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Discuss Are oil delivery companies meant to be trainec by oftec in regards to oil delivery. in the Oil and Solid Fuel Forum area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.

  1. Gazzt

    Gazzt Active Member

    Local oil company filled an oil tank with four big cracks in the tank, i thought they were trained to oftec level in regards to oil tank assessment and risk. The customer only noticed and questioned the tanker driver on his concern of the tank bursting.
     
  2. Geyser

    Geyser Plumber GSR

    Ive got the opposite here. Loads of jobs drivers are only putting in couple of 100l in saying tanks split and about to leak. I can hardly find a problem with the tanks.
     
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  3. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Rarely do I hear of local oil companies commenting on oil tanks.
    I wish they would, as some of the installs deserve to be condemned.
     
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  4. stani

    stani Plumber GSR

    Near where I work they delivery drivers are pretty on the ball, they will refuse to deliver if they think the tank has been wrongly installed, leak problems etc.
     
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  5. Gazzt

    Gazzt Active Member

    Stani they are doing there job correctly, i think oil deliverly drivers should do a quick assessment on the tank before filling. I am sure they have to be trained and certified for oil delivery
     
  6. stani

    stani Plumber GSR

    They must be otherwise you would get some numpty trying to put 500 gallon in a 1000 litre tank,
    The environment agency will take to court anyone who contaminates the ground with oil etc, they have a little section which states something, there is an unlimited cap on what they will fine companies that cause spillages, I.e. You have to pay for the clean up costs which can run into millions and also fines of a similar cost. Oil delivery companies won't let their staff put them at risk.
     
  7. muggles

    muggles Member

    They should be made to fill in a TI133 on every delivery IMHO
     
  8. Stigster

    Stigster Plumber

    When I first did my OFTEC training in 2007 on the last day when we got to the OFT/10-600A a load of tanker delivery drivers showed up and took that course. They moaned a lot about being responsible for filling faulty installations from that day on but they had to do it.
     
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