Launch date announced for the Safe Loading Pass Scheme to cover LPG

Tuesday 26th November 2019

The UKPIA Safe Loading Pass Scheme (SLPS), which currently applies to vehicles loading liquid fuels, is to be extended to cover Liquefied Petroleum Gases (LPG) from 1st January 2020.

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Recognised by members of the UK Petroleum Industries Association (UKPIA) and the Tank Storage Association (TSA), the UKPIA SLPS aims to identify vehicles and trailers that have been deemed to meet specified safety standards for admittance to fuel loading terminals. The scheme is managed by the Freight Transport Association (FTA).

The extension of this scheme will ensure that the safety standards required for vehicles and trailers transporting LPG to enter fuel loading terminals are consistent at the majority of terminals. There are existing LPG safe loading pass schemes which will continue to operate in the same way until the extended scheme is implemented. Liquid Gas UK has been working closely with the UKPIA SLPS Management Group on the design of the new scheme and the implementation plan. 

Passes issued under existing LPG schemes before the implementation date will remain valid until they expire.

For more information, please contact Richard Hakeem or visit

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