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Old 29 October 2007, 16:33   #21
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Just found this which is a new one on me!!!

http://www.hertsdirect.org/infobase/...eexplosion.doc


Portable petrol containers

The Conditions of Petroleum Licence allows petrol to be dispensed into a single demountable petrol tank, not exceeding 27 litres, for use on a motor boat or similar vessel, or into a portable metal container not exceeding 23 litres or into portable (approved) plastic containers not exceeding 5 litres. Portable containers must be:

o suitable for the purpose of storing petrol;
o suitably labelled to identify the highly flammable nature of the contents;
o constructed and maintained so that they are reasonably secure against breakage and leakage (of petrol and vapour); and
o fitted with a secure closure, ie a screw cap
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Old 29 October 2007, 16:44   #22
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Some details of my previous post may be innacurate.

The legal position is here:

http://www.hse.gov.uk/lau/lacs/65-9.htm

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20 At filling stations, there is no specific legal restriction on the type or number of containers that can be filled (although Petroleum Licensing Authorities often use licensing conditions to limit the containers sizes). The legal limits are on how and where they are subsequently kept.

21 Carriage of petrol is not covered by petroleum legislation. However, petroleum licensing officers should advise filling station operators to ensure that only containers suitable for the purpose are filled.
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Old 29 October 2007, 17:27   #23
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It looks like different local authorities have different licence clauses - crazy or what?
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Old 29 October 2007, 18:51   #24
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This was my general supposition that.. gleaned from another thread on the same subject, there is no clear rule about what you may or may not do as regards container size or draw amount. A good old fashioned lack of info between the Nazis and common sense. As many have said before now.. choose a different station and chances are you will be fine Simon B.. heres hoping anyway.. cos if they start this minimum draw malarky for no real good reason it will give all of us a lot of hassle... *thinks* ask them if that approval has been granted, for the mobile phone mast disguised in their bill board outside the station yet anyway ?
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A lot of people have forgotten about those signs!!!
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