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Tait Offers Classroom Training in Illinois

Tait offered the First Online A/B UST Operator Training Course in Illinois. Now, TAIT has completed our first classroom session of Class A/B and Class C UST Operator Trainings and Certifications in the State of Illinois.

Tait gave one Class A/B session and two Class C sessions to fulfill a full day of training. Tim Uhrik, who helped in the development of the training program, proctored the course. The Class A/B course was successfully completed within 4.5 hours (yes, we give the students a break). The individual Class C courses were completed within 1 hour. Each course has an associated exam. A/B exams are 60 questions, and C exams are 10 questions. The class went well – everyone passed the Certification Exams on their first try!

Our Illinois A/B course covers a variety of topics with regards to USTs:

  • Class A, B and C Operator roles and responsibilities
  • Overview of UST systems
  • UST operator requirements
  • Release detection
  • Record keeping
  • Release reporting, confirmation, and corrective action

Tait’s overall objective is to educate the prospective Class A or B operator on the State of Illinois and USEPA Federal Regulations governing the operation of underground storage tanks. The course will prepare students to take our online Class A or B UST Operator Certification Exam.

Topics covered with regard to the Illinois Class C course include:

  • 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

The focus of our Class C Course is to provide an overview of the training needed to respond to emergency conditions at underground storage tank (UST) facilities.

Tait offers a day of training starting at $4,000 and is willing to fill the day with a combination of A/B and C courses. Have you scheduled your classroom training, yet? Contact us today!

Proposed UST Operator Training Rules for Illinois

The Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) has filed proposed UST operator training rules.   The rules are anticipated to be finalized in early January 2012.   

The comment period formally closes at Midnight on Monday October 24, 2011.  Comments may be mailed or faxed to the following address:

Tom Andryk
Technical Advisor III
Office of the State Fire Marshal
1035 Stevenson Drive
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 524-9284 (facsimile)

If you have any questions about the proposed rules, contact Andy Tait (ATait@TAIT.com).