Spill Management Training

Spill Management Training
£25 +VAT

This Spill Management Training course shows how to safely store, use and transport dangerous substances in order to minimise the risk of a spill. It also explains the most effective methods of spill response in the workplace and how to effectively use a Spill Kit.

This course outlines the responsibilities that employers have if their workplace and work activities involve using dangerous substances in quantities above COMAH threshold limits.

This course has been updated and is legally accurate in line with any guidance changes that have resulted from Brexit legislation - including any revisions to deadlines.

  • Written in compliance with UK legislation and guidance
  • Developed by health and safety professionals
  • Accredited by CPD and Assured by RoSPA
  • Online training course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 2 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted next working day
  • Downloadable PDF certificate available on completion

Who should take this course?

This Spill Management Training course is aimed at employees who work in industries where they are required to use, store or transport hazardous substances, such as solvents, pesticides and fuel.

The course is also beneficial for employers in these sectors. It outlines their duties and how to install controls to protect people, animals and the environment from the consequences of a spill.


CPD Approved
RoSPA Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is also assured by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents through their RoSPA Qualifications Assurance System, as providing up-to-date, quality and content-approved training.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 1 year. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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Course content

1Introduction to Spill Prevention and Control

What is a hazardous material, types of hazards posed by hazardous substances, why is spill prevention important, legal responsibilities, case study: Buncefield, United Kingdom, 2005, and case study: Union Carbide India Ltd, Bhopal, India, 1984.

2Hazardous Substances

Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation 2008 (CLP), hazard labelling and packaging, chemical labels for transporting hazardous goods, storage of dangerous goods, before accepting a shipment of hazardous substances, safety data sheets (SDSs), accepting a shipment of hazardous substances, control measures for storing hazardous substances, using hazardous chemicals safely, and emergency procedures.

3Planning for a Spill

Managing a spill, planning for a spill or leak, why do spills occur?, pollution risk assessment, engineering control options, administrative controls, Pollution Incident Response Plan, and writing a Pollution Incident Response Plan.

4Managing a Spill

Recognising and evaluating a spill or leak, evaluating the risks, quantities and potential impacts, spill kits, vehicle spill kits and training, stopping the spill or leak at the source, containing a spill, protecting all the ways that the pollutant can get into the system, cleaning up the spill, assessing the spill and refilling your spill kit, and spill management training video.

 Download Course Overview (PDF)

Aims of the course

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand what is meant by a hazardous substance.
  • Understand the legislation surrounding pollution prevention in the UK.
  • Know how to identify hazardous substances on site and what information you can find on the Safety Data Sheet.
  • Be aware of the different safety methods and spill prevention techniques available to prevent and control the spillage of hazardous substances.
  • Understand what needs to be included in an on- and off-site emergency procedure and when you are legally required to have one under COMAH.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 15 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.