Suresite has been the leading provider of DSEAR risk assessments in the retail petroleum industry since its foundation in 1994. We ensure that legislation, as well as best practices under the APEA ‘Blue Book’ (a recognised industry standard) are adhered to.
In relation to our site audits, we will visit your chosen sites on a six-monthly basis, auditing documentation and ensuring that your maintenance and service records are up to date. Correct maintenance documents, leak controls and electrical certification aid in creating a robust due diligence system – a cornerstone of health and safety standards on your site.
We assess the provision for safe fuel deliveries and the ability for staff to accept those deliveries competently. General housekeeping is also assessed, including lighting provision, floor condition and safety signage to ensure the safety of staff, contractors and customers whilst on site. Additional checks are also in place for the operation of unattended sites.
Our forecourt assessments and audits are delivered by health and safety professionals, all of whom have a wealth of experience in the petroleum retailing field.
It is a legal requirement to classify any hazardous areas on your site. Electrical equipment should not be installed or introduced onto your forecourt without a valid hazardous area classification being in place. A recognised way of classifying and highlighting such areas is via a hazardous area diagram.
You may already have such a diagram in place, however, if it was drawn several years ago or if there have been changes to your tank grades, it may no longer be valid. Should you experience a fire or explosion on your site, you may not be covered for insurance purposes without demonstrating correct classification and control of your forecourt.
Download a copy of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) which apply to forecourt safety here.
Contact us if you would like to arrange a site audit or if you have any concerns regarding the validity of your hazardous area diagram. Both these products will give you peace of mind that your operation is compliant, as well as highlighting potential areas for improvement.