Unloading petrol from road tankers

Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002. Approved Code of Practice

Date of publication:
978 0 7176 6634 8
Series code:
L133 (2nd Edition)

Who this guidance is for

This Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and guidance is for those people who are involved in the delivery and unloading of petrol at filling stations, including petrol station site operators, road tanker operators, road tanker drivers and the authorities who have responsibility for enforcement of DSEAR at petrol filling stations.

Brief overview of content

This edition brings the document up to date with regulatory and other changes. The guidance has been simplified to clarify what is already required in law by the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) in relation to petrol unloading operations.

Key messages

  • The importance of the risk assessment
  • Roles and responsibilities of the various parties involved in petrol delivery

Changes since the last edition

  • New ACOP text to ensure employers have in place, and maintain, systems to contact the emergency services
  • Removal of specific guidance on working at height as this is not a requirement of DSEAR

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Updated: 2024-01-03