All of PASS’ UST operator training courses meet and exceed
the federal requirements for UST operator training and are offered through our in-house designed and built Learning Management System (LMS)
. There is a reason PASS has more state-approved A/B training courses than any other training provider.
Our courses are available on-demand, 24/7, and are accessible from any internet-connected computer, tablet, or phone. The student can complete an entire course in a single session or take the course in segments. The training may be stopped and restarted, allowing for maximum schedule flexibility. PASS also does not impose time restrictions on course access, so students may take as much time as they need to complete their training.
The PASS UST Class C training course is divided into four chapters which are summarized here. The course utilizes a combination of text, images, and narration to create a multi-faceted learning experience for various learning styles. For maximum retention, each chapter is followed by a short quiz. If the student answers a quiz question incorrectly, they are automatically redirected to the part of the course that covered that information. The student is then given another opportunity to answer the question. This reflexive quizzing model ensures comprehension of the course material and reinforces learner retention.
Once a student has completed all chapters and quizzes (approximately 30 minutes), we will provide the student with a training certificate. They will be directed to complete the Orientation Checklist with their manager or Class A/B operator. It is important that this checklist is completed on-site because it covers information specific to their individual facility.
Both of these documents are required to be considered a Class C Operator!
- Final Exam
- Special Notes
- There is no specific retraining requirement in Vermont. However, the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation does expect all Class C operators to be retrained at some point, as the Class C operators are expected to know the required information.
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Introducing Underground Storage Tanks
This first chapter discusses the purpose of a Class C Operator and the layout of a typical UST. Facilities are difficult to manage and maintain, and we learn the Class C Operator plays an important part in keeping the facility up and running.
Reviewing Class C Responsibilities
This chapter covers the many responsibilities of the Class C operator. Students will learn about the components used to monitor a UST, how to interpret its warnings, and how to respond to alarms. This chapter also teaches the student how to supervise a fuel delivery and monitor for problems during the delivery process. Lastly, students will also learn about hazards at the fueling point, including smoking, static electricity, and leaving a vehicle unattended while fueling.
Cleaning Up Spills and Releases
In this chapter, students learn about the difference between a spill and a release, and how both negatively impact the environment. This chapter also introduces students to the spill kit, its contents, and teaches them how to use spill kit components to contain spills threatening sensitive receptors like curb breaks and drains.
Responding to Emergencies
This chapter discusses common emergency situations and how to properly respond to them. This includes what to do if a vehicle leaves the facility with the nozzle still in the vehicle’s fuel spout, how to use a fire extinguisher, and how to manage customer traffic in the event of a spill.