About us

Oil Safety Services

Helping to keep your oil safe

Our Capabilities



Having years of experience in the Heating Oil industry, our knowledge and experience can provide you with the safest and best options for your home heating.


As a registered OFTEC business, we are regularly audited by the Oil Firing Technical Association to ensure we are upholding their guidelines and practicing 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.


Our independent oil safety consultant is able to advise you on 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.



  • 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 Certifcate
  • 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 your oil pipleines after a tank installation.


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



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

Work Team



As a small business we work closely with and support other local businesses who serve Marnhull, Sturminster Newton, Sherborne & Stalbridge and surrounding areas. 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

Catherine Touzel


Office and Accounts Administration

New Barn Bungalow, Sandley, Gillingham,Dorset SP8 5DZ

Call us:

07723 992380