Guidance on inspection and testing of safety critical equipment on retail filling stations

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  • Published: March 2017
  • REF/ISBN: 9780852939932
  • Edition: 1st
  • Status: Current

Inspection and testing of SCE at retail filling stationsThis publication provides guidance on the appropriate inspection and testing of safety critical equipment at filling stations. It provides a consolidated reference guide for those involved with the storage and dispensing of vehicle fuels at either retail or commercial premises.

The guidance provides an indication of levels of inspection and testing needed to provide assurance that equipment and systems, required for the safe storage and handling of fuels, remain in a condition which meets the system design intent, legal requirements and manufacturers recommendations throughout their operating life.

The inspection and testing schedules cover:

  • Identification of the safety critical items and equipment.
  • The nature of examinations comprising of the:
    −type of faults that should be looked for;
    −typical frequency of inspections and who should do them, and
    −follow up actions that may be required.
  • The nature of records to be kept.

The guidance is complementary to both the Design, construction, modification, maintenance and decommissioning of filling stations (known as The Blue Book) and the Petrol filling stations: Guidance on managing the risks of fire and explosion (The Red Guide).

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