This course is designed for potential Class C Underground Storage Tank Operators. The Class C Operator of a UST facility is a person designated by the UST system owner who typically controls the dispensing of fuel at the facility and is responsible for initial response to alarms, releases, spills, overfills or threats to the public or to the environment. The course utilizes visual aids and audio commentary to facilitate the efficient and comprehensive learning of the subject matter required to meet state regulations for an UST Class C Operator. Depending on your state's regulations, this material may require additional site-specific training.
Class C Operator Course and Certification provides training on the following:
Introduction to a generic UST facility including the major fuel system components and emergency equipment
The roles and responsibilities of the Class A, B and C Operators.
Site-specific emergency procedures development
Emergency contact procedures
Safety awareness for employees and customers
Monitoring of the UST facility
Fire safety and introduction to fire extinguishers
Alarm panel recognition and response procedures
Fuel spill containment and cleanup
CHAPTER 1 - FACILITY OVERVIEW:
This chapter provides a basic overview of the primary components of a typical UST facility. These components include the USTs, manways, spill buckets, fuel dispensers, and dispenser nozzles.
CHAPTER 2 - MONITORING
This chapter emphasizes the components used to monitor a UST facility. Students will learn what an Automatic Tank Gauge (ATG) is and does, how to interpret its alarms and warnings, and what to do in case of an alarm. The role of line leak detectors is also discussed.
CHAPTER 3 - ENVIRONMENTAL
In this chapter, students learn about sensitive receptors, or places where a fuel spill may leave the facility and enter the environment. The chapter also introduces students to the spill kit and its contents, and how to use spill kit components to contain spills threatening sensitive receptors like curb breaks and drains.
CHAPTER 4 - FUELING RULES
The focus of this chapter is fuel delivery safety. Students will watch a short video on proper fueling procedures. Students also learn about hazards at the fueling point, including smoking, static electricity, leaving a vehicle unattended while fueling, and leaving a vehicle running while fueling.
CHAPTER 5 - DELIVERY PROCEDURES
This chapter teaches the student how to supervise a fuel delivery and monitor for problems during a fuel delivery. Additional emphasis is placed on the ATG and on overfill prevention devices like overfill prevention valves and ball float valves. Delivery prohibitions are also addressed.
CHAPTER 6 - SAFETY
This chapter covers safety information every Class C Operator needs to respond to emergencies. Included here is a video explaining when and how to use a fire extinguisher. The Emergency Stop and All Stop buttons are identified and discussed.
CHAPTER 7 - EMERGENCY SITUATIONS
This chapter discusses common emergency situations and proper responses to them, including what to do if a vehicle leaves the facility with the nozzle still in the vehicle's fuel spout. Managing customer traffic in the event of a spill is also covered. Correct fire extinguisher operation is reviewed.
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