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Your petrol station is your business and you want it to be as safe and secure as possible. Our advice below shows how you can help keep it crime-free.
Keep an eye on the pumps and if anyone seems to be acting strangely then make it clear that you have seen them and ask them if they need help. You could do this over the tannoy. Or you might wish to ask them to close the passenger’s door – without making it sound like an order.
Trust your instincts but do bear in mind the fact that what might look like suspicious behaviour doesn’t necessarily mean they’re about to commit a crime.
Here are some tell-tale signs that things may not be quite what they seem:
Things to look out for:
For lots of advice and tips on how to keep your petrol station – and those who work in it – safe and secure, visit the British Oil Security Syndicate (BOSS). The Forecourt Watch scheme also encourages garages to work together with the police, to share information on petrol station crimes.