The Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) Limited is the Trade Association for the oil distribution industry and ancillary interests in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. It provides members with a collective voice for the industry at national level, services to assist members in optimising their business efficiencies and promotes best practice in the industry.
Membership is organised on a geographical basis with regional meetings, and the Federation also organises an Annual Exhibition and Distributor Conference. Governance is through Council, to which each region nominates a representative.
The FPS offers support and a voice for the oil distributor at government level to try to ensure a fair deal for the industry as well as enabling distributors to meet and discuss current issues.
The FPS also encourages self-regulation of the industry through raised standards and best practice. It is up to the industry to organise itself through a single body in order to help itself – the FPS exists solely for this purpose.
The FPS offer a range of training to meet both regulatory requirements, such as CPC and ADR, voluntary codes, such as PDP, and also to disseminate best practice and improve operator competence, such as Depot Manager training, ADR awareness etc.
ADR, CPC and PDP courses offered by the FPS have been streamlined to a large degree. This means that an ADR refresher course will also qualify a driver, in most cases, for their CPC and PDP classroom training for that year. Most FPS CPC courses will also include a drivers PDP annual refresher requirement for that training year. This saves our members time and money as the courses are also offered at competitive rates to members.
PDP practical training can also be provided directly by the FPS for its members, where we are able to assess up to four drivers in a day, or member companies can register their own driver assessors either directly with SQA or via the FPS. At the present time the FPS is not able to provide practical training or assessments for none members. We are also able to provide a range of other industry training to meet members’ needs.
Management CPC Courses First Aid training ADR awareness
Depot Managers course Depot Supervisors course Permit to work
FPS will be happy to discuss bespoke training courses to fit in with your particular requirements. To discuss your specific requirements either contact the Secretariat directly or complete the 'contact us' form and we will be in touch with you to discuss your requirements.
FPS are members of the National Dangerous Goods Training Consortium.