What is a Safe Load Pass

Safe Load Pass Fuel Truck

Our Safe Load Pass training course ensures personnel have the knowledge and skills required to safely access a fuel terminal or depot to load bulk fuel tankers.

The Safe Load Program (SLP) provides training for drivers handling dangerous goods and assesses vehicle compliance within the petroleum and chemical industries in Australia.

The Safe Load Program and the Dangerous Goods Drivers Licence are important training courses in the transport and logistics sector. However, both courses cover different aspects of safety and compliance.

What is the difference between the Safe Load Pass and the Dangerous Goods Drivers Licence?

Safe Load Program: This course is primarily focused on the safe loading and transportation of bulk fuel.

Dangerous Goods Drivers Licence: Dangerous goods include a broader range of hazardous materials, not just fuel. This licence covers a range of safety protocols regarding handling, transportation, and emergency response.

A requirement for applying for the Safe Load Program training is that you already have a Dangerous Goods Bulk Drivers Licence.

Our SLP Course is a 3.5-hour theory-based session that can be held in our classroom course or via video conferencing for Regional learners.

Course Content includes:

  • Legislation
  • Work Health and Safety
  • Procedures for bulk loading
  • Control of static electricity
  • Terminal safety rules

This course, developed with safety specialists across the Australian Oil Industry, was released in 2014. Developing one primary training program benefits industry safety and reduces confusion or repetitive training.

Key industries that partake in our program include:

  • Petroleum Industry
  • Chemical Industry
  • Mining and Resources Sector
  • Logistics and Freight
  • Waste Management

As always, safety is paramount in these industries. Companies partake in our training courses to meet legal and compliance requirements and ensure a culture of safety within the workplace. Preventing accidents and knowing how to handle emergencies is about protecting lives.

Keeping Your Safe Load Pass Card Active:

Both staff personnel and businesses should monitor the status of drivers’ Safe Load Pass certifications, ensuring timely renewal and compliance with all training requirements.

That said, if you have an SLP Card or if your card has expired, see the info below on what you can do to renew your pass.

If you already have an SLP card:
No course is required. You can renew it here: https://safeloadprogram.com.au/

If you have an expired SLP card?
SLP states – A 90-day grace period is granted after the SLP card has expired, during which drivers can log in and renew their card. If the driver hasn’t renewed the SLP card beyond this time, the driver will have to apply as a new driver and complete the 3-step process, including face-to-face training.

Please note: Each learner must organise their terminal assessment via the SLP website.

Visit our Course Calendar to find upcoming courses that suit your industry requirements.
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Do you have questions about this course or perhaps other Transport and Logistics training courses? Contact our team on 08 9445 7766.