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CHOOSING THE RIGHT SPILL KIT TRAINING FOR YOUR TEAM | ECOSPILL

Spill kits are required in many workplaces to meet environmental obligations and comply with Work Health and Safety regulations. However, there is more to it than just having the correct safety equipment on-site. 

As part of your responsibility to your employees, you are bound by due diligence to provide a safe work environment. These obligations are laid out by the Work Health and Safety Act of 2011. By these regulations, you are legally bound to take all reasonable steps to prevent, and to prepare for, spills of various substances. This includes having the right equipment on-site and choosing the right spill kit training for your staff.

At Ecospill, we offer a range of spill kit training, from beginner to advanced. Our spill kit training courses focus on what you need to know to meet your commercial demands and environmental obligations. In this article, we share some pointers on choosing the right spill kit training for your team.

FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING THE RIGHT SPILL KIT TRAINING

Which spill kit training course you choose for your staff will depend on a few things: 

  • Their role and how likely they are to be dealing with spills
  • The time you have available for your staff to be in training 
  • Your budget for spill kit training 

Do you feel unsure when it comes to choosing the right spill kit training for your staff? Ecospill is here to help guide you.

SPILL KIT TRAINING WITH ECOSPILL

Ecospill is proud to lead the way in industrial spill kit training. Our experienced educators deliver quality courses from introductory level through to in-depth training. We understand the challenges you face. Regulatory demands have increased and companies now face tough fines. Our spill kit training courses are designed by experts. Ecospill training aims to help make it simple to keep your people and the environment safe.

Our courses develop participants’ skills and understanding of both the theory and practice of spill prevention, containment, and clean-up. Collectively, our Ecospill trainers have over 10 years’ hands-on industry experience. 

SPILL RESPONSE: FUNDAMENTALS

This spill kit training course covers the fundamentals of emergency spill response, in both theory and practice. Participants will learn how best to minimise the impact of a spill by understanding the basics of spill control, containment and clean-up.

This course is ideal for all staff who may have to store, use, dispose of, or respond to an incident involving fuels, oils, or chemical liquid spills. These staff may include workshop, depot and factory personnel, team leaders, drivers and mechanics, for example. 

This fundamentals course takes 1 hour and 40 minutes including time for questions. By the end of the course you can expect participants to know:

  • introduction into EPA Guidelines
  • environmental duty of care
  • contaminants and pollutants
  • absorbent selection
  • the Universal 7-Step Spill Response Guide
  • correct product application.

You can find more details about this spill kit training course here.

SPILL RESPONSE: IN-DEPTH 

This course expands on our Fundamentals spill kit training. It provides a more in-depth understanding of spill response, control, containment, and clean-up. This course is adapted from our accredited Certificate IV qualification and prepared in this shortened form to bring you the ideal spill kit training solution for everyday personnel. 

It is ideal for those who deal with day-to-day processes, storage and use of petroleum, chemical and any dangerous goods liquids. This personnel may include workshop, depot and factory personnel, team leaders, drivers and mechanics, for example. 

As well as a theory component, participants will be actively involved in liquid type identification and MSDS interpretation. They will also perform a simulated spill clean-up operation.

This in-depth spill response course takes four hours including time for questions. By the end of the course you can expect participants to know:

  • EPA legislation
  • EPA guidelines for bunding and spill management
  • environmental duty of care
  • contamination issues
  • absorbent selection
  • correct liquid identification
  • MSDS interpretation
  • the Universal 7-Step Spill Response Guide
  • correct product application
  • practical spill response scenario.

You can find more details about this spill kit training course here.

NEED HELP? 

Ecospill is here to help you with your safety equipment and training needs. We offer a range of spill response training and accredited spill training courses. Courses take place at our training facilities in QLD or WA. We can also conduct any of our spill kit training courses on your premises (subject to numbers).

If you need help choosing the right spill kit training for your staff, give us a call to discuss.