• Above-ground fuel storage tanks should be positioned in sight of the homestead and other storage sheds. Tanks should be concealed from view from the road, or, alternatively, consider installing underground tanks.
• Consider installing security lighting that illuminates the tank(s) and surrounding
area at night, and enclose the site with a security fence/gate that can be locked.
• Your fuel tanks should be dipped daily and a flow meter installed to monitor the fuel usage.
• The dispensing system, including the pump outlets, nozzle, hose, and valves
should be locked when not in use.
• The control switch to electronically controlled pumps should be located in a secure building and the electricity turned off when not in use. Also consider installing an isolation switch in a hidden spot to immobilise the circuit.
• Mobile fuel tanks should only be filled when they are in use. Shield the hose and secure with a cable lock and case-hardened short hasp to reduce siphoning or vandalism opportunities.
• Fuel trailers should be parked away from the roadside when left unattended in a paddock during sowing or harvest. Trailer wheels should be clamped, and the body chained and padlocked to a large tree or other firmly anchored object.
• Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of fuel usage and purchases, including
quantities, delivery dates and times.
• Tanks, vehicles and machinery should be fitted with lockable fuel caps to deter
access or contamination.
• Post warning signs around fuel storage areas, and install appropriate fire
suppression equipment (such as fire extinguishers).
• Use a reputable fuel supplier and be present when deliveries are made.
• Suspected fuel thefts should be reported to police.