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Storage of Petrol

Petrol is a dangerous substance which, when present, can dramatically increase the risk of fire because of this the storage of petrol should be kept to a minimum.

If you are considering storing petrol on your property make sure you adhere to the following legal requirements:

  • Do not fill a container more than the capacity printed on the label
  • Do not store petrol inside domestic premises
  • Store petrol in a place that is not part of or attached to a building used as a dwelling
  • Petrol must be stored in approved plastic or metal containers of the sort that can typically be purchased from filling stations
  • Members of the public can store up to 30 litres of petrol in two, appropriate 10 litre metal containers and two, appropriate 5 litre plastic container
  • If storing fuel, ensure it is in the right containers and in limited amounts
  • Petrol is not only highly flammable but is extremely corrosive and if is not stored in suitable containers it could wear away the container, causing leaks 
  • If storing petrol in commercial premises ensure you are complying with the Fire Safety Order
  • Look at the risks involved and we would advise reviewing risk assessments if you are going to change the amounts of petrol you have stored
  • Ensure stocks of petrol are secure. Petrol is expensive and could be at risk of being stolen / used in arson attacks
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