Underground storage tank (UST) Class C operators are the first line of defense when it comes to responding to emergencies at gas stations. Do you know how to identify and respond to these emergencies quickly and effectively? This training course covers the actions employees designated as Class C operators must take in response to emergencies or alarms caused by spills or releases resulting from operation of UST systems. They are often gas station attendants and even convenience store staff. The course meets the federal operator training requirements identified in 40 CFR 280.242(c). We’ll discuss the basic safety features of a UST system, such as spill and overfill protection, release detection, and alarms. You’ll learn about the requirements for inspections, safe operations, emergency responsibilities, and how to respond effectively in emergencies related to USTs and gas station operations.
Why “Class C UST Operator Training for Gas Station Attendants” Matters:
A Class C UST operator is an employee that is generally the first line of response to events indicating emergency conditions at a facility with USTs. This individual is responsible for responding to alarms or other emergencies caused by spills or releases from UST systems.
- Identify basic safety features of the UST system.
- Understand requirements for safe operations.
- Recognize emergency responsibilities.
- Respond to alarms or releases in an emergency to minimize injuries and damage to the environment.
- Take action in response to emergencies, such as fires, spills, leaks, fuel delivery overfills, medical emergencies, and other unusual conditions.