3 Day Petrol Filling Stations – Combined Construction, Audit and Inspection Course Solihull

£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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At a glance


Monday, 20 June 2022


3 Days

Key Contact:

Jane Mardell




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.



Solihull, venue TBC


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 night 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

09.50 Properties and Hazards of Petrol

10.15 Site Pre-Planning – Environmental and Safety

10.30 Refreshment Break

10.45 Hazardous Area Classifications on Forecourts and equipment selection

Underground Tanks – Problems and Solutions Tank Equipment

12.00 Containment Systems – Pipes

12.45 LUNCH

13.45 Drainage

14.15 Dispensers – selection and choosing pumping systems

15.00 Refreshments

1515 Vapour Recovery

16.00 Test Paper 1

16.30 Close of Day

Day 2

09.00 Leak Detection Classes

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 Road Tanker Deliveries

14.15 Future of fuel

14.30 Refreshment Break

14.45 Test Paper 3

15.30 Presentation of Course Certificate’s and Departure