About Fuel Storage Solutions

All About Us ….


Fuel Storage Solutions Limited (“FSS”) was founded in April 2002 by husband and wife team, Jonathan and Katharine Barnett. Prior to starting FSS Jonathan worked as a Contracts Manager for a company that pressure tested and safety checked underground tanks for Shell, BP, Esso & Total retail sites, and Katharine worked as a Chartered Tax Advisor for PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Leeds.

FSS is a family run business committed to providing high quality, bespoke and standardised services across the UK and Ireland (including Highlands and Islands of Scotland!).

Initially the company focused on the safe storage of liquid fuel and oil, ensuring that regulatory requirements were met. However, the company has expanded its services and we now offer a wide and varied range of fuel-related services including the design, supply, removal and installation of tank and fuelling systems.  In addition, we offer a full range of fuel polishing services, spill training services and supply all spill related equipment and consumables. We also undertake environmental risk assessments and site inspections.


Whilst still continuing with our core business of pipe-work and fuel tank works, we continue to hone our in-house skills to provide specialist fuel storage advice and solutions.  We now provide bespoke services that lead your company from the initial site survey of compliance to regulations, through the design, supply, and installation of new fuelling systems and on to the final spill training, materials and spill response plans for your on-site personnel.

In addition we offer many other complementary products and services including

  • A full range of fuel filtration and polishing services
  • Environmental services
  • Hazardous waste removal
  • Interceptor inspections and cleaning
  • Fuel Sales


Our expertise falls into several areas:

  • Meeting legal requirements for oil, diesel and petrol storage tanks, pipe-work and interceptors.  Legislation means that failure to comply with the correct regulations relating to fuel storage is a criminal offence.  We can ensure you meet your legal obligations.
  • Installing, decommissioning and integrity testing tanks and pipe-work.
  • Cleaning storage tanks, interceptors and bunds.
  • Cleaning and maintaining fuel

Environmental Services

We take pride in offering services to promote environmental safety such as:

  • Oil Spill Response Training
  • 24 hour spill response
  • Bio-Remediation of Spills
  • Ground Sampling
  • Waste recycling or (where this is not possible) the environmentally conscious disposal of waste

Our Staff

Since Fuel Storage Solutions was established it has expanded its workforce and now employs fully qualified OFTEC engineers whose qualifications reflect the varied and specialised requirements of the works the Company undertakes.

In 2005 we trained our first spill trainer.  He holds a Maritime and Coastguard Agency qualification (MCA 4/4P) which enables him to provide comprehensive and informative, hands-on training to our clients’ on-site staff.

By 2016 we are proud to say that we have provided our employees with training to ensure that they meet our specialist service requirements and maintain the excellent standards we expect.  Training includes:

  • Asbestos
  • Engineering
  • First Aid
  • Building
  • H&S Management
  • Pipework
  • NVQ

Major Installations Completed by FSS (for more information go to our “Case Studies” page)

FSS has provided fuelling systems to many large organisations.  Some of these organisations are detailed below

  • The Environment Agency
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • MOD
  • Rolls Royce Engineering
  • Bank of America
  • JCB Power Systems
  • Cummins Generators
  • Kew Gardens

FSS On-going Annual Assessments / Servicing for Oil Tanks

We have on going assessment contracts with many companies.  A few of these are listed below

  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • XPO Logisitics (formerly Norbert Dentressangle)
  • Kew Gardens
  • Parker Filtration
  • RBS
  • Santander
  • E-on
  • HMRC

Quality Guaranteed

Fuel Storage Solutions, constantly monitors its quality performance and training and will implement improvements when appropriate, in order to provide defect free products and services to our clients, on time and within budget.

The quality management system is described in the Company´s Business Manual and detailed in the Procedure Manual. The Business Manual is the means by which FSS satisfies the requirements of its clients, particularly with regard to management responsibilities.

FSS is obliged to ensure that its Quality Policy is understood by its employees, and that its procedures are implemented and maintained at all times. The Business Manual is in accordance with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9000:2000 including aspects specific to the Facilities Management Industry and their clients. The Company complies with all relevant legislation and also The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. All personnel understand the importance of quality and abide with the contents of the Company´s  Systems.

Our Memberships

We believe in providing a quality service. As proof of our commitment to this FSS is a member of OFTEC (“Oil Firing Technical Association”), AMPS (“the Association of Manufacturers of Power generating Systems”) and BSIF (“The British Safety Industry Federation”). We are also accredited to CHAS, Altius, SAFEcontractor, Constructionline and several other health and safety bodies.