FTA has announced that the Safe Loading Pass Scheme (SLPS) is to be extended to cover Liquefied Petroleum Gases (LPG) from 1 January 2020. From this date, any vehicle wishing to load LPG at participating terminals must be inspected under the SLPS when their existing pass expires.
Managed by FTA, the SLPS identifies the vehicles and trailers that meet the safety standards required for admittance to fuel and gas loading terminals. The scheme is recognised by members of the UK Petroleum Industries Association (UKPIA) and the Tank Storage Association (TSA).
Sharon Mitchell, Head of Audits and Standards at FTA, comments: “FTA is pleased to be extending the Safe Loading Pass Scheme to the distribution of Liquefied Petroleum Gases, having successfully implemented the scheme in the liquid fuels sector in 2015. We have worked closely with Liquid Gas UK, UKPIA and TSA to adapt the audits and inspections developed for liquid fuel tankers to LPG tankers. This will offer fuel terminal managers the same safety assurances that the Scheme offers for both types of vehicle entering their premises. FTA looks forward to providing this close support to a vital distribution activity in the UK economy.”
Efficient logistics is vital to keep Britain trading, directly having an impact on more than seven million people employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. A champion and challenger, FTA speaks to government with one voice on behalf of the whole sector, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers.