Above Ground Oil Storage Tanks (PPG2)

12. Security

Your oil storage areas should be secured to prevent theft and vandalism. Permanent taps or valves through which oil can be discharged to open areas should be locked when not in use. Display a notice telling users to keep valves, nozzles and trigger guns locked when they’re not in use. Pumps should also be protected from unauthorised use.

Valve taps or levers should be corrosion resistant, strong enough to be tamperproof when locked and marked to show whether they are open or closed. When not in use, they should be locked shut. If the tank is being decommissioned then any valve taps or levers should be fitted with a blanking cap or plug.

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