The Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014, which govern the safe storage of petrol, came into force on 1st October.
Petrol is a dangerous substance and with it comes the risk of fire and explosion. The regulations combine, update and replace all previous legislation on petrol storage.
The new laws apply to:
- Workplaces that store petrol and where it is dispensed
- Non-workplace premises storing petrol such as private homes, clubs or associations
This applies to the following groups:
- Owners and employees of petrol filling stations
- Those who store petrol at places such as private homes, clubs or associations
- Individuals who design, manufacture or supply portable petrol storage containers
- Workplaces which store but do not dispense petrol
The Petroleum Enforcement Authorities are responsible for enforcing the Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014.