PELG Petrol filling stations - Guidance on managing the risks of fire and explosion (The Red Guide)

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  • Published: January 2024
  • REF/ISBN: 978 1 78725 404 6
  • Edition: 1st
  • Status: Current

Petrol filling stations: Guidance on managing the risks of fire and explosion (the Red Guide) has been jointly developed by industry, regulators and petroleum enforcement authorities through the Petroleum Enforcement and Liaison Group (PELG).

The purpose of the Red Guide is to assist site operators (employers) in complying with their obligations under the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) and to take appropriate measures to control the risks of fire and explosion arising from the storage and dispensing of petrol.

The Red Guide is also of value to Petroleum Enforcement Authority (PEA) Inspectors to assist them in understanding the requirements placed on employers, and to ensure a consistent and proportionate approach to enforcement.

The Red Guide covers:

  1. the most common fire and explosion hazards associated with the unloading of road tankers, the storage and dispensing of petrol, the commissioning of new and redeveloped filling stations and taking of storage tanks and equipment out of use (decommissioning), and how to assess, identify and deal with the risks that these activities present, and provides information, advice and examples of good practice on how to manage and control the risks of fires and explosions occurring.

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