Code of safe practice for contractors and retailers managing contractors working on filling stations

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  • Published: July 2010
  • REF/ISBN: 9780852935804
  • Edition: 1st
  • Status: Current

This code of safe practice is essential reading for all companies or individuals who are contracted to carry out work on filling stations. It will assist contractors, sub-contractors and self-employed persons who are required to work on a filling station, to understand the inherent dangers and precautions necessary in such work, therefore enabling them to assess the risks involved to themselves, to their employees and to others who may be affected by this work, such as the site operator or retailer and their staff, other contractors, customers, the general public and property owners in the vicinity.

This code of safe practice provides specific guidance on:

  • Current UK legislation and regulations pertaining to work on filling stations (e.g. the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM), the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR), the Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR), etc);
  • Minimum organisational requirements for contractors carry out work on filling stations (including safety policies, records, training, etc);
  • Regular maintenance and servicing of the filling station plant and equipment;
  • Repair work to site, plant and equipment as requested by the operator, owner, or retailer of the filling station;
  • Modifications to the site, plant and equipment of a minor or major nature either directly managed by the contractor or indirectly under the control of another contractor or other body;
  • Model work control procedures, including requirements for certificates, documentation, method statements, and permits-to-work.
  • Hazardous area classification of common facilities encountered on filling stations

It replaces EI Code of safe practice for contractors working on filling stations (2nd edition) and EI Code of safe practice for retailers managing contractors working on petrol filling stations (1st edition).

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