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SQA set to run new Petroleum Driver Passport

The UK Downstream Oil Distribution Forum (DODF) has announced that SQA has been appointed as scheme manager for the new Petroleum Driver Passport.

Detailed work is now underway so the Passport can be launched on 1 January 2014. The Petroleum Driver Passport (PDP) will give assurance to fuel terminal operators, customers and the wider public that all tanker drivers have a common core of tested knowledge and competence in the loading, driving and off-loading of fuel tankers. The Passport is supported by the PDP Training Standard which all tanker operators will be able to use as the basis of their driver training and development.

The PDP will be delivered through a combination of in-house or third party training and assessment providers who will be accredited and audited by SQA. The passport will be valid for a five year period, as with the ADR licence, but each driver will be subject to an annual refresher day and importantly both a written and a practical assessment before their PDP is issued.

Story By: Derek Broomfield

Date : 16-04-2013

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