Breath Alcohol Technician (BAT)

Last Updated: July 15, 2018

Definition - What does Breath Alcohol Technician (BAT) mean?

A breath alcohol technician (BAT) is a person that is certified to perform Department of Transportation standardized breath alcohol testing. A breath alcohol technician must be trained on how to operate a breath alcohol testing device (breathalyzer) in order to test individuals accurately. They must also be trained on how to follow the DOT regulation standardized procedures needed to get a person ready to be tested for breath alcohol.

WorkplaceTesting explains Breath Alcohol Technician (BAT)

A breath alcohol technician is someone that is trained and certified to administer a breath alcohol test using a standard breath alcohol device, called a breathalyzer. The technician is qualified through DOT regulations to perform the testing and read and interpret the results. A Breath alcohol technician is also trained on how to correctly calibrate the breathalyzer in the case where a confirmation test is required. A technician is also able to follow all testing protocol to ensure that the test is done properly and the results are accurate.

This definition was written in the context of Alcohol Testing
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