Spill Train The Trainer Course

Ensure that key staff understand their responsibility for site safety, spill control and environmental protection. Also to provide 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 exercised
  • De-briefing
  • Identifying and establishing training requirements
  • Designing the course
  • Delivering the course
  • Evaluation


  • 2 x 3.5 hour sessions

No of candidates

  • Up to 4

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:

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