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The What, When, and How of Air Blanks

Some of our commonly asked questions have to do with air blanks: what they are, when to conduct them, and how. Here are the answers to those burning questions: What is an air blank? An air blank, or blank check, is a test to insure there is no alcohol present in the...

Is a BAT Completion Certificate Required by DOT?

DOT does not obligate Breath Alcohol Technicians (BAT) to have a BAT completion certificate, but they do require the technicians to successfully complete certain requirements. These requirements are detailed in 49 CFR Part 40.213 as well as in the DOT Model Course,...

Ten Tips for a Successful Audit

An audit by a DOT Operating Agency can be initiated in various ways. It may be a random event or DOT could be actively investigating. Some operating agencies (e.g. FAA) have regularly scheduled audits with larger employers. Service Agents generally get audited because...

Training Requirements for UDS Collectors

We talk about BAT training a lot here at Intoximeters, so we thought it might be good to discuss training UDS Collectors for a change! The Department of Transportation has not published a Model Course for collectors like they did for Breath Alcohol Technicians (BATs)....

Inspection, Maintenance and Calibration Records

Every EBT device should have its own Calibration Logbook where records related to the maintenance of your instrument are kept. As part of your training, you should have been taught how to fill out a logbook every time you conduct an accuracy check. Logbook entries are...
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