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How to deal with a fuel spill

The instructions below explain how to deal with a fuel spill.

Contain the spillage
  • Contain the spillage using spill granules.
  • Cordon off the area.

Note: Dealing with fuel spills forms part of the Fuel Management Manual which can be accessed via the Intranet

Report incident
  • All spillages must be reported to the Property & Facilities Solutions Helpdesk on 0844 800 9191
  • Notify Fleet & Maintenance Services – Fuel Supply Team on 5888 7765 or
    01246 547765 (Note available Mon to Fri  9am to 5pm)
  • Fuel spills are classed as ‘near misses’ and must also be reported via ERICA
  • Do not engage with Environment Agency unless they have initially contacted you.
  • You only need to inform CPC if there is any operational impact following the incident.
Order more spill granules and conduct a formal review
  • order more spill granules
  • conduct a formal review, seek to identify improvement opportunities

If in doubt at any stage always call Central Postal Control (CPC)

Central Postal Control deals with issues on a regular basis and will be able to talk you through how to deal with any situation.