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SPA Petrol Retail

Course Aim

To provide basic information and areas of responsibility for health, safety and the environment. To understand the implications of hazard recognition/risk assessment and effects on individuals and the employer. To demonstrate how individual behaviour can help reduce accidents.

Module 1

Hazards on a Petrol Filling Station

Module content:

Types of hazards

Fuel hazards

Fuel properties


Restricted areas on a petrol forecourt

Hazardous areas

Zone classification

Delivery hazards

Vapour recovery 

Customer hazards

Other hazards

Contractor hazards

Module 2

Controlling Work on a Forecourt

Module content:



Safety method statements

Clearance certificates 

Permits to work 

Task classification

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course delegates will:

  • Demonstrate their understanding of the subjects by successfully completing each module assessment paper.

  • Appreciate how they personally can influence good standards within health safety & environment.

  • Understand the value of risk assessment and have the knowledge to recognise when changes to a generic assessment is required.

  • Understand the common hazards associated with working in this sector.