Your spill containment team is your most valuable asset to protect your site and the environment from pollution incidents. Spill responders and environmental officials must be aware of any changes in legislation or upgrades to spill prevention products. Staff training has a big impact on the effectiveness of your spill containment strategy and response plan.
Spill kits are one of the most significant defensive measures in the fight against pollution, but having well-trained first responders is also crucial. If a spill does occur, you may guarantee that it is contained by having appropriate spill containment measures in place and well-trained personnel.
Although health and safety/environmental managers are often knowledgeable about spill kits, they are rarely the first responders to a disaster. The spill’s severity has greatly grown by the time the alarm has been sounded, and they have arrived on the scene. The case studies highlight how inexperienced labor can transform a spill into a pollution catastrophe that could have been avoided.
Australia’s Specialist Spill Control Training
Our spill training focuses on ensuring that your employees have the knowledge and confidence to safely and effectively operate your spill containment facilities to protect human health and the environment. We can train a large number of people in a single session. A typical spill control and containment training session consists of a classroom session and a hands-on demonstration that covers the following topics:
- To protect personnel, the environment, and property, we ensure that operatives are aware of the need for prioritising while dealing with a spill situation (in order of precedence).
- How various things (oils, chemicals, biological fluids, and meals such as milk) can endanger people and the environment.
- Knowing the many types of drainage systems and how to safeguard them.
- Understanding the environmental sensitivity around the site, e.g., Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI’s).
- Health and safety aspects of spill response.
- Case studies examining the health and safety, environmental, and economic consequences of spills.
- Following the clean-up, note any additional requirements, such as garbage disposal, restocking, and paperwork.
- Specialist product training.
- A live spill demonstration using non-hazardous material.
- Outline your Spill Response Procedure and discuss in detail decision-making before commencing clean up.
- Optional multiple-choice test
Our spill control training is tailored to your specific needs and includes knowledge about the dangers related to your site as well as the controls you have in place. We recognise the distinctions between sessions tailored to specific industries, such as;
- Distribution depots whose main risks will be fuel spillages.
- Industrial sites may use aggressive chemicals like caustic soda and hydrochloric acid.
- Food manufacturers may have additional risks such as milk, beer, and cream.
Spill Containment Training Using Spill Kits
We will teach how to utilise our spill kits, which are the most common spill containment techniques, but we can also conduct demos on additional spill containment procedures on-site, such as:
- Drain covers
- Portable drain-blocking bladders
- Tertiary containment valves
Our training follows advice from the Environmental Regulator on what spill training should consist of and includes:
- Awareness of the materials on the potential sites for harm to humans and the environment;
- Information on the site’s surrounding environment’s sensitivity;
- Your company’s environmental responsibility;
- The proper use of personal protective equipment, as well as any necessary and suitable health and safety training;
- Procedures for reporting if there is a risk of pollution of surface water, groundwater, or land;
- Reporting to the local water/sewerage undertaker if a discharge to the foul or combined sewer is involved;
- Safe and correct use of all spill clean-up equipment or pollution prevention structures and devices on-site;
- Safe handling and legal disposal of contaminated materials and wastes resulting from an incident, including arrangements for using specialist contractors and services;
- Appropriate and safe decontamination.
Oil Spill Containment Training
Oils are the primary source of pollution at many industrial sites. Typically, substantial fuel storage on-site or vehicles bringing “foreign dangers” to the site. We can tailor our training to address the full range of health and safety risks posed by oils, from skin problems like dermatitis to more serious health risks like cancer to oils posing other dangers like fire hazards for flammable oils like gasoline.
We will make certain that the delegates understand how to safely deal with oil spills to protect the environment (1 litre of oil can contaminate a million litres of water). If your team can efficiently deploy selective oil absorbents on land and water, you’ll be in good shape.
Chemical Spill Containment Training
Chemicals provide the greatest health and safety concerns in the case of a leak at most sites. While some sites may include corrosives such as hydrochloric acid or caustic soda, even less severe chemicals pose a significant health and safety risk. Did you know that combining bleach and degreaser produces chlorine gas, which can be deadly if inhaled? Our training will ensure that delegates are aware of the dangers that chemical spills can cause and how to protect themselves using personal protective equipment (PPE) and respiratory protection equipment (RPE).
Our spill training will ensure that trainees are aware of the dangers chemicals cause to the environment and the significant risks chemicals represent to health and safety. A liter of solvent can pollute 100 million liters of drinking water, and even 0.5 parts per million ammonia are harmful to fish. We’ll teach your employees how to utilise chemical spill kits and other containment techniques on the job to limit the risk of harm and environmental damage from a leak.
Foodstuff Spill Containment Training
Pollution risks are especially significant at food transfer, packaging, and manufacturing locations. Substances including milk, cream, beer, fruit juice (particularly concentrates), and glucose can cause significant environmental harm. Naturally occurring bacteria break down foodstuffs entering a watercourse, which depletes oxygen in the water and causes fish to suffocate. Staff working on locations with pollution hazards from organic spills must be aware of the dangers these substances bring and how to safely and effectively contain spills.
Employers are required by law to instruct employees about job risks. In addition, if employees need to contain spills, they must be trained to be aware of the dangers the spill presents and how to contain them safely.
Our professional spill containment training assists you in meeting your environmental responsibilities. Renew Solutions is the industry leader in industrial spill kit training, with courses ranging from beginning to advanced.
We are aware of the difficulties you endure. Regulatory demands have risen considerably, and businesses now face stiff penalties. Our professionals created a wide range of spill containment training courses to make it easier to meet your environmental duties.
Spill kit and spill containment training classes from Renew Solutions improve participants’ knowledge and abilities in both theory and practice of spill containment, prevention, and clean-up.
The trainers at Renew Solutions have a combined expertise of many years in the field. As a result, Renew Solutions’ spill containment training courses focus on teaching skills that your employees can use right away, guaranteeing that you can accomplish your business’s commercial and environmental goals.