A Class C UST Operator is an employee (usually) that is responsible for responding to emergency events including alarms or other emergency alerts that a spill or release has occurred from a underground storage tank (UST) system. Class C Operators will alert a Class B or Class A operator, as well as emergency personal, when needed.
Class C Operators must be trained to control and monitor the dispensing or sale of the regulated substances they work with. They must also be the first line of response to emergency situations when:
- The public or environment is threatened with immediate danger
- A UST system spill or release has occurred
The online TFFA Class C UST Operator Training Course gives the necessary training to equip Class Operators with the knowledge of how to handle emergency conditions associated with underground storage tanks. Course objectives include training on:
- Generic underground storage tank facilities, major fuel system components, and emergency equipment
- Class A, B and C Operator roles and responsibilities
- How to develop site-specific emergency procedures
- Procedures for emergency contacts
- Customer and employee safety awareness
- Monitoring a UST facility
- Overfill prevention
- Fire extinguishers and general fire safety
- Alarm panel use and recognition and associated response procedures
- Containment and cleanup procedures for fuel spills
This course contains 4 modules and a 10 question test. Students must answer correctly 8 out of 10 questions to pass the course and get their certification. Once the course has been completed successfully, students can download and print their certification from the student log-in page (student dashboard). Average time for course completion is 1 hour.