Newts Oils Ltd PDP Training Centre

Opened in 2018 Newts Oils PDP Training centre is perfectly situated close to the Stanlow Refinery in Ellesmere Port. Our Training room is located at our site on Bridges Court and is the perfect location to sit the full or refresher course. Wee offer the flexibility to sit your own PDP at weekends so not to interfere with normal working commitments. With a competitive pricing policy and even access to vehicles and equipment we are the number one provider of the complete package.


What is PDP (Petroleum Driver Passport)

It is an industry initiative backed by Government to ensure all tanker drivers in the UK are trained to a consistent, high standard. It has been developed for all road tanker drivers who are loading, transporting & offloading petroleum fuel products in road tankers in the UK who are measure via classroom and practical assessments,

For terminal operators, this provides a level of confidence that tanker drivers holding a valid PDP who enter the terminal boundary to load products have achieved and demonstrated a minimum level of competency.

The Passport is a 5 year cycle with annual ‘refresher’ training required every year.

PDP came into effect in January 2015.


Who requires PDP?

PDP applies to drivers who load, transport & offload the following products:

  • UN 1202 Gas oil, diesel fuel or heating oil, light

  • UN 1203 Gasoline, petrol or motor spirit

  • UN 1223 Kerosene

  • UN 1863 Fuel, aviation, turbine engines