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.
- Exemptions from the SPA Core training day are available if certain relevant courses have been attended. Please follow the link for details.
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 websites or in other promotional material by organisations or individuals that hold a passport is not permitted.