Since 1998, the OFNTSC’s Fuel Systems Management program has been training fuel handlers in First Nations across Ontario.
The OFNTSC Fuel Management Program provides certified Fuel Handler Training for First Nation communities across Ontario where fuel is an important factor in operating and maintaining critically important community infrastructure.
This service provides:
- Visual bulk fuel tank inspections (unavailable during COVID)
- Fuel system audits (unavailable during COVID)
- Fuel handler training
The training that the OFNTSC provides includes oversight on federally regulated safe fuel handling practices, equipment maintenance, and record-keeping. By establishing a strong Fuel Operations & Maintenance workplace with community employees who handle fuel products, the OFNTSC is ensuring that a healthy environment for our First Nations people is maintained.
Training is conducted by fuel handling professionals with certifications in petroleum mechanics for staff on emergency fuel spill response, spill reporting, fuel handling techniques and proper record keeping for First Nation administrations.
Fuel Handler Training
Fuel Systems Management provides fuel systems training once a month and will accommodate requests of groups of three or more. You can learn from the comfort of your home, or your office computer, or in a group setting. (Remember to practice your local COVID guidelines.)
Mark Schell will teach the class in an informal atmosphere setting of ZOOM online.
The course is 9 hours divided over 3 mornings (9:00 am to 12:00 noon).
See upcoming events below for the next scheduled Fuel Handler Training sessions.
You can also email Mark Schell at email@example.com to make arrangements for your organization's group training session.
WHMIS & TDG Training
Fuel Systems Management program also provides online WHMIS & TDG training. If there are employees of your organization that require WHMIS or TDG training have them register on our website at http://www.ofntsc.org/. They will fill in the registration page and an OFNTSC reprsenative will verify the information and send them a link to the Danetec site. Once you have completed your profile on the Danatec site, you will be able to work at your own pace to complete the course.
You can go back and review the material as often as needed and you will have 3 attempts to complete the test. After passing the test OFNTSC will email you a certificate along with a small handbook for on-the-job referencing. You will be able to view the matter on the Danatec website even after you completed the course.
FUEL SPILL KITS NOW AVAILABLE
OFNTSC has a new inventory of spill kits. First Nations with fuel storage areas should have:
- A red portable spill kit
- A blue 205 L spill kit
You can request a spill kit from Mark via email to firstname.lastname@example.org if your First Nations fuel storage area has not received spill kits in the last few years. One combination spill kit is available per community due to limited supplies.
We provide training in:
- Compliance with Federal regulations that relate to petroleum products
- Fuel equipment support
- Training of privately-owned First Nation gas retailers
- Emergency Fuel Spill response
- Spill reporting
- Fuel handling techniques
- Proper record-keeping
- Home heating fuel tanks best practices