The UK Petroleum Industry Association with support and joint management from the Tank Storage Association have signed an agreement with the Freight Transport Association to launch a revised Safe Loading Pass Scheme.

Recognised by members of the UK Petroleum Industries Association (UKPIA) and the Tank Storage Association (TSA), the Safe Loading Pass Scheme (SLPS) aims to identify vehicles and trailers that have been deemed to meet specified safety standards for admittance to fuel loading terminals.

The scheme is owned by UKPIA with support from the TSA. The two associations, together with member representatives, direct the scheme and set the standards for vehicle and trailer inspections, inspection technician training as well as inspection locations by way of a Management Group.

The Freight Transport Association delivers the scheme on their behalf and is an advisory member of the Management Group, along with the Energy Institute, the Downstream Oil Distribution Forum and a User Group representative.


The revised Safe Loading Pass Scheme launched

The revised Safe Loading Pass Scheme became active from the 30th April 2015

  • Only approved inspection providers may issue safe loading passes
  • Only new style passes are valid for inspections carried out from the 30th of April 2015
  • Passes issued before the 30th of April 2015 under the previous scheme are valid until expiry

The scheme is now open for applications to become a new Inspection Provider.