Senior External Verifier (Petroleum Driver Passport)

A Senior External Verifier is responsible for ensuring that all tasks associated with external verification and qualification approval activities are carried out under the conditions, timescales and arrangements set by SQA.

The prime role is to manage the team of external verifiers in the delivery of verification procedures for the Petroleum Driver Passport scheme to ensure that standards are maintained.

These activities will be under the direction of SQA’s Dangerous Goods team.

Senior External Verifier

The Senior External Verifier (SEV) is the person appointed by SQA to carry out the duties of visiting and reporting the findings of training courses conducted by approved training providers.

The Senior External Verifier is the authorised official who have the right to access, at any time, any course being run by an approved provider. Additionally, the SEV manages the performance of the external verification team.

The SEV shall have access to all notified courses via the SQA database. In discussion with SQA, the SEV can manage their own schedule monthly but must seek SQA approval to conduct more than one visit per day.

SEV duties

Leadership and management


Consultation and guidance

In addition to the duties above, the SEV will also be expected to carry out the duties of an external verifier.

EV duties

Selection Criteria

Essential characteristics

Successful candidates must:

Desirable characteristics

Successful candidates should:

Key performance measures for External Verifiers

Each year on completion of the duties outlined in the External Verifier contract specification, the External Verifier will be measured against the following key performance measures and informed of the outcome in relation to their performance in that year.