Are you curious about the UST Operator Training requirements in Illinois? TAIT has worked closely with the State of Illinois while developing our Class A/B UST Operator Training and Class C UST Operator Training courses and we are happy to help answer any specific questions you have.
Subpart F of the Final Operator Training Rules which were effective February 15, 2012 details out the training requirements, frequency compliance expectations, everything. The state also put together a great Questions and Answers document that may tell you what you are looking for. Here are some highlights and our thoughts:
- How often do Operators need to be trained and certified? Every 2 years. TAIT is happy to offer a discount to returning clients. Email us to register for the courses.
- What about New Hires? A and B UST Operators must be trained within 30 Days of assuming responsibility. Class C Operators must be trained before assuming responsibility. Online courses are the fastest way to be trained, as they can be attended 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all on the student’s schedule.
- Can my Class A/B Operators train my class Cs? As long as the course has been approved by the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM). That means that once your A/B UST Operators have been through training and are certified, you can create your own course for them to train your C Operators, and apply to have it approved. Tait also offers a bulk discount for C Operators if you would like to take advantage of an already approved course. Contact us for a bulk discount code.
Class A Operators have primary responsibility to operate and maintain a UST. The Class A Operator’s responsibilities often include managing resources and personnel, such as establishing work assignments, to achieve and maintain compliance with regulatory requirements. Class A Operators are also primarily responsible for making sure that any suspected release or reportable spill is reported in a timely manner to IEMA (and 911 where required) and that financial responsibility requirements are met for the facility.
Class B Operators implement applicable UST regulatory requirements and standards in the field, including the day-to-day aspects of UST operation, maintenance and recordkeeping at one or more UST facilities.
Class C Operators are responsible for responding to alarms or other indications of emergencies caused by spills or releases from USTs. Not all employees of a UST facility are necessarily Class C Operators.
Tait offered the First Online A/B UST Operator Training Course in Illinois.
TAIT also offers classroom sessions of Class A/B and Class C UST Operator Trainings and Certifications in the State of Illinois.