Tait UST Operator Training

Tait Training

Pennsylvania Class C Operator


State UST Operator Training Regulation

25 Pa Code, Chapter 245.436

State Deadline

August 8, 2012

Frequency Of Training

Initial only unless State requires retraining for non-compliant facilities

Timing Of Class C Training

Class C operator is trained and certified before assuming full responsibility for responding to emergencies

Requirements Of Class C Training

A Class C operator is an employee and is, generally, the first line of response to events indicating emergency conditions. This individual is responsible for responding to alarms or other indications of emergencies caused by spills or releases from UST systems. This individual notifies the Class B or Class A operator and appropriate emergency responders when necessary. Not all employees of the facility are necessarily Class C operators. This individual typically and at a minimum must be trained to:

  1. Control or monitor the dispensing or sale of regulated substances, and
  2. Take action as initial response to emergencies:
  • Situations posing an immediate danger or threat to the public or to the environment and that require immediate action.
  • Alarms caused by spills or releases from an UST system.

Written instructions or procedures shall be provided and visible at manned storage tank facilities, and be readily available for unmanned facilities for persons performing duties of the Class C operator to follow and to provide notification necessary in the event of emergency conditions. If a Facility has retail sales but not to the general public, such as club cards, or is considered non-retail, fleet vehicles for example, a Class C operator must be immediately available by phone and be able to be onsite within 2 hours.

Course Description

This course provides the Class C UST Operator an overview of the training needed to respond to emergency conditions at underground storage tank (UST) facilities. Our 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
  • Overfill prevention
  • Monitoring of the UST facility Fire safety and introduction to fire extinguishers
  • Alarm panel recognition and response procedures
  • Fuel spill containment and cleanup


Initial Class C training is required prior to the assumption of Class C Operator responsibilities. Annual refresher training of the Class C individual must also be documented.

At the end of the course, a 10 question exam is administered and you will be required to answer 8 out of 10 questions correctly to be certified. When you pass the exam, you will be able to download your certificate of completion from the student log-in page. The Class B Operator will show you site-specific information such as the tank system layout, phone numbers to call and specific procedures that must be followed at the facility. Present this Certificate of Completion to the B Operator that conducts your walkthrough of the facility for them to sign, indicating site-specific training has been completed. If you will be working at more than one location, you will need to print a certificate for each location as they are site-specific.