This one-day workshop is composed of classroom training and field instruction designed to familiarize the participant with all aspects of Portable Tank (ISO) Inspection and with classification of defects and will offer "hands-on" training.

The U.S. Department of Transportation ( D.O.T.) requires that a thorough inspection be given to all commercial vehicles using the nations Rail, Highway, and waterways systems. All such inspections must be completed by qualified individuals and properly documented before any vehicle can be loaded or shipped.

Following these regulations will assure that the tank, tank fittings, safety appliances, running gear, underframe, stenciling and required testing are in good working order and up-to-date. The individual's ability to perform these inspections thoroughly and efficiently depends on the quality of their training and experience doing the job.

The scope of these inspection for Portable Tanks are covered under 49 CFR, parts 178, subpart H, 245, 251, 252, 253, 255, 270, 271 (D.O.T.), and 272.In addition to these applicable parts of the New Process Safety Management Regulations 29 CFR 1910:119 (OSHA). Following these regulations will assure the tank, tank fittings, safety appliances, running gear, under frame, stenciling and required testing and in required working order and compliance to ship.

The eight hours a student spends in this course will make them familiar with all applicable regulations related to the inspection off both Portable Tank (ISO) inspection and drop frames. All the regulations pertaining to the shipment of Portable Tanks (ISO) will be thoroughly covered.

In order to ensure the program has met its goal and the students are fully qualified as a Portable Tank Inspector, all students will be given a pre-test and post-test. In addition, each students skills will be evaluated during each field evolution. Minimum written test scores are 70% while field evolutions require 100% compliance as determined by each instructor. Certificates will be issued to all students meeting this criteria.

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