Our team and members regularly meet with individuals and groups to influence the actions, policies or decisions of officials within the industry.
The Energy Institute,
British Standard Committee,
& Training Advisory Panel
We offer third party accreditation of your depot, covering health, safety, environment and relevant oil industry regulations, with confidential guidance on improvement.
For members who operate a forecourt, this certificated learning programme covers what employees need to know to work safely and comply with legal requirements.
We regularly update Members on new and draft legislation affecting the industry.
We’re an approved training centre and offer high quality industry-specific training including ADR, CPC, PDP and bespoke company courses.
Our Technical Manager, Tony Brown, is available to advise members using more than 30 years’ experience in the industry.
UKIFDA hold a series of seminars throughout the year including Safety Forum 4T's (Technical, Training, Transport & Technology).
We run a network of regional meetings to help encourage communications with and between our members.
The event of the year for the liquid fuel industry and an opportunity to network and catch up on the latest technology, services and equipment.
Tips, Guidance & Actions ensuring that deliveries are made risk free.
An essential reference in the training of new delivery drivers and an ongoing aide for all drivers.
Outlines the vision for the future of liquid fuel distribution.
Our magazine with the latest news, views, products and current issues, available free to UKIFDA members (and by subscription to non-members).
Only UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) Members in the UK hold our accreditation as they comply with the UKIFDA Code of Practice and Customer Charter The additional customer protections offered by this scheme are not available for those ordering from non Member companies.
All UKIFDA members now have easy access to a range of business support services. For an individual company to subscribe to this service would cost around £1000 per year.
and link to members area.
As a member, you can use our logo on your stationery, as well as our Accredited Distributor or Accredited Supplier logos.
We regularly publish topical surveys on, for example, sources of supply, drivers’ wages and more.
Membership offers you discounts on a wide range of products and services.
Updated regularly, our Members’ Directory can be downloaded from our website along with a list of the services/discounts available from Associate Members.
Members’ have their own dedicated area of the website, together with free entry on our distributor list for consumers.
Membership gives you discounted rates on scheduled and automated Driver Licence Checks.
As a Member, you’ll get discounted rates on Driver Recruitment.
All Members of UKIFDA are automatically members of Utilities ADR, a leader in resolving complaints between energy supplier and consumers.
UKIFDA has been participating in the TIST (The International Small Group and Tree Planting) Program in Kenya since 1st March 2020 to compensate for the carbon emissions associated with its operations. All UKIFDA members across the UK & Ireland are also able to join the scheme
Full members of UKIFDA are those companies who distribute fuels to end users. All operate rigid tankers and sometimes also articulated tankers to take fuel to users including domestic properties and commercial, agricultural, marine and construction companies.
Associate members are typically companies who provide goods and services to the liquid fuels distribution sector.
As the industry body, our purpose is to offer all the support liquid fuel distributors and associate members need to run their businesses safely, sustainably and successfully. We will act as a co-ordinated voice of business when talking to Government and/or stakeholders and quickly disseminate messages about Government policy to our members.
UKIFDA membership is limited to companies in the UK or Republic of Ireland, and offers a wide range of benefits.
We have a unique position at the centre of the supply chain, so we can engage with and influence the primary suppliers, UKPIA, the TSA, OFTEC and end users, including PRAs. We also work alongside Transport Forums and Associations, offering added value to our members through our connections at every level.
With approximately 1.5 million households in the UK and 686,000 in the Republic of Ireland using fuel for heating, and an estimated 250,000 commercial fuel boilers in each country, our role is to keep our members informed of any important new developments and changes in their market.
UKIFDA represents at least 80% of the non-retail volume distributed to end users in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Our distributor members range from national companies down to small independent distributorships jointly employing over 7,928 people in the UK and a combined turnover of £10.7bn.
On behalf of our industry, we work with Governments in the UK and Ireland and the European Commission.
We promote our members and industry in a positive light to support operational activity, reinforce existing work, influence opinion and enhance reputation, helping our members share best practice and overcome issues. For example, we’re currently lobbying for the retention of liquid fuel heating using biofuels as ‘green’ alternative fuels for the future.
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