The Fire Safety Act (FSA) regulates the transportation of petroleum and flammable materials. The petroleum and flammable materials transportation licence is to ensure that the transportation is carried out in a safe manner and that proper fire safety measures / procedures are undertaken by the licensee to ensure safety environment. In general, the FSA requires the transportation vehicle used to be certified, the transportation emergency response plan been approved and the drivers of road vehicles transporting any class of petroleum and flammable materials to hold a valid Hazardous Material Transportation Driver Permit (HTDP) to drive the vehicle.
Any person who wishes to transport petroleum or flammable materials must obtain a licence for each vehicle that is used for such transportation. The transportation of petroleum and flammable materials is to be carried out within approved hours and along approved routes.