OAMPS Hazardous and QBE Sponsor FPS Awards



For the 19th year in a row, and in partnership with the FPS, OAMPS Hazardous Industries is delivering support to the industry; sponsoring our Driver of the Year award and using their relationship with QBE Insurance to arrange their sponsorship of Depot of the Year competitions; two prestigious annual awards which set out to celebrate the best in the industry.

Applications for the Driver of the Year have now closed, and as well as the title of Driver of the Year, £1000 prize money and a certificate, the 2019 winner will have their award presented at the FPS President’s Reception at FPS EXPO 2019 on Wednesday 15th May.

All depots that have been audited and passed by FPS Technical Manager Tony Brown under the FPS Depot Certification Scheme in the past 12 months are automatically entered into the Depot of the Year competition.

Tony Brown comments: “The audits cover 15 sections, including yard and tank storage, health and safety management, transport, and environmental management. In addition, as part of an audit, we examine how the depot is performing compared to the expected standards in the industry; the proactivity and knowledge of the depot staff and how up-to-date site maintenance records are”

FPS CEO Guy Pulham comments: “These awards give recognition to both drivers of fuel tankers and staff at fuel distributors for their hard work and dedication to meeting the high standards set by the legislative authorities.”

OAMPSGraham Smerdon of sponsors OAMPS Hazardous Industries comments: “OAMPS Hazardous Industries are both proud and indeed privileged to continue our longstanding support and subsequent sponsorship of the FPS Driver of the Year Award. All too often, throughout many other sectors, the good work done by employees goes unnoticed by their employers but this award presents an opportunity for drivers who have performed above and beyond the call of duty to be recognised and rightly rewarded.”

More information on the Depot of the Year Award and FPS Depot Certification scheme can be found on the FPS Website or FPS members can contact FPS Technical Manager Tony Brown via email tb@fpsonline.co.uk or telephone 0121 767 1320.

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