With the recent increases in fuel costs and limited supplies, fuel is a valuable item targeted by thieves.
Help prevent your fuel being stolen by taking some crime prevention advice on board.
⛽ Keep vehicles in a secure area, preferably a garage, shed, or outbuildings.
🔑 Consider the use of locking fuel caps.
⛽ Re-fuel vehicles just before the planned journey rather than leaving a vehicle fully fuelled overnight.
👀 Park vehicles in areas that are well lit so they can be observed easily.
🔒Consider the use of alarms. This could be on the vehicles themselves or for the perimeter of the parking/storage area.
🔒 Fit anti-syphoning devices.
👀 Install or confirm existing CCTV is fit for purpose, and train a camera on tanks and vulnerable vehicles.
🔑 Install cages and/or improve security that surrounds fuel storage tanks.
⚠️ Consider using ‘bunded’ fuel tanks if your existing storage facility is not of that type.
⛽ Consider the deployment of fuel dyes.
🚜 Use defensive parking techniques, wherever possible park vehicles against solid objects on the fuel tank side to prevent access.
🚜 Do not leave keys in or near a vehicle, where they can be easily found.
👀 Arrange for checks of vehicles and premises outside of normal working hours.
⚠️ Display signage to show security devices are being used. This will act as a deterrent.