Safe Loading Pass Scheme is extended

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As of 1 January 2020, the Safe Loading Pass Scheme (SLPS) has been extended to cover Liquefied Petroleum Gases (LPG). From the implementation date, any vehicles wishing to load LPG at participating terminals must be inspected under the SLPS when their existing pass expires.

Barrie Salmon, TSA Technical Manager and Chair of the Safe Loading Pass Scheme Management Group, said: “We welcome the extension of the Safe Loading Pass Scheme to cover LPG. This is the result of a close collaboration between Liquid Gas UK, the FTA, UKPIA and the TSA. The scheme is an integral part of a fuel terminal’s safety management system and provides confidence to terminal operators that road tankers entering their terminals are safe to do so. We look forward to continuing to work with all partners on this important initiative.”

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Notes to editors

  • The Safe Loading Pass Scheme 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) and it is managed by the Freight Transport Association (FTA).
  • The Tank Storage Association (TSA) represents the interests of over 60 member companies engaged in the storage of bulk liquids and the provision of products and services to the sector. Collectively, its members operate over 290 terminals and distribution hubs in the UK and have over 8 million cubic metres of storage capacity in the United Kingdom (UK) and Republic of Ireland (ROI). TSA’s members provide and support an essential interface between sea, road, rail and pipeline logistics for many different substances including transport and heating fuels, chemicals, animal feed and foodstuffs.
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