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Service Station Contractor Safety


When we all work together to improve safety, everybody works safe.

API has a way for operators to make sure their workers and contractors have been trained to industry safety standards. Workers and contractors who participate may gain a competitive edge.

It’s called API WorkSafe™. The first program offered by API WorkSafe
is a service station contractor safety qualification program that identifies contractor personnel who have passed a standardized examination covering the latest service station industry safety practices.

Click here to access the API WorkSafe Website now!


API WorkSafe is a great way for operators and service station owners to identify those individuals who have awareness of key safety issues and procedures.

The great majority of contractors in the service station industry work for more than one customer, but each customer may have different safety requirements. Service providers often find it cumbersome and expensive to track such variations and then execute the correct procedures on site.


A voluntary program, API WorkSafe was developed to address industry concerns that such variations can actually hinder their goal of an accident-free work environment.

For each program, the secure online program includes a body of knowledge, training modules, and a qualification exam. Applicants who pass the exam will receive a Safety Key wallet card with a unique personal identification code. Operators and station owners can then verify the code online here.

API WorkSafe is extremely affordable as well.

Contractors and employees can select from three different items available on the site: a PDF of the handbook or recommended practice, the online Training Module, or the online Qualification Exam.  Items can be purchased individually or in any combination - usually for less than $25.

Service Station Contractor Safety Program

The 14 Training Modules available are:
  • Introduction
  • General Knowledge
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Tool Selection: Hand, Pneumatic, Power
  • Driving Safety
  • Hazardous Communications
  • Working at Heights
  • Barricading
  • Excavation
  • Rigging, Hoisting, Lifting
  • Confined Spaces
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Hot Work
  • Underground Storage Tanks
Questions? If you are interested in learning more about API WorkSafe and the Service Station Contractor Safety Qualification program, please email APIWorksafe@api.org.