3 Day Petrol Filling Stations – Combined Construction, Audit and Inspection Course Solihull 10th – 12th June 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, 10 June 2024


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.



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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.