Control Fuel Losses, minimize the risk of environmental liability: New Guidance Document
The HSA has recently published new guidelines on how to control fuel losses on petrol filling stations, called “An Operators Guide for Wetstock Reconciliation at Fuel Storage Facilities“, which is free to download at Petrol Stations – Health and Safety Authority.
- The guide is designed to assist petrol station operators to prevent and detect fuel leaks on their sites, thereby saving on costs due to fuel losses, and preventing pollution.
- The control of wetstock on site also helps operators to comply with a range of legal duties including prevention of pollution, accurate stock reconciliation for Mineral Oil licencing, as well as reducing the risk of fire & explosion due to petrol leaks.
This guide can be applied to all fuel types as it gives practical guidance on how to develop and maintain a manual system for leak detection at filling stations, using simple measurements and stock calculations, which can be input into a blank worksheet provided.
- All petrol station operators are required to carry out a risk assessment for their site and ensure that adequate controls are in place to detect and prevent fuel leaks.
- Guidance on how to carry out such a risk assessment is provided as well as lots of practical tips for managing effective wetstock control.