Spillages on the forecourt are as common as dangerous. Learn how to prevent and deal with them.


It is likely that at some stage, a fuel leak or spillage will take place at a petrol filling station. It is essential that all the employees working on the forecourt know what the consequences are in the event of spillages and how to tackle the problem to avoid dangerous situations.

A spill can cause all sorts of problems for a business owner and for the employees. Not only spillages have a significantly negative impact on the environment, they also bring charges and legal consequences – an oil spill can cost a typical business up to £30,000 in fines, clean up charges and production losses. Not only that, a spillage of fuel is a fire risk and can cause a large fire or explosion.

All forecourt staff must be trained on how to prevent spillages and what to do in case they occur. We designed the Spillages eLearning Module to instruct employees working on the forecourt on the different types of spills, the correct procedures to control spillages and how to act in case of a spill.

This eLearning module enables the user to prevent and deal with spillages on the forecourt. This course is suitable for learners who work within petrol forecourts. It is a fully online interactive course and assessment, accessible on any device, 24/7, with no time limits.  A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the eLearning module.

Spillages eLearning module

Learning Outcome

At the end of the Spillages eLearning module 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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