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Fuel stored at homemust only be stored in metal containers (maximum capacity 10 litres) or plastic containers (maximum 5 litres capacity) designed for the purpose, clearly labelled and fitted with a screw cap or closure to prevent leakage of liquid or vapour.

Fuel containers must not be stored in living accommodation such as kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms or under staircases. Any storage place should be well away from living areas and should be secured to protect against vandalism or arson.

The Health and Safety Executive provide further advice on fuel storage and health and safety precautions.

North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service also provide advice on the safe storage of petrol.

Public Protection Unit

Eco Depot, Hazel Court, York, YO10 3DS

Telephone: 01904 551525