Oil Storage Regulations

The Oil Storage Regulations require anyone in England who stores more than 200 litres of oil to provide secure containment facilities for tanks, drums and mobile bowsers to prevent oil escaping into the environment.

Ensure compliance to the Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (England) Regulations 2001

If these regulations apply to your organisation you will be aware that it is the responsibility of your company and the person concerned with environmenal protection to make sure that your oil storage facilities and control of storage comply with all relevant legislation.

The environment is protected by legislation and there are numerous standards and regulations enforced by government agencies to ensure these regulations are met. There are strict penalties for non-compliance.  For example, failure to comply with the Environment Agency’s regulations on oil storage is a criminal offence and may result in prosecution.  You could also be fined up to £5,000.

If you are concerned that your oil storage facilities are inadequate or that you are not meeting all regulations Darcy will provide advice and guidance to assist you.

Reduction in waste management costs

Darcy can also reduce your waste management costs.  By utilising intelligent systems you can significantly reduce the need for any unnecessary and sometimes costly visits by waste management companies. You can also ensure any spills are contained onsite thus saving clean up costs, management time, potential fines and damaging publicity.   Our range of bund water control units detect pH and hydrocarbon content within bunds and safely remove rainwater thus maintaining bund capacity.  Any contaminant detected from a tank failure will automatically trigger an alarm and initiate drain closure devices preventing contaminants leaving site.

React before its too late

For any company regulated by the Oil Storage Regulations Darcy would be happy to meet with you at a convenient time to ensure your sites are fully compliant with regulations and, where appropriate, discuss approaches and procedures for waste management cost reduction.
For further details on Oil Storage Regulations and how Darcy can assist your organisation to adhere to specific guidelines and regulations please contact us on 0800 0370 899.