What should you do to prepare?
Before the 1st of April, it is encouraged that you completely run down your supplies of red diesel. You are only permitted to use the fuel after this date if it was put into the vehicle beforehand.
Businesses are being advised to save evidence that they are no longer purchasing red diesel and the government has warned that they will be performing spot checks after the ban has been enforced. Significant fines will be given out for non-compliance.
You could also be looking into alternative fuels. HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) is a great alternative to diesel that reduces carbon emissions by 90%. It is a sustainable fuel that uses hydrogen instead of methanol to work, producing cleaner energy. HVO can be mixed with diesel, so you will not have to spend extra money or waste any stock by draining tanks.
Eliminating the risk of fuel theft
The red dye within the diesel makes the fuel traceable, which is a deterrent for thieves. Without this dye, any diesel that is stolen cannot be detected, meaning that people will get away with stealing as there will not be any evidence against them. Bowsers and plants are likely to get damaged by people attempting to get fuel from them, which in turn creates another financial complication.
How Sicuro can help to prevent the risk of fuel theft for you and your vehicles
Here at Sicuro, we provide effective site security solutions to help you keep an eye on your fuel. Our CCTV towers are a cost-effective, highly efficient way to stop any sort of crime from taking place. They are a massive physical deterrent, standing at 6.2 metres tall with a detection range of 330 feet, they can see everything going on at your site, which in most cases means that thieves are put off before even attempting anything. In addition to this, they have a built-in speaker which our 24/7 monitoring station can use to make direct communication with any potential criminals.
We believe in making security simple, so to give our clients a peace of mind, we have an online app called myBauWatch which shows our customers a live view of what their tower can see at any time. We offer solutions that work both on and off-grid so that we can keep your assets safe no matter what your location is or what stage you are at within your development.
In addition to this, our off-grid towers are powered by solar energy and a hydrogen fuel cell, so they produce zero harmful emissions! Contact us today to find out more and keep your fuel safe.