About us

Oil Safety Services

Helping to keep your oil safe

Our Capabilities


With our knowledge and experience we can provide you with a safe service for your oil tank and boiler servicing, after all it is in our name!


As a registered OFTEC business, we are regularly audited by the Oil Firing Technical Association to ensure we are upholding their guidelines and practising industry safe standards. Our OFTEC technician is able to self certify his work without having to involve Local Authority Building Control. This means that in most cases you won't have to obtain a Building Control Notice or have an inspection if you need to install a new oil tank or move an existing one, thus saving you time and money.


If your oil tank is covered in your home insurance policy or you come to sell your home, you will require a Certificate of Compliance proving your tank installation has met Local Building Authority Regulations. Should you decide to use Oil Safety Services for this work, we provide you with all the relevant paperwork once your installation has been completed. This not only ensures the 10 year warranty on your oil tank is valid, it will also ticks a box for your home insurance in case of an oil spill or leak (we advise you to check the terms of your policy as it may also require you to have a regular tank and pipeline check carried out by an OFTEC qualified engineer).


One thing you won't need to be concerned with when you come to sell your home is your oil tank. If we have installed your tank, you would have already received your Certificate of Compliance in the post. If you lose the paper copy we can easily send you an electronic version at very short notice so the sale of your home is not delayed by your buyers Solicitors. The final bonus of using Oil Safety Services for your installation work is the 6 year Workmanship Warranty, this can be transferred to the new owners of your home should you move out within the warranty period.


We pride ourselves on helping you come to the best solution, we like to share our knowledge with you so you know what to expect from whoever you choose to carry out your work. Our priority is to ensure your safety, we offer friendly advice on warning signs, what to do in the event of an oil leak, what should be covered in the annual inspection and maintenance of your tank and ancillary equipment.


We listen to our customers so we can come to an acceptable solution for both parties, we are here to problem solve for you and offer you options within the industry standard scope.


For independent advice for homeowners we suggest looking at the Oilsave Website who work alongside professional bodies within the Oil Heating Industry or check out the Government website for a simple guide of what you need to know.



  • OFTEC Registered & Audited Business
  • Fully Insured with Public Liability Cover of £2m
  • Part of the Competent Persons Scheme
  • Self Certifying OFTEC Qualified Heating Engineer
  • We register every tank installation with OFTEC who notify your Local Building Control. Within 2 weeks of your completed tank installation you will receive a Certificate of Compliance and your 6 Year OFTEC Workmanship Warranty
  • Certified and Calibrated Equipment & Tools
  • Up to date with Industry Safety Standards
  • Impartial honest advice - your safety is our priorty
  • We work alongside other local professionals, most of our business comes from referrals




Here are just a few examples of oil tank installations undertaken by Oil Safety Services.


Our OFTEC heating engineer and tank installer is qualified in the servicing and commissioning of oil pressure jet appliances so you can feel confident that he will never leave you without your heating system and cooking appliance working correctly. We always pressure test oil pipelines after every tank installation.


If you have an AGA or Rayburn we talk you through what is required prior to your tank installation.

Yell.com Reviews



Emailed from customer:

Matt was a pleasure to deal with. He pumped out the old boiler and fuel line and drained down and removed my old oil tank with no fuss and zero mess. I am quite sad to be unable to employ him again due to a change of fuel!

R.Lutz, Blandford Forum - September 2018


Emailed from customer:

"Thank you very much for your professional work today, your prompt turn around from quote to completion can't be faulted. I would highly recommend your business to anyone who requires an Oftec registered installer at a competitive price."

Mr & Mrs Hassall, Verwood - September 2018


Emailed from customer:

"Thanks to you both for doing such a great job, it is (almost) lovely to look at! Simon has already painted the fire screening to match the house....If ever I know anyone who needs their tank replacing I will definitely recommend you to them - your service was excellent."

Mrs Nicholls, Bourton - August 2018


Review on Yell.com - Tank replacement

"Matt did a superb job in replacing our old oil tank with a new one. He overcame problems that arose along the way with ease and professionalism and left the site immaculate at the end of the job. We cannot recommend him highly enough."

Mr D Asher, Sandley - August 2018


Review on Nextdoor:

I just wanted to recommend Matt and the team at Oil Safety Services. They advertised here on Next Door at the beginning of the week and we needed an urgent job sorting out at Buckhorn Weston Village Hall that had just become apparent.

Matt came out the same day to look at the issue, and managed to do the job for us the following day - and was very reasonably priced.

Excellent service - and a really nice person as well!!

Beverley Osborne, Buckhorn Weston - August 2018


Review on Yell.com - Oil tank replacement

"A prompt, efficient and polite service. A pleasure to deal with Matt and would highly recommend him."

Mrs S Nicolson, Yeovil - July 2018


Emailed from customer:

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your prompt response and excellent service which was very much appreciated during the last week.

I would have no hesitation of recommending Matthew: particularly his small business excellence and attention to detail lacking from many larger companies."

WHC Longman, Sparkford - June 2018


Review on Yell.com - Very good, friendly service at a reasonable price

"Very quick communication and service. Emptied and removed our oil tank quickly with no mess at a reasonable price."

Mrs R Clements, Heytesbury - June 2018


Emailed from customer:

"Dear Matt, I am happy to confirm that I am very satisfied with your fitting of a new oil tank. Quickly and efficiently done with all rubble completely cleared away.I was pleasantly surprised how little upheaval it all caused and would be happy to recommend you to any one needing the same job done."

Mrs M Hackett, Charlton Horethorne - May 2018


Emailed from customer:

"We had several quotes for removal and replacement of our old steel oil tanks. I was impressed with Matthew of Oil Safety Services and his attention to detail. Matthew visited us more than once and came up with a clever solution to the problem we had with siting of the new tank and new oil pipeline route near our garage and yet still comply with OFTEC rules. No other contractor spent the time to do this. Matthew and Barry were professional in their work from start to finish and were a pleasure to have on the job. They even disposed of the rubble waste from our previous installation. Everything was done to quoted cost and times. We are very pleased with the installation and secure in the knowledge that we have an environmentally safe and secure new oil tank installation compliant with OFTEC regulations. This is very important for homeowners with oil fired systems. Without hesitation I would recommended Oil Safety Services to anyone".

Mr S Crozier, Trent - November 2017


Review on Yell.com - First Class Service

"I had a new oil tank fitted and the boiler serviced. Matt was efficient, helpful and knowledgeable. The work was completed smoothly and the areas were cleaned and tidied perfectly. I would definitely recommend this supplier and indeed my next door neighbour used Oil Safety Services too".

R. Cunningham, Purse Caundle - October 2017


Emailed from customer:

"I was very impressed by your competence & the fact that obstacles put in your way were dealt with quickly & efficiently. Many Thanks for your help in this matter."

Mr J Davies, North Cadbury - November 2017


Emailed from customer:

"Thanks for doing such a great job for us."

Mr A Organ, Bradford Abbas - December 2017



Mr P Stevens, Hazelbury Bryan - September 2017

All reviews

Work Team


As a small business we work closely with and support other local businesses. If you require any other services, for example plumbing, boiler installation or landscaping work we have a network of people we would be happy to recommend.

Matthew Rideout


Business Owner and

Oil Safety Consultant



Office and Accounts Administration

New Barn Bungalow,Sandley,Dorset SP8 5DZ

Call us:

07723 992380