Intermediate Spill Training

Argyle Commercial Intermediate Spill Response Course


Course Agenda (4hrs)


Site Inspection

It is standard practice for our trainer to become familiar with the client's establishment and capabilities beforehand, and to this end a site inspection can be arranged. This site inspection would consist of a walk around all pertinent areas and inspection of relevant spills response kits. Any potential spill or safety issues noted during that walk are pointed out and form part of the trainers understanding of the business.

Module 1


  • Access, interpret and apply spill response documentation, and ensure the work activity is compliant.
  • Administration
  • EPA (State) Legislation (personal liability)
  • WHS (State) Legislation (personal liability)
  • Liaison with Councils, EPA, Work-Cover, Fire & other Agencies
  • Company Environmental WMS
  • Identify and report possible spills risks and hazards to operations and environment
  • Company SOP's
  • Risk management
  • Written Competency-based quiz

15 Minute Coffee Break


Module 2


  • Coordinate activities with others and establish communication systems to be used during spills
  • Safety First: Equipment and Personnel Protection
  • P.P.E legislation (personal liability)
  • S.D.S Legislation (personal liability)
  • Company Spill Response Plan
  • Containment techniques and protocols
  • Sorbent and sorbent types
  • Tabletop Demos Spills: (oil, petroleum coolants, and chemicals on water, soil and hardstand surfaces)
  • The "Seven Steps" in spill management
  • Written Competency-based quiz


Module 3


  • Risk Management Use of Sorbents, Spill Equipment and Waste management
  • Good housekeeping
  • Dangerous goods
  • Identify and learn how to utilise spill response equipment
  • Oil Absorbent Booms
  • Containment Booms
  • The containment and Recovery of Oil in Ice and Snow
  • Management and Effects on Wildlife
  • Skimmers
  • Identify and label Waste for Disposal
  • Waste minimisation and disposal techniques
  • Toolbox report
  • Written Competency-based quiz


30 Minute Lunch Break


Module 4


  • Spill Team Development and Actions
  • Step 1. Discuss and plan hands on exercises
  • Step 2. Discuss relevant safety issues and complete
  • Step 3. Proceed to exercises
  • Step 4. Participation in group development of Spill Kit Induction
  • Step 5. Requirements for spill stations and spill kit design
  • Step 6. On competition of exercises return to classroom, for debriefing on exercises and Course
  • Administration
  • Written Competency-based quiz



Course Reports Contents:


Our policy is to present the client with succinct reports pertaining to spills training and any ancillary inspections and/or practical exercise components of that training, as follows:


1. Preamble
2. General site observations on spill response suggestions
3. Observations on class training sessions
4. Copies of survey forms from participants on Argyle Commercial training
5. Observations regarding existing site spill response equipment


Accreditation Certificates will be forwarded to students and company after the student paperwork has been examined by RTO and payment of invoice has been received


This course is conducted at client sites over four hours which includes a classroom presentation session and practical demonstrations using spill kits and specific spill equipment.  Please note that the course agenda time depends on any addition traveling time between spill exercise/s and trainer may need to extend the course without extra costs being incurred.


All participants would have received as handouts during course:


  • Argyle Commercial Workplace Spill Response 38p Booklet
  • Comprehensive 123p Reference Manual
  • Excerpts booklet from Government Legislation


On successful completion of the theory and practical assessments, learners receive either an Argyle Commercial training certificate or a statement of Attainment in a Unit of Competency.  ACM Training Services (RTO110084) partners with us for the accredited courses below. An accredited course is a learning programme that meets industry standards and is recognised on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). This qualification will equip you with a high-quality education and is recognised by employers and other institutes.


Accreditation Certificates will only be forwarded to students and company after the student paperwork has been examined by RTO and payment of invoice has been received.


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