Brian James Humm

DOB: 28th November 1961

84 Dunblane Road

Email: b.humm|

Tel: 07507 478533


BTEC Certificate in Petroleum Regulations

  • London Fire Brigade: Training for Trainers
  • Institute of Management Services Certificate
  • Institute of Management Services Diploma Part1
  • Technical Education Council Certificate in Mechanical and Production Engineering
  • Member of the British Standards Institute
  • Member of the Energy Institute
  • National Council Member of the Association of Petroleum and Explosives Administration
  • Member of the European standards committee for underground storage tanks
  • Member of the European standards committee for Liquefied petroleum gas storage

Employment History:

  • 1977-1982: United Glass Containers Limited: Furnace technician
  • 1982-2016: London Fire Brigade Petroleum Department
  • Present: Director/Consultant at Petropolis Limited

London Fire Brigade

A former petroleum inspector employed by the London Fire Brigade, I had been in this employment for 34 years, starting as a trainee inspector in 1982 and being appointed in 1983, promotion to Deputy Head and then Head of Petroleum in 2015.

I retired from the London Fire Brigade in December 2016.

My duty was to oversee the enforcement of the Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014 (PCR) and the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

I was also responsible for overseeing 9 Primary Authority Partnerships (PAPS) which have legal status under the Regulatory and Enforcement Sanctions Act 2008, this is for the London Fire Authority to give regulatory advice to other enforcing authorities with regards to the PCR and DSEAR with regards to the partners and their business. I regularly attended the Primary Authority working group at the Regulatory Delivery Department in Westminster.

Consultant with Petropolis Limited

Following my retirement from the London Fire Brigade I have started to carry out some consultancy on compliance within the petroleum industry, specialising in both Fire and explosives issues and environmental protection.

I have recently signed an exclusive contract with BP Oil UK Limited for the following services:

Production of DSEAR, Fire and Environmental risk assessments for all Company owned petrol filling stations

Consulting re the implementation of a new type of road tanker delivery which includes the legal aspect and liaison with the UK Health and Safety Executive

Liaison with Fire Service Scotland in respect of Fire Safety risk assessments

Review of staff training material with respect to fuel and fire safety.

Committee work during career

I sit/have sat and participate(d) upon various committees and groups as follows:

  • Petroleum Enforcement Liaison Group (PELG)

A committee endorsed by the UK Health and safety Executive (HSE) to produce guidance as to the law and safe keeping of petroleum spirit

  • Chief Fire Officers Petroleum and Explosives group

A committee that is made up of the fire authorities within the UK that enforce petroleum Law

  • Installation of Hydrogen on petrol filling stations: working group

I was part of the working group that has produced the soon to be published guidance on co-locating Hydrogen upon a petrol filling station where none had previously existed in the world

  • Developing Petrol filling stations beneath residential accommodation

I was part of the working group that has developed the published guidance on developing petrol filling stations beneath residential accommodation as I have extensive experience in this field of expertise with regards to the fire safety measures involved. I have given presentations on this subject to representatives of the Japanese energy institute and members of both the Thailand and Brazilian Governments

  • Revision group for the Blue Book

I am one of the lead subject matter experts responsible for revising the industry code of practice that is produced jointly by the Energy institute and the Association of Petroleum and Explosives Administration (APEA) the book is the Design, construction, modification maintenance and decommissioning of petrol filling stations. And is commonly known as the Blue Book, this publication has been accepted by the Health and Safety Executive as a code of practice. I have currently the remit to rewrite the chapters on Risk Assessment and construction site safety.

  • European standards committees

I have sat and still sit on European standards committees and BSI committees for Underground Storage tanks (TC265) and LPG Vessels. Extensive research into en13160

standard and considered a subject matter expert on tank lining systems, I am a member of the British Standards Institute and the Energy Institute

  • Association of Petroleum and Explosives Administration (APEA) National Council Member

I am a former Chairman of the APEA, I was also previously the Chairman of the APEA training committee, I am a member of the APEA Technical committee and the Editor of the

quarterly APEA bulletin journal, I am also an APEA trainer that regularly delivers training courses on Construction, Audit and Inspection of Petrol filling stations, also a one day course on the Dangerous substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 and the Risk Assessment process.

  • Lecturing

I am qualified and I have extensive experience of giving lectures and speeches at large events worldwide, topics have included the large fuel fire at Buncefield Terminal in Hertfordshire and fuel safety related matters , I am ranked in the top five in the Marcus Evans requested speakers worldwide.

  • Expert Witness

I have been used as an expert witness for several court cases involving contamination from leaking underground storage tanks, fire safety issues involving petrol storage and I am

currently being utilised by a County Council in a court case involving Fraud involving engineering works carried out at a petrol filling station.

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