Online Tank Operator Training Program Available

Posted on October 11, 2013


Online Tank Operator Training Program Available

The PTMAA is pleased to be offering free online training to storage tank operators in Alberta. The 14-module program is intended to improve safety and compliance with storage tank regulations in the province.  Any employee that has responsibility for operating underground storage tanks or underground piping connected to aboveground tanks, is encouraged to take the training.

Although there are 14 short modules, not all of the content may apply to your tank responsibilities. For example, there's a module on corrosion protection of steel tanks and piping. Your tank system may be constructed of non-corrosive material like fiberglass so there's no need for you to take that training. The first five and last four modules will apply to all users. The second module will help you understand the equipment you have and what modules apply to you. After each module is a quiz with questions based on the material you've just covered. After all five questions have been answered you can submit your answer sheet and the quiz will be scored. The quiz requires a score of 100% to be complete. All the answers are in the content of the training module so review the material again and re-take the quiz if you don't get 100%. After taking all the modules that apply to you, a Certificate of Completion can be printed. It will list all the modules you've taken and scored 100% on. This training is presently not a mandatory requirement of Alberta's tank regulations but the PTMAA will use your participation to identify training opportunities in its enforcement of the Fire Code. There is no limit for the number of employees registering through each Site Code. This training program is for instructional purposes only. The program does not constitute a complete training package. It is intended for educational purposes only. The training is not a substitute for Alberta Fire Code regulations or any other regulation it does not impose legally binding requirements. No responsibility is accepted by the PTMAA, any of its members or the Government of Alberta regarding its content, preparation or publication or for any statement herein or omission there from which may result in any loss, damage or injury to any party using or consulting this training material. Take the online training here.