Emergency Response To Chemical Spills

Category: Emergency Response To Chemical Spills

Course Description

The Chemical Spill Response training program is designed to provide you and/or your staff with sufficient knowledge about the theory of spill response to enable you to plan for and respond to incidents in your own organization, such as a spillage in a laboratory or warehouse, or even a leak from a bulk tanker that has rolled over.

This program is divided into two parts, the first part creates chemical hazard awareness coupled with the theory of spill response. The second part covers practical exercises to test your ability to deal with an incident in your workplace. GCA training program provides you with the ability to recognize hazards and understand the information that accompanies chemicals. It offers a comprehensive view on the properties of chemical substances and how they might behave when spilt. This will help you to fully assess the risks, devise a plan to deal with any spillage and ensure the response team follows a safe way of working. We are able to customize the content to include the chemicals found at your premises and to incorporate your organization’s spill procedure.


Understand the various type of chemical spills and Hazards effects

Understand the dos and don’ts when hazardous chemical spills

Develop practical skills to deal with emergency situations arising from chemical spills.

Develop a preventive approach to establish safe job procedures

Who Should Attend

  • This program is aimed at anyone involved responding to a chemical spill in the workplace.
  • Past delegates include couriers, waste clean-up contractors, laboratory workers, safety personnel, safety & health officer, site supervisor, factory managers and production manager.

Course Outline

  • Hazard Identification: Know your Hazards
  • Properties and Behaviour
  • Chemical effects and first aid
  • Make Materials and Equipment Available
  • Assessing the situation
  • The theory of response
  • Site/Factory/Warehouse, Plant Visit
  • Using Protective Clothing and Spill Kits
  • Practical Response to Incidents
  • Practice the Procedure of Your Organization
  • Dealing with problems that response teams face.
  • Write Spill Response Procedures