Little Known Supermarket Dangerous Goods Rule

August 17, 2023

A little-known dangerous goods related rule in place at Tesco, has become evident for filling up at the supermarket giant’s petrol stations.

Customers should now be aware that they have strict rules in place for filling up containers with fuel, as they can only fill up a maximum of two per visit, which must not exceed 30 litres between them.

Tesco recently confirmed that “Under the Petroleum Consolidation Regulations, we are required to have a policy in place to ensure the safe use of portable fuel containers at our petrol stations”.

News of the policy followed a complaint from a Wiltshire man, who reported to the police that he was “rudely accosted” by a kiosk assistant when filling up three jerry cans of petrol.

The man was reportedly told by the retail outlet that a maximum of two containers of fuel is allowed by law under the Carriage of Dangerous Goods Act. However, while it is law that Tesco staff act on the company’s dangerous goods procedures, in this instance it is in fact the company who set their own policy.

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