COVID & Petroleum Driver Passport (PDP)
Valid from 5 January 2023
This is an update on the operation of the PDP Scheme from the Downstream Oil Distribution Forum (DODF).
If a Terminal has direct access to the PDP System to check a driver’s validity, please use this method.
Otherwise, enforcement officers (Terminals) wishing to check a driver’s entitlement, may email the SQA Administration Team or telephone on 0345 270 0123 to check the PDP System.
In the following special circumstance ONLY, the mandatory requirement to use in-cab assessment can still be replaced by a verbal, structured review of tanker driving between the assessor and driver:
Where the structured review is still used, it must be carried out using the Guidance provided and the driver’s responses forms part of their overall practical assessment. The other elements of the Practical Assessment - prepare to load, loading and unloading (LO1, LO2 and LO4) must be assessed as normal, in accordance with the PDP Syllabus and Manual of Practice.
The fact that in-cab assessment was not used and the reason why must be recorded on the High Level Sign off Sheet and signed by the driver and assessor.