Installation Guidelines

Oil Installer


OFTEC have produced a handy information and guidelines sheet to assist in the siting, installation and maintenance of oil tanks.


OFTEC Technical Information Sheets and Guidance


The Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC) is the trade association for the heating oil, cooking and fuel tank industry in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland.

OFTEC produce a useful ‘Home Guide’ providing advice on oil tank installation and maintenance… and best of all, it’s  free. To download your own copy, click on the link below.


Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC) Guidance

If you don’t find the answer to your query, you can always call OFTEC on 01473 626 298. Please note OFTEC may levy a charge for the resolution of more complex queries.

Pollution Prevention Guidelines

Oil Care Follow the code



For information from the principal environmental regulators in the United Kingdom – Click on the link below:


If you’re installing an Oil Tank at industrial, institutional or commercial premises, it is also worth checking out the NetRegs website or contacting your local Pollution Prevention Officer.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION Every effort is made to keep this area of the site up to date. However, cannot be held liable for errors and omissions. Legal compliance is the user’s responsibility. If you have concerns over compliance, you must seek professional advice, or contact your or local building standards or environmental authority. Additionally, recommends that all storage tanks should be installed only by a competent person e.g. an installer registered with The Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC). Please note that will not be responsible for any installation which is non-compliant with prevailing statutory requirements.