Online Resources

Online Resources

Below you’ll find links to online resources relevant to the products we supply – including Diesel Tanks, Heating Oil Tanks, Waste Oil Tanks and Water Tanks.

Building Regulations and Standards

Across the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, Building Regulations and Standards exist, defining minimum installation requirements for fuel oil storage tanks. Building Regulations and Standards are accompanied by guidance documents, handbooks and booklets which detail methods of compliance consistent with the regulations. These are prepared on a regional basis in the UK and on a national basis in the Republic of Ireland.

England & Wales: Approved Document J Combustion Appliances and Fuel Storage Systems

Ireland: Technical Guidance Document J Heat Producing Appliances

Northern Ireland: Technical Booklet L Combustion Appliances and Fuel Storage Systems

Scotland: Technical Handbook – Domestic

Scotland: Technical Handbook – Non-Domestic

Trade Associations

The Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) is a trade association for the downstream oil industry in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Its membership includes those businesses who supply the bulk of Heating Oil delivered in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. Additionally, leading fuel suppliers in the Republic of Ireland are also FPS members.

Federation of Petroleum Suppliers

The Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC) primarily represents oil equipment manufacturers and installers. It also operates a Competent Person Scheme for Oil Heating Technicians in England and Wales and a Technician Registration Scheme in the Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland. 

Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC)

HM Government Guidance

Her Majesty's Government publishes online guidance on general principles for the storage of fuel oil at domestic and commercial premises via the GOV.uk website.

Storing Oil at Your Home or Business

Storing Oil at Your Home

Storing Oil at Your Business

Manufacturers

Links to manufacturers of AdBlue Tanks, Diesel Tanks, Heating Oil Tanks, Waste Oil Tanks, Water Tanks and ancillary equipment:

Carbery Plastics Limited

Harlequin Manufacturing Limited

Dunraven Systems Limited

Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC) Equipment Directory

The Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC) operates the OFCERT Equipment Licensing Scheme. OFTEC’s Equipment Directory lists OFCERT licensed equipment produced by OFTEC members in the UK and Republic of Ireland. The directory which is updated regularly. It can additionally be used to cross-check and verify OFCERT license numbers and validate approvals.

OFTEC Equipment Directory: Polyethylene Oil Storage Tanks

OFTEC Equipment Directory: Steel Oil Storage Tanks

OFTEC Equipment Directory: Oil Line Equipment

OFTEC Equipment Directory: Oil Tank Accessories

Oilsave Federation of Petroleum Suppliers & OFTEC

Oilsave is an industry led online initiative, backed by the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers and OFTEC and which aims to promote best practice in the oil heating industry. The Tanksafe section on the Oilsave website provides guidance on how to store heating oil safely and responsibly.

Look After Your Tank

What to Consider if I Need a New Tank?

What’s in your garden?

UK Regulations

HM Government’s Legislation website details UK regulations, including those governing the storage of fuel oil at agricultural, domestic, commercial and industrial premises. Legislation is prepared and implemented on a regional basis, with variations between regional regulations within the UK.

The Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (England) Regulations 2001

The Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) Northern Ireland (Regulations) 2010

The Water Environment (Oil Storage) (Scotland) Regulations 2006

The Water Resources (Control of Pollution) (Oil Storage) (Wales) Regulations 2016

The Water Resources (Control of Pollution) (Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil) (England) Regulations 2010

The Control of Pollution (Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS)

WRAS exists to prevent the contamination of public water supplies through the promotion of compliance with water supply regulations in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and byelaws in Scotland. It additionally operates an approvals scheme for manufactured products intended for connection to the public water supply.

Water Regulations Advisory Scheme

Need for further advice or guidance?

If you require further guidance or advice, we recommend you contact your local, professional, independently accredited storage tank technician, such as an installer registered with The Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC). Click here to find your nearest OFTEC Registered Technician across the UK and in the Republic of Ireland. You can also seek guidance from your local environmental authority:

Department of the Environment, Agriculture & Rural Affairs Northern Ireland

Environmental Protection Agency of Ireland

Natural Resources Wales

Scottish Environment Protection Agency

The Environment Agency

For issues surrounding compliance with Building Regulations in the United Kingdom, contact your Local Authority Building Control office.

Local Authority Building Control (UK)

 You’re also very welcome to contact us. Our Customer Support Team is available 9am to 5pm weekdays by calling 01789 613 975 in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man and 01 5268 642 in the Republic of Ireland. You can also e-mail hello@fueltank.store.