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 site inspections 
  • Fuel system audits 
  • Fuel handler training

The training that the OFNTSC provides includes the overview of federal regulations, safe fuel handling best practices, equipment maintenance, record-keeping, and spill response. By establishing a strong Fuel Operations & Maintenance workplace for community employees who handle fuel products, the OFNTSC is ensuring that a healthy environment for our First Nations people is maintained.

Fuel Handler Training

Fuel Handler Training is provided by fuel handling professionals with a petroleum mechanic certification.

The Fuel Systems Management program can provide in-person fuel systems training twice a month and will accommodate requests of groups of four or more.  

You can email Mark Schell at 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 They will fill in the registration page and an OFNTSC representative will verify the information and send them a link to the Danetec site. Once you have completed your profile on the Danatec site, you can 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 review the material on the Danatec website even after you complete the course. 


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 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. 

Request a Fuel Spill Kit here!

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Mark Schell is a Bulk Fuel handler for OFNTSC. Mark holds four Technicians Licenses, (Automotive, Truck & Coach, Heavy Equipment, & PMH) and is working towards his 5th certification.
Glen Goodman, member of Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishanaabek First Nation, is the Director of Operations.