Created on: 28 Jul 2023
There are special requirements for storing flammable materials laid down in the Highly Flammable Liquids and Liquefied Petroleum Gases Regulations 1972.
The basic standards apply other than to suitable small closed containers containing not more than 500 cc of highly flammable liquid and that all flammable liquids must be stored in suitable fixed storage tanks in safe positions; or in suitable closed containers:
Storerooms should be adequately ventilated and should have means to contain any spillage, eg sills or drainage to a safe place. Storage of petroleum spirit and mixtures is controlled separately through a licensing system.
The Highly Flammable Liquids and Liquefied Petroleum Gases Regulations 1972 also set standards for the storage of LPG. Generally the Regulations require that all LPG not in use must be stored:
Storerooms should be adequately vented and either be in a safe position or a fire resisting structure.