Pollution Prevention - emergency spill response
Duration 0.2 days
Team Health and Safety
  • Provide an introduction to spill response
  • Provide skills to help with Pollution Prevention
For / Special Requirements Cleaning staff, porters, facility managers, accommodation managers, maintenance staff etc.
Objectives 1. Learn about different types of potential spill at the University including oil and chemical spills.
2. Provide a general chemical awareness including hazard identification and information, chemical exposure route and health effects.
3. Response planning and prioritisation.
4. Overview of current spill response procedure.
5. Demonstrate a need to manage spills correctly by explaining pollution impacts on the environment, cost and health and safety implications.
6. Overview of legal responsibilities.
7. Raise awareness of dealing with spills safely and responsibilities.
Further information This course aims to empower staff with the knowledge to deal with and escalate where necessary spill response and is suitable for all staff involved in front line services where oil (including: petrol; diesel; central heating oil; lubricating oil; vegetable and plant oil; heavy oil i.e. bitumen; solvents, i.e. parraffin; waste oil) is stored or whereby activities may result in a spill.
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