Hazardous Materials Spill Response Course

Course Overview:

The training aims are designed to enable persons to gain a working knowledge of spill response procedures through both theoretical and practical demonstration sessions.

Learning Outcomes:

You will develop:

  • Have an understanding of the applicable environmental protection legislation.
  • Have an understanding of the risk assessment process.
  • Be able to describe the main definitions applicable to the spill control process.
  • Have an understanding of the hazards and consequences of a inadequately managed hazardous substance spill.
  • Be better informed of their responsibilities with regard to both preventing and managing hazardous substance spills.
  • Recognise and use effectively the equipment that is available for dealing with a hazardous substance spill.
  • Initiate and undertake emergency procedures as required for the substance involved.
  • Have an understanding of Fire & Rescue Service protocols in relation to hazardous substance incidents.

Course Syllabus:

  • Introduction, registration and review of the course aims
  • Legislation/Risk Assessment.
  • Definitions applicable to the safe management of a hazardous substance spill.
  • Overview of the COSHH regulations in relation to the handling of hazardous substances.
  • The hazards of various substances and the control measures applicable.
  • Ready use equipment available for spill response.
  • Initial Spill Response Procedures.
  • Fire & Rescue protocols for dealing with a hazardous substance.
  • Practical demonstration using spill response equipment.

Hazardous Materials Spill Response Course
Hazardous Materials Spill Response Course
Hazardous Materials Spill Response Course
Assess The Spill Area
Assess The Spill Area

Assess the spill area

Identify The Substance

Identify the substance

First Aid Spill Kit For Hydrocarbons

First aid spill kit for hydrocarbons

Clear Up After Dealing With The Spill And Dispose Of Safely

Clear up after dealing with the spill and dispose of safely

Serious Spills May Require The Use Of Protective Clothing

Serious spills may require the use of protective clothing

A Team Wearing Protective Clothing Assessing The Source Of A Leak Involving An Acid

A team wearing protective clothing assessing the source of a leak involving an acid

Course Duration:

2.5 hours

Who will benefit?

This course is suitable for staff with a requirement to work with environmentally hazardous substances within the workplace and those with a direct responsibility for Spill Control within the workplace.


A Hazardous Materials Spill Response Course certificate will be awarded on completion of the course.

Training Method:

Structured multimedia presentation.
Practical spill demonstration .
Comprehensive course notes are provided.


Up to 10 delegates from £400+VAT

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