The Petroleum Driver Passport (PDP) is an industry initiative to ensure all tanker drivers in the UK are trained and assessed to a consistent high standard.



PDP (Petroleum Driver Passport)All petroleum tanker drivers need to complete the PDP. The PDP qualification is valid until the expiry of your ADR card, but a classroom and practical refresher must be taken annually to keep your PDP valid.

Who should attend?

All petroleum tanker drivers who load, transport and offload petroleum products from a terminal.

Course topics

  • safe loading of petroleum tankers in refineries
  • safe unloading of tankers at filling stations
  • understanding dynamic risk assessments
  • creating safe working environments
  • understanding DSEAR
  • understanding the role of the driver within the concept of DSEAR

Course duration

  • 3.5 hours classroom training
  • 3.5 hours practical on-the-job assessment


Course delivery

Classroom based training for 3.5 hours. When taking your Full PDP this session will be followed by a 45 minute exam.

Practical assessment for 3.5 hours where you will be observed on-the-job e.g. vehicle checks, paperwork, loading, driving and deliveries.


After taking the Full PDP, it will be valid for 5 years. This validity is subject to you taking an annual PDP refresher.


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