Learning Outcome

This module enables the user to prevent and deal with spillages on the forecourt.

Target Audience

This course is suitable for learners who work within petrol forecourts.

Learning Objective

The user will:

  • Understand how spillages can occur and how the properties of fuels affect this
  • Recognise spillage prevention devices on the forecourt
  • Recognise leaks, minor and major spills
  • Understand what to do in the event of a spill
  • Understand how to prevent spills during deliveries

Course Outline

Consequences of Spillages
How Spills can Occur
Properties of Fuels
Spill Prevention
Minor and Major Spills
Dealing with Spills, Including During Deliveries


The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmosphere Regulations 2002
The Petroleum (Consolidation) Act 1928
The Groundwater Regulations 1998
The Public Health Act 1961

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