Spill Response Training Course

Your spill responders are your most valuable asset in ensuring protection of your site and the environment from pollution incidents. As legislation changes and enhancements are made in spill prevention products it is critical that spill responders and environmental officers are aware of this.  The effectiveness of your sites spill prevention strategy and response plan is greatly influenced by staff training.

Having spill kits and equipment is important but knowing how to use them is essential.

Investment in spill training assists towards ISO14001 and Investors In People, meets with regulations including Pollution Prevention Guidelines (PPG21) and Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations (COMAH) and forms part of your Pollution Incident Response Plan.

For everyday operations spill training ensures familiarity with your Emergency Plan, reduces likelihood of a pollution incident, significantly reduces costs associated with spill clean up, provides knowledge and skills needed to safely manage spills on site and creates awareness of the potential risks associated with liquid spills.

Training is undertaken by our experienced, dedicated trainers with real experience of spills.  Courses can be tailored to your own unique requirements and all candidates receive a certification.

Training can be carried out at your site of our training centres in Kent and Merseyside.

“Major pollution incidents can in many cases be prevented if appropriate pollution prevention measures are taken at an early stage. Planning is the key to success, and both preventative measures and incident response strategies need to be carefully addressed”.
(Environment Agency)

Ensure key staff understand their responsibility for site safety, spill control and environmental protection.  Spill response training provides familiarity with emergency planning, drainage systems, spill prevention and clean up products and techniques

Course content

  • Physical make up of absorbents
  • Personal safety/PPE
  • Suitability
  • Containment and clean up techniques
  • Disposal
  • Reporting
  • Replenishment of spill kits
  • Storage and handling awareness
  • Relevant legislation
  • Duty of care
  • Site contingency planning
  • Regulators
  • Consequences of pollution
  • Practical use of personal risk assessment
  • Drain sealing techniques
  • Spill exercise
  • De-briefing

Materials provided

  • All consumable items
  • Training handouts

Duration

  • 3-5 hours (based on site specific requirements)

No of candidates

  • Up to 12

About the trainer

Our Oil Spill Response Training is undertaken by Steve Waddington. Steve has been working in the spill industry for over 18 years. He has trained many companies including the Haz Mat Fire Service officers at the Moreton-in-Marsh National Training Centre, The Environment Agency, Manweb and Scottish Power, whilst working with the latter, helped put together their current training programme. Steve Waddington has also attended many spills and helped in the development of new products for dealing with spills. He holds the following certificates:

  • NEBOSH
  • Waste Awareness Certificate (WAC) Foundation Level - Trainer Approval (provisional)
  • Inland Oil Spill Response Training
  • Steve is covered and approved by our BSIF Quality Mark and UK Spill accreditation