Look after your Oil

August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments | Filed under: 2014, September 2014

After the theft of heating oil from a home in the area, local police are asking residents to be alert.

Safer Neighbourhood officers are urging residents to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to police to prevent a crime from happening.

Home owners are asked to take extra steps to protect themselves including ensuring that tank lids are locked with a suitable secure padlock and that any empty containers or drums are removed from the immediate area to prevent drawing attention to an oil tank.

Other tips to help protect heating oil tanks include:

Installing security sensor lights to brighten up dark areas around your home and oil tank

Limiting access to property by keeping gates closed and locked

If your tank is openly accessible to all, consider moving it to somewhere that is better protected or hidden from view, especially if you live close to a road;

If your tank is located in an outbuilding, ensure it is kept locked and secured at all times;

Disguise your oil tank if you can or create obstacles to make it more difficult to access.

 

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