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Jersey Building Regulations

Why Oil Storage Tanks are a part of Building

Regulations

Jersey Building Regulations include Oil Storage Tanks to ensure recognition and compliance with Part 3 Combustion Appliances and Fuel Storage Systems in consideration of the protection from fire and the prevention of oil pollution. All new and replacement Oil Storage Tanks are legally required to be notified to the Planning Department to ensure that the installation can be inspected by a Building Control Officer to establish full compliance with the Jersey Building Regulations.
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Oil Storage Tank Risk

Assessment

Is your Oil Tank a safe distance away from any opening into your home? Is your Oil Tank a safe distance away from your neighbours boundary? It is considered to be very unlikely that a fire could be started by a Domestic Oil Storage Tank and its contents. It needs, however, to be protected from a fire that may originate nearby.

Oil Storage Tank Risk

Assessment

Distances from non fire rated buildings or structures, openings into buildings, boiler flue, non fire rated boundary, foliage growth etc. are all identified for reasons of protecting the Oil Storage Tank.  The Risk Assessment will identify if the installation was undertaken in accordance with the manufacturers installation instructions and Part 3 Combustion Appliances and Fuel Storage Requirements.

Case Studies

Examples of: Oil Storage Tank Installations

To demonstrate why it is important for home owners to ensure that their Oil Storage Tank is Risk Assessed, please view the various case studies to enable you to fully appreciate the consequenses if warning signs are not identified and dealt with. Risk analysis and assessment can be provided to help protect you, your home, your household insurance and the environment.

Oil Storage Tank Corrosion &

Leaks

Distances governing the siting of an Oil Tank too close to any opening to a building or structure is a legal requirement of the Jersey Building Regulations. All new and replacement Oil Tank installations are required to be notified to the Planning Department. Your Oil Tank installer would make this notification on your behalf. Oil pollution of the environment is a major concern and the environmental damage and costs of clearing up oil pollution are considerable. A Risk Assessment will help to identify any visible signs of corrosion or weakness in the structure of the Oil Storage Tank. For an independent Risk Assessment of your Oil Storage Tank please call Russell Surveying Services.
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