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Fuels Safety On-line Inc. is the on-line training subsidiary of Fuels Safety Consultants Inc., a technical training and investigative organization serving government, non-governmental regulatory agencies, and corporations involved in the handling of petroleum based products. 

Fuels Safety Consultants Inc. operates the largest training school for Petroleum Equipment Mechanics in Ontario, and in Canada. Many of our courses lead to a Certificate of Qualification from Ontario's Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA). Other courses we offer are code familiarization and technical update courses for trades persons in the  fuel oil industry and emergency management coordinators. 

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Petroleum Mechanic Helper (PMH) Training Course

The Petroleum Mechanic Helper Training Course is an entry level course. Certification as a PMH is a prerequisite for certification as a PM.1, PM.2, PM.3 or PM.4. A person who holds a PMH certificate may, without supervision, replace fuel nozzles, spouts, hoses, breakaways, filters and belts on pumps and dispensers of petroleum products. The Petroleum Mechanic Helper Training Course is the theoretical portion of your training. At the completion of the course your practical experience and skills as a PMH must be signed-off by a currently licensed PM.1, PM.2, PM.3 or PM.4. There is a short test at the end of each chapter and a final exam administered by TSSA after completion of the course.


Petroleum Mechanic 3 (PM.3) Introductory Course

Fuels Safety On-line Inc.'s Petroleum Mechanic 3 Introductory Course is intended for persons requiring a basic understanding of aboveground fuel storage tanks and systems. The course is also a valuable introduction to TSSA certification as a PM.3. Written by a person that sits on the LFHC Risk Reduction Group, B139 Risk Reduction Group, CCME Task Group and acts in an advisory capacity to a number of AHJ's throughout Canada, the on-line course covers PM.3 classroom topics including installation, removal, alteration, repair, testing, servicing and maintenance of aboveground fuel installations and the equipment and accessories essential to their operation.

The Introductory Course includes code updates and explanations of pertinent sections of the Liquid Fuels Handling Code as it applies to aboveground Petroleum Mechanic work. The course contains information essential to Oil Burner Technicians, EGS Technicians, Plumbers, Steamfitters and Electricians working on or around diesel powered generators and is strongly recommended for Community Emergency Management Coordinators and front line managers and who require an understanding of fuel systems and standby emergency generators.


Site Operator (SO) Training Course for Retail Outlets

There is a legal requirement under TSSA's Liquid Fuels Handling Code for every station operator at a service station, bulk plant, cardlock/keylock, or marina which stores and dispenses fuel for retail sale, to be trained in the use of all equipment and trained to take action in the event of a spill or leak of product, or any emergency condition. The Site Operator Training Course fulfills this requirement, and is the theoretical training leading to your Certification by TSSA as a Site Operator. There is a short test at the end of each chapter.

This course does not include minor maintenance training such as changing fuel hoses or nozzles. For this training please see the Petroleum Mechanic Helper course.


Site Operator (SO) Training Course for Municipal Workers

There is a legal requirement under TSSA's Liquid Fuels Handling Code for every person employed by a Municipality as an attendant at its fuel handling/dispensing facility or as a driver of a highway tank or mobile refuelling tank, to be trained in the use of all equipment and trained to take action in the event of a spill or leak of product, or any emergency condition. The Site Operator Training Course fulfills this requirement, and is the theoretical training leading to your Certification by TSSA as a Site Operator. There is a short test at the end of each chapter.

This course does not include minor maintenance training such as changing fuel hoses or nozzles. For this training please see the Petroleum Mechanic Helper course.


Site Operator (SO) Training Course for Private Fuel Outlets

This course is intended for farmers, contractors, foresters, miners, and other persons who operate a private fuel dispensing outlet.

There is a legal requirement under TSSA's Liquid Fuels Handling Code for every person handling/dispensing fuel at a private fuel outlet or as a driver of a highway tank or mobile refuelling tank, to be trained in the use of all equipment and trained to take action in the event of a spill or leak of product, or any emergency condition. The Site Operator Training Course for Private Fuel Outlets fulfills this requirement, and is the theoretical training leading to your Certification by TSSA as a Site Operator. There is a short test at the end of each chapter.

This course does not include minor maintenance training such as changing fuel hoses or nozzles. For this training please see the Petroleum Mechanic Helper course.


Station Attendant Training Course

This course fulfills the theoretical portion of the requirement under TSSA's Liquid Fuels Handling Code for every station attendant at a service station, bulk plant, cardlock/keylock, marina, private fuel outlet, or farm which stores and dispenses fuel for its equipment, to be trained in the use of all equipment and trained to take action in the event of a spill or leak of product, or any emergency condition.

It is the responsibility of your employer to guide you through the practical application of your new skills, to complete your training. There is a short test at the end of each chapter.


Municipal Attendant Training Course

There is a legal requirement under TSSA's Liquid Fuels Handling Code for every person employed by a Municipality as an attendant at its fuel handling/dispensing facility or as a driver of a highway tank or mobile refuelling tank, to be trained in the use of all equipment and trained to take action in the event of a spill or leak of product, or any emergency condition.

The Municipal Attendant Training Course fulfills the theoretical part of this requirement. It is the responsibility of your employer to guide you through the practical application of your new skills, to complete your training. There is a short test at the end of each chapter.


Liquid Fuels Handling Code 2007 Update Course

This course covers the updates in wording and content which the Technical Standards and Safety Authority has made to Ontario's Liquid Fuels Handling Code 2001. The course covers all 9 sections of the new 2007 Code, plus a short Introduction chapter, and a chapter on the formation and function of the TSSA. All Petroleum Equipment Mechanics and Site Operators must complete an update training program by December 31st, 2008. There is a short test at the end of each chapter. We are offering our course for $29.00 so tardy PM's have no excuse not to update!


Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Course

WHMIS is a Canada-wide information system the purpose of which is to give employers and workers information about hazardous materials used in the workplace. WHMIS is designed to ensure that workers receive consistent, accurate, and complete information about the hazards of a material and its necessary handling precautions. There is a short test at the end of each chapter.


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