Storing Petrol Cans


The area where the petrol is store should be well ventilated and away from sources of ignition such as power sockets.

Author: Roxanne Bradley
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If you store cans of petrol on your premises then please be alert as to the possible dangers and ensure steps are taken to reduce these risks.

  • Only retain the minimum quantity of petrol you require. Keep it stored in a UN-approved container marked with the words “Petrol” and “Highly Flammable” there must also be a warning label which reads “No naked flames” and “No smoking”
  • Ideally these should be kept in a secure outbuilding in a metal container with a lid. A bespoke flammable liquids cupboard could be purchased, and is essential to have if you have no choice but to store in the workplace
  • The area where the petrol is store should be well ventilated and away from sources of ignition such as power sockets. Alternative is to purchase a heavy flamvault which can be placed outsite

Roxanne Bradley

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