The petroleum industry handles potentially hazardous products and therefore a top priority is health, safety and sound work practices.
Working on petrol filling stations presents some special issues, not least the safety of the public. For this reason UKPIA and its members have helped develop a self-regulatory scheme to ensure that workers in the industry and particularly contractors working on forecourts, are trained to meet specified standards.
Training, accreditation and issue of passports is delivered by Safety Pass Alliance (SPA) and its accredited training providers.
Oil companies and some supermarket petrol retailers require contract workers to complete a two day training course before they are allowed to work on their petrol filling stations. Successful candidates receive a 'safety passport' which qualifies them to work on a petrol filling station.
Read more on the Forecourt Contractor Safety Passport Scheme.
The SPA Safety Passport is applicable to all contractors undertaking work on petrol filling stations. However, it has been recognised that some filling station operators are not fully aware of the importance of the scheme and how it can help to improve both their and the public’s safety when on or about the premises. Consequently, Cogent, the Sector Skill Council for the Petroleum Industry, in conjunction with UKPIA and SPA, has developed an information video aimed at explaining the importance of the Safety Passport to petrol filling station operators and how it can help them improve safety on their premises. This video can be accessed by clicking here.
- Exemptions from the SPA Core training day are available if certain relevant courses have been attended. Please follow the link for details. Click here for link
IMPORTANT NOTE: UKPIA has no direct involvement in the delivery of training, accreditation of candidates or issue of passports under the scheme. The use of UKPIA's logo on web sites or in other promotional material by organisations or individuals that hold a passport is not permitted.