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Petrol stations

Medway Council's Trading Standards Team has a duty to enforce the petroleum licensing conditions at petrol filling stations in Medway. The aim is the safe passage of petroleum spirit through the site from the time the tanker arrives on site to deliver the product to the time that the product is safely dispensed to the customer at the pumps.

The conditions specify that the tanker parks safely, delivers to the site’s tanks without fire, explosion or spillage and leaves the site safely. While the fuel is stored at the filling station, the site is monitored to detect any leakage from the tanks, pumps and pipework between the two.

When it is dispensed from the pumps, its safe delivery is achieved by customers following printed instructions near the pumps or through the supervision of trained staff.

Trading Standards also has a duty to see that pumps give a fair measure, as required by the weights and measures legislation. This is done by testing and sealing each pump before it is put into use.


For more information contact Trading Standards by telephone: 01634 333333 or by email: consumer.protection@medway.gov.uk

Write to: Trading Standards, Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR