Oil Storage: Quick Facts

Friday, October 8, 2021

A significant proportion of pollution incidents are oil-related, with many caused by leaks and spills from storage facilities, eg unbunded storage tanks.

Oil Storage: In-depth

Friday, October 8, 2021

Pollution of a watercourse, groundwater or the sea (controlled waters) by oil is a common type of water pollution incident dealt with by the environment agencies. Many such incidents are caused by leaks and spills from storage facilities, eg unbunded storage tanks.

How to Manage Oil Spills

Friday, October 8, 2021

Have in place an oil spill emergency plan and ensure all staff are aware of what to do should an oil spill happen.

Oil Storage Policy

Friday, October 8, 2021

This organisation recognises that pollution of a watercourse, groundwater or the sea by oil is a common type of water pollution incident dealt with by the environment agencies. Many of these incidents are caused by leaks and spills from storage facilities, eg unbunded storage tanks. As part of its commitment to sound environmental management, it is the policy of this organisation to store its oil securely so as to prevent oil spills and leaks into the environment.

Employer Factsheet: Oil Storage — Regulatory Requirements

Friday, October 8, 2021

The standards required by the Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (England) Regulations 2001, the Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010, the Water Resources (Control of Pollution) (Oil Storage) (Wales) Regulations 2016 and the Water Environment (Oil Storage) (Scotland) Regulations 2006 are as follows.

Employee Factsheet: Oil Storage

Friday, October 8, 2021

Oil is a highly polluting substance. It is highly toxic to aquatic organisms and creates an unsightly film on the surface of watercourses.

Oil Storage: Resources

Friday, October 8, 2021

These forms are available to download as Microsoft Word documents that can be saved and edited as required.