Petrol Retail

SPA Petrol Retail – Forecourt Contractors

Course Aim

  • To build on the basic Health and Safety information of the Core Day programme by concentrating on risks specifically found with working on a Petrol Filling Station.
  • To allow delegates to recognise hazards, utilise control measures and safe working practices and maintain a safe working environment.

Learning Outcomes

On course completion delegates will:

  • Demonstrate their understanding of the subjects by successfully completing each module assessment paper
  • Appreciate how they personally can influence good standards within Health and Safety and the Environment
  • Understand the value of risk assessment and have the knowledge to recognise when changes to a generic assessment is required
  • Understand the common hazards associated with working in this sector


Hazards on a Petrol Filling Station

Module Content

  • Types of hazards
  • Fuel hazards
  • Fuel properties
  • Restricted areas on a petrol forecourt
  • Hazardous areas
  • Zone classification
  • Delivery hazards
  • Vapour recovery
  • Customer hazards
  • Other hazards
  • Contractor hazards


Controlling Work on a Forecourt

Module Content

  • Communication
  • Documentation
  • Safety method statements
  • Clearance certificates
  • Permits to work
  • Task classification

UPDATE (E10 Checklist):

The E10 checklist is now live on the EI website and can be found at:

E10 Checklist (Click)

This course is not eligible for virtual delivery and is classroom based. You will require a Petrol Safety Passport if you work on, in or around a petrol forecourt, transport fuel or come into contact with dangerous oils or mis-fuelling in your job. Each individual contractor must hold the passport to be eligible to work.

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