SLPS Amendments in light of COVID-19

Thursday 26th March 2020

Liquid Gas UK are pleased with the conclusion of recent discussions with the SLPS Management Group, who are now implementing a number of amendments in light of COVID-19. The changes will allow Drivers, Employers, Inspection Companies and Terminals to take necessary precautions and keep the economy moving by ensuring vehicles can continue to load at Terminals.

SLPS AMENDMENTS

All vehicle Safe Loading Passes, which expire between 25th March 2020 - 25th June 2020, remain valid until 25th June 2020. Hauliers will have until 25th July 2020 to carry out a SLPS inspection on vehicles whose Safe Loading Passes were extended during this period. Vehicles must be maintained, kept safe to load at terminals and operate within the terms of operators’ licence conditions.  This three month extension aligns with the UK Government's recent statement on MOT's for heavy vehicles here

ENFORCEMENT AT TERMINALS

To ensure smooth operation with the Terminals, an announcement of the SLPS amendments will be issued to all Terminals via Trade Associations.  SLPS will ask the Terminals to continue with SLPS spot checks, taking account of the following changes to the Scheme:

  • Any vehicle SLPS expiring between 25th March 2020 – 25th June 2020, remains valid until 25th July 2020.
  • Hauliers will have until 25th July to carry out a SLPS inspection on vehicles whose Safe Loading Passes were extended during this period, these vehicles should be treated as having valid Safe Loading Pass and still be allowed to load until this date.

The SLPS is administered by the FTA.  Contact with the scheme administrators can be made through the scheme website - http://www.safeloadingpass.co.uk/

An announcement of these amendments will be published on the SLPS website.

The trade association for the LPG and bioLPG industry in the UK