A model syllabus for the training of technicians involved in the examination, testing, maintenance and repair of petroleum road tankers

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  • Published: October 2019
  • REF/ISBN: 9781787251250
  • Edition: 3rd
  • Status: Current

The third edition of the syllabus is essential reading for all those involved in road tanker fleet operations, maintenance and repair workshops, and those with responsibility for the training of road tanker technicians.

It has been developed to provide companies that undertake the maintenance of petroleum road tankers with a syllabus for training technicians and to satisfy road tanker operators that those responsible for the maintenance of road tanker service equipment have an understanding of the safety implications of the equipment. It promotes:

  • common standards for safe working;
  • common standards of competence by establishing a harmonised knowledge, skills and experience base;
  • an understanding of issues which are specific to petroleum road tankers.

The syllabus sets out the knowledge requirements for technicians involved in the testing, inspection, maintenance and repair of petroleum road tankers, together with recommendations for technician assessment and certification. Topics that should be covered in training courses are divided into two sections. Each section is sub-divided, with a summary of the required learning outcomes and recommended practical exercises or other aids.

The syllabus has been updated in response to the increased use of contractors in place of petroleum company owned and operated vehicle maintenance facilities for this work and in order to promote:

  • common standards for safe working;
  • common standards of competence by establishing a harmonised knowledge, skills
    and experience base;
  • 'good practice', and
  • an understanding of issues that are specific to petroleum road tankers.

This third edition replaces the edition published in 2012. The syllabus refers to legislation applicable in the UK; however, it can still be used for training technicians working outside the UK.

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