, Petrol Fuel Station (PFS) category as a hazardous workplace. All flammable substances such as petrol, diesel and CNG are stored either underground or above ground. It is a place where various mode of transportation fuelling and refuelling at every hours. Due to the existing of the flammable substance at PFS pose a potential hazard to the staff, public, property and environment. A simple mismanagement could cause catastrotophic. The issue of risk in petrol station always regards as important since the workplace has been category as non major hazard installation. Nevertheless, the consequences of disaster are very huge. Therefore, it is very crucial to investigate in conducting and questioning of the perception of risk towards petrol fuel station. The qualitative approach will consists of reviewing design drawings (documents), semi structure interview, observation at the premise and analysis to determine and acknowledge the perception of risk among the workers. The research results shows that there is indeed a needs to understand the perception of risk characteristic in order to improve a good practice of especially petrol fuel station in Malaysia. The findings are very precious in better understanding of risk, mitigation plan and formulate a new proposal to the government especially the authority regards to petrol fuel station. The further research should also focus on the risk emulate with the petrol station in future.
How to cite this article:
Mohd Shamsuri Khalid, Ahmad Rahman Songip, Nooh Abu Bakar, Mukhlis Chua and Mohtar Musri, 2017. Understanding Perception of Fire Risk from Petrol Station’s Workers. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 12: 2352-2360.
DOI: 10.3923/jeasci.2017.2352.2360