OFTEC and FPS are working together to finalise the launch of a new campaign to encourage oil users to replace ageing or damaged tanks.
They estimate that there are around 400,000 + single skin domestic tanks still in use which are more than 20 years old.
The campaign will be comprised of 3 elements:
- New warning tags and stickers – issued to both OFTEC technicians and FPS members – with advice as to when these must be attached to a tank deemed “at risk”. There will also be user-friendly postcards for homeowners telling them how to get advice on tank replacement from FPS members and OFTEC technicians.
- A new section of the Oilsave website called “Tank Awareness” which will give information to the homeowner; to the OFTEC technician; and to fuel delivery drivers about action to be taken when warning tags or stickers must be or have been applied to oil tanks.
- A PR campaign initially aimed at rural local papers and radio stations urging home owners to have their oil tanks inspected and to replace ones at risk.
Oilsave is a website designed to help homeowners make the most of their oil heating system and become more energy efficient.
There are also useful articles on keeping oil tanks safe and secure from theft and damage.
Click here to visit the Oilsave website
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