3 Day Petrol Filling Stations – Combined Construction, Audit and Inspection Course Stansted Airport 2nd to 4th September 2024

£910.00£1,120.00 - Non Member Prices
£810.00£1,020.00 - Member price

This course has been designed as a refresher course for those returning to Petroleum Inspection or for those seeking a “Fast Track” initial basic training as a petroleum inspector.

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Monday, 02 September 2024


3 Days

Key Contact:

Jane Mardell


Stansted Airport


This course has been designed as a refresher course for those returning to Petroleum Inspection or for those seeking a “Fast Track” initial basic training as a petroleum inspector. The course covers the fundamental sections of the “Blue Book” as well as the principles of Audit and Inspection of a petrol filling station. This course also includes an update on Petroleum Legislation that contains details on the new UK Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014.



Novotel Hotel
Round Coppice Road
London Stansted Airport
CM24 1SF
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Who Should Attend

  • Petroleum Officers
  • Environmental Health Officers
  • Environmental Agency Officers
  • Trading Standards Officers
  • Fire Authorities
  • Consultants
  • Project Managers
  • Health & Safety Managers/Advisors
  • Company Auditors


Subjects Covered

  • Legislation
  • Properties and Hazards of Petrol
  • Site Planning Considerations
  • Hazardous Area Classifications on Forecourts and Equipment Selection
  • Underground Tanks- Problems and Solution, Tank Types and Tank Accessories
  • Containment Systems – Pipes
  • Drainage Systems
  • Dispensers – Selection and Choosing Pumping Systems
  • Vapour Recovery
  • Leak Detection
  • Canopies and Buildings
  • Inspection and Checking of Electrical Equipment
  • Maintenance Testing, Repairs and Modification
  • Decommissioning of the Service Station
  • Why do we Inspect? Accidents, Fires, Leaks and Explosions
  • Risk Assessment and Desk Top Exercise
  • Visit a Petrol Filling Station – Simulated Audit and Inspection
  • Discussion and Enforcement Options
  • Dealing with Plan Submissions
  • Report Writing and Legal Notices
  • This course attracts 18 hours of continued professional development and applies a practical approach to enforcement supported by numerous handout materials.



  • Dinner, bed and breakfast is included on the first and second nights of the course if you are booking with the accommodation included.
  • Price includes all refreshments, lunch, course handout notes and presentation certificate.
  • Each delegate will receive a continued development certificate (CPD) for 18 hours.
  • Bespoke courses available.
  • You should bring a copy of the 4th Edition APEA/Energy Institute Guidance on the Design, Construction, Modification, Maintenance and Decommissioning of Filling Stations. You can purchase it from the APEA website, please click here

On the day

Day 1

09.00 Welcome, introductions and objectives
09.15 Legislation
09.30 History of Filling Stations
10:00 Properties and Hazards of Petrol
10.15 Site Pre-Planning – Environmental and Safety
10.45 Refreshment Break
11.00 Hazardous Area Classifications on Forecourts and equipment selection
11:30 Underground Tanks – Problems and Solutions and Tank Equipment
12.00 Containment Systems – Pipes
12.45 LUNCH
13.45 Leak prevention and Leak Detection
14.15 Drainage
15.00 Refreshments
1515 Dispensers – selection and choosing pumping systems
16:00 Operational options for filling stations
16.30 Test Paper 1
17:00 Close of Day

Day 2

09.00 Vapour Recovery
09.30 Canopies & Buildings
10.00 Inspection and checking of Electrical Equipment
10.30 Maintenance, testing, repairs and modifications
11.00 Refreshment Break
11.15 Decommissioning of the Service Station
12.00 Why We Inspect-Accidents Fires Leaks and Explosions
12.45 LUNCH
13.45 Preparing for the inspection, admin records, notices etc
14.30 Risk Assessment-1 HS (G) 146 (DVD-Measure of Control)
15.00 Refreshment Break
15.15 Risk Assessment-2 Table-Top Exercise
16.00 Test Paper 2
16.30 Close of day

Day 3

09.00 Inspection visit to a Petrol Filling Stations and risk assessment
12.15 Return for Refreshment Break
12.30 Discussion of what we found
12.45 LUNCH
13.45 The Red Guide
14:15 Road Tanker Deliveries
14.45 Future of fuel
15:15 Refreshment Break
15:30 Test Paper 3
16:15 Presentation of Course Certificate’s and Departure

*The Test paper covers any of the subjects that have been covered during that day’s training, delegates may use their notes and the “Blue Book” in this exercise.