Forecourt Safety Training

Why do your forecourt staff need to be trained?

  • The Management of Health & Safety Regulations require it
  • Petroleum licenses specify it
  • Without accidents, your site will be more profitable
  • Your staff and customers need to be safe
  • The environment needs to be protected

What training do they require?

Different staff need different levels of training. By law, all staff must be trained for the work that they are called on to do, including safety training. Those staff that have particular responsibilities need to be trained in those areas for which they are responsible.

Our 'Forecourt Health & Safety' course is appropriate to all petrol station staff including supervisory staff. It covers all the fuel safety matters that forecourt attendants need to know.

Those staff receiving fuel deliveries would need our training in 'Health & Safety for Fuel Deliveries' as well as 'Forecourt Health & Safety'.

For staff with supervisory responsibilities, we offer a 'Managing Forecourt Health & Safety' course. This course includes various organizational and managerial safety responsibilities.

We offer all of these courses as on-site or off-site training. This can be either for initial training or for refresher courses. All on site courses are tailored to the specific needs and problems of your site.

Assessments are included in the courses, and certificates awarded to all who demonstrate an acceptable level of health & safety awareness at their particular level. These certificates will help to demonstrate to a petroleum officer that your staff are able to operate the site safely, and that you take safety seriously.

Forecourt Health & Safety

This course covers

  • Legal requirements
  • Properties of fuels
  • How to spot and handle hazards
  • What to do in an emergency
  • Emergency equipment

This covers all the basic health & safety aspects relating to the forecourt that your kiosk staff will need. It will enable them to know what to check for before authorizing a pump, and how to handle potentially disastrous situations safely. It will prepare them to act effectively in an emergency situation, where a fast and safe response is crucial. The course lasts one day.

Health & Safety for Fuel Deliveries

The Health & Safety for Fuel Deliveries course includes

  • Legal requirements for fuel deliveries
  • Documentation required
  • Safety Equipment for discharging
  • Procedures for safe fuel deliveries
  • How to check for and resolve problems with a delivery

When taken together with the Forecourt Health & Safety course, this covers all that those needing to be qualified as 'competent persons for receiving fuel' require, from preparing for the tanker's arrival to returning the site to normal. The course lasts about half a day.

Managing Forecourt Health & Safety

The 'Managing Forecourt Health & Safety' course includes

  • Organisational matters such as records that need to be kept
  • What equipment maintenance is required
  • Testing of tanks, pipelines and electrical systems
  • Wetstock records and how to use them
  • Safety requirements for the forecourt
  • Taking charge of emergencies
  • What needs to be reported to the Petroleum Officer

This covers management health and safety matters relating to the forecourt, to help your managers and supervisors to run a safe and legal operation. The course lasts about half a day.

Benefits of using our forecourt staff training program

These courses are:

  • Tailored to your site
  • Flexible
  • Practical
  • Comprehensive
  • Interactive

Instruction is by a qualified instructor, who has:

  • Extensive experience of service station safety
  • Broad knowledge of operational procedures
  • Practical experience of maintenance procedures for all aspects of the forecourt

Students are assessed and, if successful, awarded certificates of competence