Revised ‘petrol filling station blueprint’ published

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The highly awaited fourth edition of Design, construction, modification, maintenance and decommissioning of petrol filling stations, known in the industry as the Blue Book, has been published by the EI and its partners.

Jointly published with the Association for Petroleum and Explosives Administration (APEA), over 20 organisations were involved in the revision, including the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Environment Agency.

The information presented is based on experience from the UK, where there are around 8,400 petrol filling stations in operation, but the general principles are applicable in most regions of the world. The Blue Book covers civil, mechanical, hydraulic and electrical installation issues for the planning, design, construction, commissioning, modification, maintenance and decommissioning of filling stations. It focuses on recommendations for good practice in safety and environmental protection.

The Blue Book was launched at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, Cambridgeshire in May.

EI members receive a 50% discount when purchasing the publication.

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