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Oil Tank Installation

Read through our guide for information on oil tank installation.

Our delivery team do not carry out tank installations:

Your tank must be set up by a Registered Engineer with a ‘Competent Person Scheme’ such as OFTEC. The Registered Engineer must self-certify all work complies with Building Regulations. Homeowners have a duty of care to ensure the oil storage tank meets Building Regulations.

Your oil storage tank must display a sticker that provides information on how to take care of your tank and what you should do in the event of any spillages. A Registered Engineer will place a sticker on the tank at the time of installation.

For more information:

read our 'Servicing your heating oil tank guide'

Tank installation

Registered Engineer

Who is responsible for correct tank installation?

Although works are carried out by a professional, you’re responsible to ensure they’re competent to complete any works including installation, maintenance or repair.

Failing to find a Registered Engineer can cause several implications such as;

  • Incompetent works carried out

  • Imposed risk of safety such as oil spills, splits in tank and faulty heating system

  • A prosecution or fine issued to the person who installed the tank

  • Lack of or incorrect certificates of tank installation required for house resale

A building control notice

A building control notice is required from the local authority if you use someone without a ‘Competent Person Scheme’. This process is more time consuming and more costly as you will need to arrange and pay for an inspection for an installation to take place.

Find a Registered Engineer on OFTEC >

Building control notice

Our delivery team do not carry out tank installations:

Your tank must be set up by a Registered Engineer with a ‘Competent Person Scheme’ such as OFTEC. The Registered Engineer must self-certify all work complies with Building Regulations. Homeowners have a duty of care to ensure the oil storage tank meets Building Regulations.

Your oil storage tank must display a sticker that provides information on how to take care of your tank and what you should do in the event of any spillages. A Registered Engineer will place a sticker on the tank at the time of installation.

For more information read our guide:

'servicing your heating oil tank'

Who is responsible for correct tank installation?

Although works are carried out by a professional, you’re responsible to ensure they’re competent to complete any works including installation, maintenance or repair.

Failing to find a Registered Engineer can cause several implications such as;

  • Incompetent works carried out

  • Imposed risk of safety such as oil spills, splits in tank and faulty heating system

  • A prosecution or fine issued to the person who installed the tank

  • Lack of or incorrect certificates of tank installation required for house resale

A building control notice

A building control notice is required from the local authority if you use someone without a ‘Competent Person Scheme’. This process is more time consuming and more costly as you will need to arrange and pay for an inspection for an installation to take place.

Find a Registered Engineer on OFTEC >