BP has relaxed petrol station forecourt rules on wearing motorcycle helmets
BP relaxes motorcycle helmet rules at petrol stations
19 November 2007 10:51
BP has announced it has relaxed rules for motorcyclists using petrol stations owned and operated by the firm, meaning you should now be able to fill your motorcycle with petrol without removing your crash helmet.
The company has also suggested the petrol stations it doesn't directly own should also relax the motorcycle helmet rule.
Gary Worrow, BP's Retail UK health, saftey and security adviser said,
"The safety and security of our staff and customers is always our top priority. We have taken on board feedback from our customers and hope this will address their needs. We would prefer motorcyclists to remove their helmets before they enter the forecourt shop, but we appreciate this is an inconvenience and difficult to enforce and we do not wish to create any potential conflict for our staff and customers"
Signs asking customers to remove any headgear will remain in place as "These are seen as a request rather than instruction."
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