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Checklist: What Your Distributor Will Need To Know When You’re Ordering Your Heating Oil

Checklist for heating oil distributor

We all value our time, and so we should, after all our time is precious. Since the emergence of coronavirus, essential companies which have remained open are busier than ever. When ordering your heating oil, having all the correct information to hand can save a lot of time, for both yourself and your distributor.

Here’s a helpful list of what your distributor will need to know when placing an order for heating oil:

Your details:

  • Your name, address and postcode
  • Home, daytime and mobile telephone numbers
  • Email address
  • VAT number (if applicable)

Your tank:

  • Type of tank, age and manufacturer
  • Size of tank and type of connections
  • Height of connection above ground, i.e. will the driver need to use a ladder?
  • The condition of the tank

The oil:

  • Type (e.g. kerosene, gas oil etc) and quantity required
  • Whether the driver can establish the tank contents before and during delivery?
  • What the oil is being used for (information required by HMRC)
  • What appliance the oil is feeding, eg Aga
  • Can the delivery driver put a contents label on the tank?

Accessing the tank:

  • Distance of the tank from where the tanker parks
  • Is there any restriction on size of tanker that can get access to the site?
  • Location within your property, e.g. behind the greenhouse
  • Can the delivery driver get access to the tank without special conditions, e.g. garage must be unlocked; access across a fence, dogs to be restrained?
  • Will you be there when the delivery is made?

Barton Petroleum offer a friendly, reliable delivery service and are on hand to take your next heating oil order.

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