FPS Urges Home Owners to Stay Vigilant

FPS Urges Home Owners to Stay Vigilant
21 February 2013

The Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) says domestic oilconsumers should be extra vigilant when it comes to safeguarding theiroil supply.

The FPS recommends heating oil customers take the following measures:-

 - If your oil tank has a lid, fit locks. Consumers with the vent and fill design should fit the lockable cap designed to secure this type of container. Of course, locking your oil tank may prevent your supplier from filling your tank if you’re not at home, so make sure your supplier has a key or code for access.

 - Make sure your oil tank gauge is correctly attached and in good working order, so that you can monitor any discrepancies. A remote electronic oil level gauge, such as the i-Track Oil Tank Monitor can be purchased from a number of online retailers, and will set off an alarm if the level falls suddenly.

 - If you belong to a neighbourhood watch scheme you can discuss theissue of oil theft with your group co-ordinator so that everyone of thescheme can be vigilant.

FPS Chief executive, Mark Askew, warned that consumers in rural areas maybe at greater risk: “Consumers in isolated locations, especially with oil tanks sited near the road should be especially vigilant. If you’reparticularly concerned, consider relocating your oil tank to an area that ismore secure, remembering to leave it accessible for deliveries. Fitting CCTV and/or security lights to monitor your oil tank can also gosome way to deterring potential thieves.”

Providing total oil tank security for both domestic and commercial customers, Harlequin's range of iTank Pro Bunded Oil Tanks, feature an external Spinsecure tank lock, and internal 100db Alarm Lock, securing the oil tank's fill and inspection points, and an i-Track Intellignent Oil Monitor, with built in fuel theft alert system, all as standard.

Consumers can get further oil tank advice at www.fpsonline.co.uk or www.oilsave.org.uk

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