Bordering trained to handle fuel safely in Rio Negro

18 the December the 2019 - Training in partnership with the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) and Petrobras took notions of security to prevent accidents during the sale and transport of combustible and flammable


Browse Amazon rivers is part of the daily routine around 1.135 residents of riverside communities living in Sustainable Development Reserve (Reserve) Rio Negro, in Amazonas. Small boats gasoline-powered and diesel are the primary means of locomotion these populations, that, sometimes, at risk due to lack of security in transport.

Prevent accidents and ensure that handling, storage and transportation of the fuels is done safely was the main objective of the course "Norm 20 (NO 20) – Safety and Health at Work with Flammable and Combustible ", promovido pela Fundação Amazonas Sustentável (FAS) together with Petrobras.

training, who attended 30 residents 15 communities RDS Rio Negro, It occurred in Tumbira community, in rural municipality of Iranduba, a 70 kilometers from Manaus.

Among the concepts covered in the training were the management of health and safety at work to prevent accidents in extraction activities, production, storage, transfer, handling and handling of flammable and combustible liquids.

"In the first stage of the project we made a diagnosis in existing areas where they make the sale of fuel. In these areas we photographed the site so that they could identify what was wrong and make the correction of existing problems ", Are your parents Mendes, Instructor Course.

In addition to teaching how to store, buy and transport the fuel properly, care to health was also punctuated the course. Most riparian has the custom of wearing hose to transfer gasoline from one container, sucking directly with the mouth, a practice that is extremely harmful to health.

Now, with suitable materials, they began to use automatic pumps for the transfer of liquids. "I decided to participate in this course to learn how to store gasoline. But I did not realize the risk he was running in my house. Now, I want to share what I learned with others "said Dutra Valquizia, small gasoline merchant community N. S. of Perpetual Help.


As part of the project strategy, students also learned good business management practices. "It's an educational training in which students learn cash flow, technologies associated with business, how to manage and have a better profit on the sale of fuel ", Silva says Elizeu, assistant FAS Entrepreneurship.

With an investment of R $ 516 a thousand, the course with duration of one year to be completed in March 2020 with the distribution among participants kits for supply and signaling fuels. "For me this course has improved a lot because we will be able to expand more, better prepare to sell and safer ", says Sebastian de Freitas, XV of the community in September and selling fuel in there region 15 years.

On the FAS

The Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) It is a Brazilian non-profit organization with no party political ties whose mission is to make the forest worth more standing than cut, promoting sustainable development actions and quality improvement of life of people living in the forest. When all, near 40 thousand people are benefited by FAS shares 581 communities and 16 Conservation Units, in cooperation with the Secretary of State for the Environment (Sema) and support from the Amazon / BNDES Fund, Samsung, Bradesco and Coca-Cola Brazil.