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Petroleum storage certificates

We are the petroleum enforcing authority for Fife and responsible for ensuring those who keep, transport, dispense and sell petrol do not cause risk to the public or environment.

The Petroleum Consolidation Regulations are in force as of 1st October 2014 and for more information, visit hse.gov.uk.

All licences that are in place on 1 October 2014 on existing sites are still valid and remain valid until they reach their expiry date.

New certificates will be issued as licences expire over the next three years. Certificates are issued in the name of the premises where the petrol is stored and dispensed. There is no longer a reference to a person or business being designated as the licensee.

New certificates do not have an expiry date and remain in force until either a major change takes place or the site no longer trades for more than 12 months.

The keeper of the fuel on the premises for which a certificate exists must pay an annual fee which is calculated to the maximum quantity of petrol stored at the site. The keeper can choose to pay for up to 10 years.

If you require any further information, please contact us.

Further information on storing petrol safely is available from HSE including guidance for operators & employees of petrol stations.

 

Storing petrol at home, or at a club/association or similar premises

You can store up to 30 litres of petrol at home or at non-workplace premises without informing Fife Council as your local petroleum enforcement authority.

For these purposes 'premises' are as defined in the Health and Safety at Work Act, etc. 1974 and includes, for example, motor vehicles, boats and aircraft.

If you wish to store more than 30 litres of petrol and up to a maximum of 275 litres of petrol at your home or premises, you should notify your local petroleum enforcement authority. Please notify us online.

If you require any further information, please contact us.

Further information on storing petrol safely at home is available from HSE

 

Trading Standards
Tel: 01592 583141 Fax: 01592 583318 Contact Trading Standards online
By Post: Kingdom House Kingdom Avenue Glenrothes Fife KY7 5LY

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