This is a classroom-based 1-day Western Canadian Spill Services (WCSS) affiliated course in spill response training. It is available from SCS when requested to suit your schedule, with a minimum of 5 student enrollments required.

If in your work you need to be a responder on the scene of a spill of hazardous products and registered dangerous goods, you need to learn the theory and skills to respond quickly, effectively, and safely. This course provides that information and practical exercises, with a focus for workers in the transportation, petroleum, and construction industries.

Course Content

Course topics include the following:

  • Emergency response planning
  • Use of hazardous products inventory
  • Selection and use of appropriate PPE
  • How to select and obtain appropriate spill kits from manufacturer
  • Use of the spill kit
  • Containment procedures
  • Safe and appropriate disposal of hazardous products once contained

In the course, you’ll learn what an emergency response plan should contain, and what responsibilities an organization has for executing its ERP.

You’ll see what hazardous products are involved in the spill, as well as how to determine and deal with their products and by-products. For your personal safety, you’ll cover what PPE is correct for the spilled product and how to determine and select appropriate PPE.

You will also learn how to correctly use a spill kit, what purpose spill dikes serve, and when they are appropriate.

You will address the priorities containment of a spilled product and how spilled products are disposed of safely and appropriately.

Prerequisites and PPE

You don’t need to complete any other courses or have any prior experience to enroll in this course. You also don’t need to bring along any personal protective equipment (PPE).

Note: All courses require you to have government-issued photo ID.