About us

Helping to keep your oil safe

Our Capabilities

With our knowledge and experience we will provide you with a safe service for your oil tank installation 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 (LABC).  This means that in most cases you won't have to obtain a Building Control Notice or a costly inspection visit should you need a new oil tank or to 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 LABC 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 also ticks a box for your home insurance if your tank is included in your cover (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, it is activated as soon as your tank is registered with OFTEC and 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 and helping prevent any potential environmental risks from the event of an oil leak or spill.  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 its 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 available options within the industry standard scope.

Potential new home buyers who have had the oil tank flagged up as a concern on their home survey, can benefit from our Home Buyers OTE Assessment.  We visit the property (with the current owners consent) to carry out a thorough inspection of the oil tank and equipment, up to the boiler. Our findings are emailed within 24 hours and a costing of any remedial work required to bring the installation up to LABC regulations will also be included with the report.  This can help with any negotations you may enter into when proceeding with the purchase of the property.

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 priority
  • We work alongside other local professionals, most of our business comes from referrals
  • We carry out all of the work ourselves, including any groundwork that may be required. We are fully insured and do not subcontract this part of the work out so you only have to deal with us
  • We offer different brands of bunded oil tanks best suited for your location and needs but still within industry regulations
  • Free site assessments and no obligation quotes valid for 30 days. A site visit is essential in providing an accurate costing
  • Quotation sent within 48 hours 
  • Rapid response to emergency leaks & breakdowns
  • Great customer reviews and feedback
Tuffa Fire Protected Tank Installation
Bunded Oil tank H1550BT
SL1000 Tank Side
Low Profile 1200 Tank
Faulkner H1550BT
Tuffa FP Tank Gates
bunded 2500 oil tank


Here are just a few examples of oil tank installations undertaken by Oil Safety Services.  We carry out all the work ourselves including any groundwork that may be required so you only have to deal with us.

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, start and check your boiler.

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

Yell.com Reviews


Emailed from customer:

"From the first phone call, where we requested a quote for replacement domestic oil tank, to the day of final fitting we received superb and courteous service. Catherine, in the office, went out of her way to accommodate our preferred dates, Matthew & Dan on site thought “outside the box” to relocate the new tank in the least inconvenient place possible. Matthew is justifiably proud of his company and the standard of his work and customer service; with that in mind we have already recommended him to friends and neighbours and wouldn’t hesitate to continue to do so.

Brian & Elizabeth Tredwell - Oct 2019

Trustpilot review:

Ingrid Uden just left a new 5-star review of Oil Safety Services:
Extremely happy with the service I got from Oil Safety Services. They have been friendly, helpful and efficient at all points, from initial enquiry, getting a quote, booking the work and then, very importantly, getting the job done. The team that came to remove the oil tank had to work in horrible weather and in a difficult space but were cheerful throughout, leaving everything very tidy when they had finished. I would definitely recommend this company.

Mrs I Uden, Shaftesbury - Sept 2019

Review on Yell.com - Brilliant service, reliable and on time.

Having had to replace our old oil tank, we were delighted with the service we received from Oil Safety Services. Matthew and Dan were friendly, professional and nothing was too much trouble for them, especially as they had to remove our old steel tank from an extremely awkward position. We would highly recommend them.

JohnM-2778 - 06 Sep 2019

Emailed from customer:

"Oil Safety Services came recommended by one of my most trusted suppliers, which was a good start. The service they then provided installing a new oil tank was top class, both efficient and well executed. Matt and his team were a joy to work with, and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a well priced and expertly delivered job."

Mr J Griggs, Sutton - July 2019

Emailed from customer:

“We used  Oil Safety Services recently to re-locate our domestic oil tank and found them to be a very efficient and professional company. All communications were clear and handled promptly even at weekends. Matthew was extremely helpful on site in suggesting the best way to achieve a safe and secure tank move. A great company to deal with and one  which we would recommend to others ”

Mr & Mrs Collins, Kington Magna - July 2019


Replaced my oil tank which was in a tricky position with regard to the new safety laws, Matt found a way to resolve the situation and fitted a new tank. He did an excellent job and worked enthusiastically throughout the day. I highly recommend Oil Safety Services.

Mrs C Thompson - 21st Jul 2019

Review on Yell.com - New oil tank and base.

From initial quote to installation of oil tank very thorough and professional. All completed within a day as quoted. Built new base and installed new oil tank. Smart and tidy job.

Mrs J Faulkner - 11 Jul 2019

Reviews on Nextdoor:

We developed a leak in our oil heating tank over the week-end. We were put in touch with Matthew Rideout of Oil Safety Services. 01747 835252/07723 992380 who came and removed the old tank and fitted a new one. We are very pleased with the service he gave us, and would recommend him to any one in need of his help

Mrs M Judge, Henstrridge - May 2019

We also had a problem with our tank and needed a new one but unfortunately for us it was during the snowy days. We were so cold as we had run out of oil and couldn’t have any delivered due to a crack to the top of our tank. Matthew came within days and fitted a new tank and got our heating back on within hours! Fantastic service. Definitely do and have already recommended him.

Sarah Willoughby, Henstridge - May 2019

Emailed from customer:

I received excellent service from Oil Safety Services.  The installation of the oil tank went smoothly and according to plan on the day selected.  I would certainly recommend the company for reliable and efficient service. A very satisfied customer.

Mrs W, Shaftesbury - March 2019

Reviews on Nextdoor:

A recommendation and thanks to Matt Rideout, Oil Safety Services, 01747 835252 / 07723 992380 who came out to us when our boiler broke down between Christmas and New Year. He wasn't able to help on this occasion but knew a man that could. Highly recommend Matt for his response and honesty if you are in need of his services.

Jan Perry - January 2019

Matt helped us when we first came to North Dorset and has continued to do so. I can also recommended him most highly.

Patricia Smith - January 2019

Matt has just installed a new oil tank for us. Big project, re-siting, laying new concrete slab, new connection to boiler and removal of old tank. Can't recommend him highly enough.

Chris Broughton - January 2019

Matt also installed an oil tank for me. Absolutely brilliant service, really pleased. High recommendation from me too.

Julie Brockway - January 2019

Review on Yell.com - Oil Tank Replacement

New to the area and needing a new oil tank before the onslaught of winter I lined up 3 companies to provide me with the obligatory 3 quotes. Matt was the first on the scene and following his visit I cancelled the remaining appointments. There's a lot to be said for first impressions and Matt lived up to these from start to finish. He is very polite, thoroughly professional and, although I had minimum contact with the rest of the team, they followed this example. The job was started/completed on time and done to a very high standard; in fact apart from the brand new tank it questionable whether any work had been done as the site was left in an immaculate state.
If you are considering a new tank or are on the fence deliberating over which way to jump? Then I would highly recommend Matt and his team to provide you with a truly professional job from star to finish.

Mr P Sherrell - 01 Nov 2018

Review on Yell.com - Outstanding service in all respects - highly recommended.

The service from Matt and the team was outstanding. The project was completed on budget, we were consulted and kept informed at all stages of the work and all involve do were professional in all respects. I would recommend Matt and the team for any relevant work based upon the service we received. They were also much better value than other companies who quote for the work.

Mr O Wacker - 07 Oct 2018

Review on Nextdoor:

We have just had our oil metal tank replaced by Matthew Rideout of Oil Safety Services (see his website). He lives next door to us here in Sandley and did a brilliant job - new concrete base etc. Good luck,

Claire Asher - September 2018

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.


Business Owner and

Oil Safety Consultant



Office and Accounts Administration

New Barn Bungalow, Sandley, Gillingham SP8 5DZ

Office: 01747 835252  Mobile: 07723 992380


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