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Spill Response Training

Along with our great range of spill kits, we offer a range of training courses, from toolbox talks to basic 1 hour sessions to in depth training sessions, all of which can be customised to suit your requirements. Our most popular course is our 1 hour "Spill Savvy" training session.

Basic Spill Training

Spill Savvy - General Environmental Awareness & Spill Kit Induction Basic Course

 

Argyle Commercial's basic spill kit training program runs for around 1 hour and covers legislation, housekeeping and spill response.

 

The purpose of "Spill Savvy" is to provide basic on site awareness to personnel in the workplace of their responsibility and duty of care in relation to the environment, including a brief overview of different spill control and containment methods and the appropriate steps in using spill response kits.

 

Course Procedure:

 

The introduction to the course ensures all participants are made aware of their responsibilities, legal obligations and duty of care in the workplace.  Information is provided regarding the different absorbents available, methodology of containing liquids and options in relation to the appropriate steps in attending to a spill.

 

The main content of this course concentrates on the correct six step procedures for using spill kits. This is broken up in to the following:

 

  1. Initial response Evaluation of the spill area
  2. Control Stop the spill
  3. Containment Containing the spill
  4. Clean Up Absorbent selection and use
  5. Disposal Methods Ensuring the used absorbent materials are disposed of in the correct manner
  6. Reporting & Restocking Reporting to Management and any other relevant authorities and ensuring all used materials are replaced

 

A certificate is issued to each participant on their successful completion of the course. The approximate duration of the course is 1 hour, and the ideal number of participants is 10-15, max 20.

 

Codes are as follows:

 

Code Description
200-0000 Basic Spill Response Training

 

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


FINISH Course

 

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.

 

Advanced Responder Spill Training

Argyle Commercial Advanced Spill Responders Course

 

Course Agenda (8hrs)

 

This training covers four hours theory + 1/2 day for field exercises.  The course is designed to provide full knowledge in response to spill incidents in any environment. It is ideal for training Emergency Response Personnel and Dedicated Response Teams. Practical exercises are included to enhance the use of client's spill response equipment.

 

It is standard practice 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 and in discussion are pointed out and form part of the trainers understanding of the business.

 

MODULE 1

 

  • Administration
  • Safety First
  • Overview & introduction to WHS, EPA, P.P.E & S.D.S Current Legislation, Company and Participant Personal Liability
  • Liaison with Councils, EPA, Work-Cover, Fire & other Agencies
  • Review EPA Spill Plan Requirements
  • Risk management
  • Company Environmental policy
  • Environmental site Spill Risk Assessment Procedures
  • Identify and report possible spills risks and hazards to operations and environment
  • Implement and Monitor Environment Sustainability
  • Preparation of Pollution Incident and Response Management Plans
  • Identify and report possible spills risks and hazards to operations and environment
  • Company SOP's
  • Questions to class throughout module
  • Written Competency-based quiz

10 Minute Coffee Break

MODULE 2

 

  • P.P.E legislation (personal liability)
  • S.D.S Legislation (personal liability)
  • Incorporation of the Company SOP's, Emergency Plans, Procedures and Environmental Policy
  • Discuss workplace spills and implement work practices
  • Fire Safety in the workplace (who's responsible?)
  • Questions to class throughout module
  • Written Competency-based quiz

 

MODULE 3

 

  • Site survey
  • Good housekeeping
  • Storage Guidelines for Chemicals and initiate better housekeeping
  • Sorbent and sorbent types
  • Containment techniques and protocols
  • Dangerous goods
  • The "Seven Steps" in spill management
  • Tabletop Demos Spills (chemicals - petroleum distillate products - on water, soil and hardstand surfaces)
  • Bio-Remediation Techniques (Referring to Reference Manual (pages 99-110)
  • Spills on ice and snow. "When applicable" (Referring to Reference Manual (pages 111-128)
  • Questions to class throughout module
  • Written Competency-based quiz

 

MODULE 4

 

  • Wildlife
  • Containment Booms
  • Skimmers
  • Waste ministration and disposal techniques
  • Questions to class throughout module
  • Written Competency-based quiz

 

30 Minute Lunch Break

 

MODULE 5

 

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 exercise-s.
  • Step 4. Requirements for spill stations and spill kit design, available resources, equipment and spill kits contents.
  • Practical hands on Exercise Training
  • Step 5. Participation in group development of Spill Kit Induction
  • Step 6 Practical Steps in Clean-up Techniques

 

MODULE 6

 

On competition of exercise-s return to classroom, for debriefing on exercises and course administration
Questions to class throughout module
Written Competency-based quiz

 

On successful completion of the theory and practical assessments, learners receive either an Argyle Commercial training certificate or a statement of attainment in the RIIRIS2023D Unit of Competency.

 

FINISH Course

 

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.
6. Copies of certificates are sent to employer, for company records.

 

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 the Unit 's 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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