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AutoDrain announce Fuel Recovery Qualification

Fuel recovery qualification
Are you qualified to remove fuel?
I’m sure most of us know that petrol is a flammable substance, but just how dangerous petrol vapour can be is still something that not many of us understand fully. For example, did you know that one litre of petrol is enough to create 15,000 litres of explosive petrol vapour? It only takes a single static electricity spark to cause a major explosion.


It is for this reason that AutoDrain are building upon its expertise within fuel recovery equipment, for the dismantling and recover industries, and are now offering a QAA (Quality Assurance Agency) qualification in the Safe Recovery and Storage of Petrol. This course is brand new for 2012, and is aimed at anyone who regularly deals with draining a vehicle’s fuel tank, storing fuel on their site or working with petrol in a vehicle in any way.

Even if you have years of experience in dealing with petrol, a qualification will refresh your knowledge and give you peace of mind in being able to confirm your competence for insurance and inspection purposes.

AutoDrain offer a variety of different fuel recovery equipment packages to suit your business needs. All of our fuel recovery equipment is designed to be fit for purpose and to keep you safe as well as maximising your profits.

For more information on AutoDrain’s products or to book places on the course, you can contact AutoDrain on 0113 2059332 or email them. You can also visit their website.

Latest stories

Who’s buying our salvage vehicles in Europe?
It seems that there are some questions surrounding the purchasing of vehicles by other European countries, in particular Cat B vehicles. One of our readers asked us the following:
Diesel and petrol car sales to be banned from 2040
In recent news and following on from France’s commitment to take polluting vehicles off the road by 2040, Britain has also followed suit by banning the sales of all new diesel and petrol cars and vans by 2040. The final plan is due by the end of July.
Palladium cost has increased, hitting a 16 year high
Automakers may have to decrease the use of palladium and seek an alternative due to higher prices of the metal
There is a use for rusty old cars!
This years’ Glastonbury featured ‘Cineramageddon’ – an interesting use of old vehicles.
The pressure’s on for tyres!
The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) and National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) warn of rising costs on tyre recycling due to regulatory changes and market conditions, factors that will affect used tyre collectors and re-processors.
Volvo to go electric by 2019
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We’re not a scrap yard, we’re a vehicle dismantlers
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Code of practice flawed, the opinion of the BVSF
One has to be concerned when the insurer’s new Code of Practice (CoP) that received its “soft launch” a week or so back isn’t supported by either the Motor Vehicle Dismantlers’ Association or the British Vehicle Salvage Federation, two of the main owners of the pre-existing code.