You will require a certificate from the council if you store petroleum to be used for any of the following purposes:
- In a retail petroleum filling station, for dispensing to the public for use in motor vehicles, ships or aircraft by way of sale
- In a non-retail petroleum filling station, for use in motor vehicles, ships, but not including any retail petroleum filling station
- For private use, at a place or site where no person is employed to work
The Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014
The Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014 (PCR) came into force on 1 October 2014 which replace all previous legislation on petroleum storage.
Further information is available from the Health and Safety Executive.
You can apply for a petroleum storage certificate by completing and returning the application form together with the fee as stated on the form.
The licensing service is available to contact by telephone or to visit in person to the licensing desk at Blackpool Council's Customer First Centre on Corporation Street between 10.00am and 4.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Wednesday 10.00am-13.00pm.