Spill Management Training

Duration 2 hours

CPD Approved RoSPA Approved
Spill Management Training
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  • 100% online training

  • Start when you like

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

  • Instant assessment and result

  • 1 learner per course

  • Train teams of all sizes

  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

£25 +VAT

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Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

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.

100% online training

Access anywhere

Same day digital certificate

Printed certificate posted next working day

Full audio voiceover

Unlimited assessment attempts

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 Qualifications

What you'll learn

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.

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Module 1: Introduction 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.

Module 2: Hazardous 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.

Module 3: Planning 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.

Module 4: Managing 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.

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.

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.

Written by experts

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Neil Murray

Health and Safety Consultant

Neil Murray is a vastly experienced and highly qualified health and safety professional who has held roles such as Senior Health and Safety Executive inspector,  and Principal Inspector for Channel Tunnel construction. He has also held senior roles in an international infrastructure business, a major UK water utility company and a major construction group and provided management consultancy to numerous companies across a wide range of industries. 

Neil has a wide expertise in many sectors, including construction, civil engineering, manufacturing engineering, water and waste utilities, education, heritage sites, public safety, rail construction and operation, transport, marine, waste management, engineering design and industrial and facilities management services. 

Neil is a QSA auditor for RoSPA and also an author of published guidance on health and safety in the construction of the Channel Tunnel, work at height, major project management, and online training courses.

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