On 1st October 2014 there were major changes implemented when the Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014 came into force.

Previously the rules around selling petrol were contained within a set of conditions attached to the Petroleum Licence.

The new regulations now contain two specific offences in relation to under age sales:

  • No person under the age of sixteen years is to operate a dispenser on dispensing premises
  • No person is to supply, or allow the supply of petrol to a person under the age of sixteen years

Both these new offences carry an unlimited fine in the magistrates court.

In addition to the age restrictions for petrol, you are also legally obliged to have a "written and regularly reviewed" Risk Assessment. For more information see our Health & Safety page.