This advice is designed to provide basic guidance to traders. It is not a complete or authoritative statement of the law. A large print version is available.
Metal Containers should not exceed 23 litres capacity, be permanently labelled ‘Petroleum Spirit - Highly Flammable’ and be fitted with a secure leak proof cap.
Plastic Containers should not exceed 5 litres capacity and comply with the Petroleum Spirit (Plastic Containers) Regulations 1982.
They should be legibly marked with the Manufacturers name; month and year of manufacture, nominal capacity in litres; legend stating “Complies with S1 1982/630”; the words ‘PETROL and HIGHLY FLAMMABLE’; hazard warning sign and precautions to be taken.
This advice is produced for the Guidance of Business. It is not intended to be a complete statement of law. For further help or advice with this, or any other Trading Legislation, Please contact your nearest Trading Standards Office.
Reviewed November 2010
B/pet/187/001 July 2008