Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Environment Spills Training ( Hazardous Toxic Substances )


This course is designed for personnel responsible for managing and dealing with hazardous materials. The aim of the course is to give course members an appreciation of the need for strict control procedures needed to enable them to deal with different types of spill accidents.

Course Content

1. Understand the steps in dealing with a spillage

2. Be able to select the correct spill control media and equipment
3. Know the procedure for summoning assistance

4. Environment Spills Response: Overview

-  What is a spill under the regulations
-  Reportable quantities
-  Fines and costs associated with spills
-  Spill video "Hazardous Materials - Leaks, Drips and Spill Cleanup"

5. Health Effects Of Exposure To A Chemical Spill:

-  Toxicology - how chemicals affect our body
-  Routes of Entry
-  Chemistry for non-chemists

6. Personal Protective Equipment:

-  Protective clothing
-  Respirator protection etc

7. Spill Equipment:

-  Various adsorbents available on the market
-  Agents for neutralization

8. Spill Procedures & Clean up:

-  General spill control procedures
-  Dealing with oils and solvents
-  Dealing with reactive materials

9. Potential For Spills:

-  Workshop-group identifies specific materials at their location that  could spill and could cause an    environmental hazard
-  Review & discuss your current spills response procedures

10.How Long Does It Take?

-  Theory training takes four hours. Chemical Spill Response Drill And     Review will take three hours

Target Audience

All workers, supervisors, managers, engineers and joint health and safety committee members who are involved with spills procedures


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