Protection of the environment and property is vital, although oil is an intrinsically safe fuel. OilStorage Tank Inspections allows us to assess the environmental and fire risks associated with Domestic and Non-Domestic Fuel Storage Facilities. It should be used prior to any installation work commencing or to identify and record risks regarding existing installations.
For domestic dwellings with a capacity not greater than 3,500 litres British Standard BS5410 part1 applies and non-domestic premises British Standard BS5410 part 2applies to oil tank installations. Every installation will have special features, and they must be assessed on each occasion as to their likely effect on both the risk of spillage and risk of spread of fire to the contained fuel.
As a trusted provider of heating oil tank installation and maintenance, Forecourt Installation Services is registered with the Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC), and every single one of our engineers is trained to OFTEC 10-600A for our oil tank installations. OFTEC accreditation is an important qualification to check for if you’re buying a heating oil system or changing your current tank, or even if you’ve moved to a property and inherited a system.
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A registered OFTEC engineer will aid you in selecting the type of tank that you need and more importantly, will help you to determine where the oil tank needs to be placed for it to be within UK safety regulations. These regulations help to mitigate environmental and fire risks - OFTEC certified technicians will ensure that your tank meets them, as well as ensuring that its placement complies with building regulations.
Safe service doesn’t end with installation though, as you should have your tank inspected each year by an OFTEC certified technician to make sure that the system is in good working order. Getting the tank checked regularly will mean that any potential problems are spotted early on, which could save a considerable amount of money and effort in the future. It is particularly important to arrange an inspection if you’ve recently moved to a property with a heating oil tank. You don’t want to end up paying the price for the previous owner’s poor choice of tank, or their neglect of proper inspections.