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4 or 8 hour training programs


Spills in the workplace can result in serious personal injury as well as substantial property damage. If the spill escapes the workplace, the resulting impact to the natural environment could be devastating. A spill has the potential to impact any business as well as its surrounding community.

Given these high stakes, it’s important for an employer to take proactive steps to minimize the risk of a spill as well. It’s equally important to ensure that effective procedures and equipment, in the hands of well-trained personnel, are available on site to deal with a spill in the event that one occurs.

Participants in this course will develop an understanding of the risks involved in spill response, as well as the critical control concepts required to safely and effectively deal with a spill.


Training Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how to effectively recognize, evaluate & control spills.

  • Apply the fundamentals of the WHMIS / GHS program to ensure a core understanding of chemical hazards and controls.

  • Recognize spill prevention techniques.

  • Identify the correct use of standard spill response materials.

  • Understand a basic 10-Step Generic spill response plan as well as their roles and responsibilities within the plan.


Target Audience:
  • Workers expected to respond to a spill

  • Personnel who supervise employees that are responsible for spill response


Course Length and Options:

This training is generally conducted as a 4-hour session, based on the client’s needs and level of risk. This is determined by the volume and types of materials that could be involved with a spill at the worksite.

For simple scenarios (i.e. a 45 gallon drum of solvent spilling into a dock well), 4 hours of training is typically sufficient. For clients that want to incorporate a mock spill response (i.e. hands-on use of the equipment), the 4-hour session is increased to 8 hours.

Where possible, the training session will incorporate the client’s Written Spill Response Plan (if one exists).

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