London Fire Brigade

London Fire Brigade advice on storing petrol

28 March 2012

With fuel stories still hitting the news headlines London Fire Brigade has the following advice to anyone thinking of storing petrol at home

  • Remember in and around the home it is against the law to store more than 20 litres (4 gallons) of petrol in two 10 litre (2 gallon) metal containers, and 10 litres (2 gallons) in two 5 litre (1 gallon) plastic containers

  • Make sure you store petrol  away from the house in either a shed or a garage, well away from people and anywhere where it might be close to a naked flame or other source of ignition.

  • Only use containers built specifically for the purpose of carrying petrol. Appropriate containers are available from car accessory stores.

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