BFPA issues its 1000th Training Passport

26 Mar 2019

BFPA’s training passport scheme for individuals working in the fluid power industry was launched in 2017 and in February 2019 we issued our 1000th passport.

The BFPA training passport card, which is a durable credit card size, includes a photograph for personal identification, and lists the cardholder’s verified training course details on the back. The new training passport cards can be issued retrospectively to anyone who has completed a course within the past two years which the BFPA has approved, or a CETOP course.

Benefits of the new BFPA training passport scheme include:

  • Passport holders are members of a national scheme administered and verified by the UK’s national trade body for fluid power (BFPA)
  • The card will provide a simple and instant way of confirming your identification on site and fluid power training achievements to employers and customers
  • The training passport promotes and demonstrates the individual’s commitment to safe working practices and high standards in the fluid power industry
  • The card shows a personal, up to date record of the individual’s training courses and serve as a reminder for when courses need to be renewed in line with continuing professional development guidelines.

Commenting on the scheme, Martin Kingsbury, BFPA Membership and Training Director said: “BFPA’s new training passport scheme is the natural progression for us at the BFPA and supports our aim of constantly raising standards and promoting safe working practices in the fluid power industry. Many of our member companies have already made a commitment to support this scheme and issuing our 1000th training passport is a real milestone in our efforts to ensure this scheme continues to grow and achieve wider recognition in the UK”.

For more information on BFPA’s training passport scheme please contact Karen Gordon-Brander on