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August 15, 2022

Free Webinar: Understanding the Various UST Leak Test Requirements

UST regulations allow for operators to choose a variety of different leak detection technologies in order to comply with UST regulations. Unfortunately this leads to a lot of confusion because of the variety of different leak test out there. Some tests are for 0.1 gallons per hour (GPH), some are for o.2 GPH and even 3 GPH. And some have no leak rate, just red light or green light.
Get clear on what tests are important, where test are located within the UST system, and what device does the test. UST expert Ben Thomas will also explain the different types of leak test and how to tell them apart.

Friday, 10 AM Pacific Time, August 30, 2022

Register today

 

August 11, 2022

What’s New with our Class C UST Operator Training Course?

As you know, one benefit of using our online Class C UST Operator Training course is the site-specific worksheets. The worksheets are a helpful way to help show employees the location of important safety equipment at your UST sites. After you take our nationally recognized online course, you work with your supervisor to learn the safety equipment at your particular UST location.

Over the years, the worksheets have become so popular that a number of state UST agencies have begun requiring them.

We recently made some significant improvements to our worksheets:

  • Easier to fill out. PDF versions are now fillable. Now, type your answers and print – or save a digital copy for your records.
  • Easier to sign. Supervisors, as well as Class A/B UST operators, can now sign off on the worksheets.
  • Easier to find. Worksheets are now embedded directly inside the course. No more going to another page to download.

If you’ve been using our nationally recognized Class C there’s not much you need to do. However you do need to be aware that the worksheets are now inside the course instead of an external link on our webpage.

Lastly we wanted to let folks know we’ve added a warning label to to the worksheets to remind Class C operators that our worksheets are a supplement to the training and not a replacement for the training. Use of the worksheet alone does not mean you have been trained.

Any questions please contact us anytime at 866-301-8265 or [email protected].

 

August 10, 2022

Scaling your Class C Solution: What’s Best for Your Company

In the world of UST regulations, variability reigns. Ninety-nine times out of a hundred, an answer to virtually any UST question starts with “it depends.”  The same goes for the question:

What’s the best online option for me for Class C UST Operator Training?

Well, it depends on what you have and what you want.

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July 29, 2022

Join us Fridays 10 – 11 AM Pacific on Zoom for Tank Savvy Chats

We are continuing our popular Tank Savvy Chats on Fridays so please join in and meet other UST professionals from around the country. Sign in and enjoy a rich conversation with others with UST expertise. Or join brand new to the UST universe and bring your questions.

10-11 AM Pacific Time. No experience necessary. Phone, tablet, laptop, PC friendly. And camera preferred so we can see your smiling face.

Ben Thomas, President of UST Training, has had a busy travel schedule but should be free most Fridays through the end of 2022. Click on this link and check out our schedule.

Also feel free to share this with your friends and colleagues.

Sign  up today! It’s free, fun and helpful!

As always, any questions – please contact us anytime at 866-301-8265 or [email protected].

July 29, 2022

What does a 3 gallon per hour leak look like in a pressurized UST line?

If you’re a UST operator and have taken our Class A/B or C UST operator training, you’ll know that a mechanical or electronic line leak detector can find a 3 gallon per hour leak. But what does a 3 gallon per hour leak actually look like?

 

 

July 28, 2022

Get Inside a UST System with Dover’s Virtual Forecourt

Dover fueling solutions has been a good friend to UST Training over the years so we’d like to share a few things: an awesome online app where you can experience UST systems in a three-dimensional way. Great for new inspectors and operators. Learn more here.

https://www.opwglobal.com/retailfueling/virtualforecourt/

Also: want to learn about Dover Fueling Solution’s Compliance Asset Management system?

 

July 28, 2022

Webinar: Leveraging Internet Technology for UST Compliance

There are plenty of digital tools out there to improve UST compliance if you know what’s available. See what’s out there, what works, and why you should consider these at-your-fingertips technological solutions.

Hear from UST expert Ben Thomas of UST Training and learn about online solutions for inventory, test results, alarm response, monthly inspections, advanced ATG features, compliance scheduling reporting, UST operator training (of course) and more! From a live webinar broadcast 7/27/2022

Need some Internet service advice? Contact us anytime.  866-301-8265 or [email protected]

July 19, 2022

UST Training Renews Contract with Arizona DEQ to Provide No Cost Training

UST Training is pleased to announce we have renewed our contract with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) to continue to provide high quality and –more importantly –no cost training to Arizona’s Class A/B and C UST operators.

Since October 2020 we have certified almost 800 Class A/B operators and nearly 2000 class C operators. We offer the training at no cost to the operators and the ADEQ reimburses us for each certificate of completion.

Feedback has been very positive:

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July 1, 2022

Guam and CNMI Refresher Required this July

Haha Adai Guam and CNMI UST Operators:

Important
This is an important reminder to renew your UST operator training certificate. Your Class A/B license may expire sometime in July. Refresher training is required every two years in order to be in compliance with Guam and CNMI UST operator training rules.

On-Line Option
Unfortunately we will not be able to offer live class A/B operator training as we have done in the past. However we do have a self-paced online option available. See Guam Class A/B UST Operator Training and CNMI Class A/B UST Operator Training (by reciprocity)

This course is valid in both Guam and CNMI (by reciprocity – uses the Guam course). Just follow the link and select your class and number of operators to purchase and assign training.

How to Start

You can purchase and take the training anytime you like. Plus there are significant savings if you purchase more than 5, 10 or 15 licenses at a time. You can purchase now and train later. With our new system you can now create team accounts to track multiple operators.

We’re sorry we won’t be able to see you in person this year but hopefully this online option will make it easier to take the training from your home or office.

It’s been a tough couple of years with Covid and we hope you and your family and friends and coworkers are safe and healthy.

As always if you have any questions regarding UST operator training please contact us anytime. And feel free to pass this along to friends and coworkers.

Any question? 866-301-6265 or [email protected].

 

June 21, 2022

What Sets Us Apart From Other UST trainers?

We always like to see smart shoppers when it comes to purchasing online Class A/B or C UST operator training. Recently someone asked –perhaps for the first time — “What makes your trainings unique?”

Here’s how we replied:

We were the Nation’s very first provider of approved UST operator training and have over 35 years of experience in the UST industry.

We only use pictures of real life examples of UST sites.

We not only cover the rules but also provide best management practices to help you be the best operator you can be.

We are considered industry leaders and have excellent working relationships with your own state UST agency. Currently Ben Thomas, UST Training’s President, is on the Board of Directors of the Petroleum Equipment Institute.

We have our own YouTube channel to help operators go even deeper after class. See www.youtube.com/usttraining

We don’t just accept payment, train and issue certificates. We love what we do and we’re happy to provide free technical and regulatory assistance before, during and after class. About us.

We’ve trained many operators over the years, mostly online, but we’ve done numerous training classes for the public which includes convenience stores, utility companies, and military bases.

We offer Class C operator training in Hindi and are committed to helping multicultural and multi-language audiences.

On a personal note, Ben Thomas has been in this industry 35 years and still loves helping operators problem-solve their unique challenges. We’ve got a great team and we laugh a lot, we enjoy what we do and we try to make our training interesting, relevant, and even a little playful.

Need help deciding which training is best for you? Contact us anytime at 866-301-8265 or [email protected]