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ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

Chemical Spills, Safety Precautions and Response Actions

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Nov 3—7, 2019
5 days
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 3300
USD 660 per day


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About the course

The focus of this course is to enable delegates to recognize the risks associated with a release of hazardous materials, provide you with the basic procedures for preventing such releases and to enable you to know about incident and emergency plans, and understand the correct actions for responding to accidental releases or spills of hazardous materials.

When used properly chemicals are an integral and beneficial part of modern life, but when operational faults arise, or equipment failures occur, we may be faced with a chemical spill. Many of the chemicals we encounter can cause serious harm and environmental damage. In some cases exposure to them can be fatal. Chemical spill awareness is therefore essential in the work place and this course reinforces that the best way to avoid chemical spills is to prevent them occurring.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the basic terms associated with chemical releases and explain the terms “containment” and “confinement”
  • Recognize where spills are likely to occur and develop work practices that can prevent spills from occurring
  • Define the goals of spill control
  • Identify procedures and actions to take when discovering or responding to a spill of hazardous materials or waste
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of personnel in incidents and emergency situations

Course Outline

Day 1

Hazardous Chemicals

  • Intro
  • Hazardous materials
  • Identification of hazards
  • Examples of Different sorts of spills

Day 2

Spill Prevention and Control

  • Work practices that can prevent spills from occurring
  • Incidents and types of emergency situations
  • The goals of spill control
  • Responder’s safety
  • Spill Response and Clean-up Procedures
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Day 3

Developing a Spill Response Plan

  • Material Safety Data Sheet
  • Risk Assessment
  • On-site Emergency Plans
  • Training, Exercises & Drills
  • Roles and responsibilities of personnel
  • Off-site Emergency Plans

Day 4

Evacuation, spill control materials and kit

  • Identify additional resources for information on spill response procedures
  • Evacuation
  • Missing Persons
  • Environmental philosophy
  • Incident reporting & Communication
  • Recommended Spill Control Materials Inventory & Locations

Day 5

Clean-up & First Aid

  • Classic case studies
  • Specific Procedures
  • Doing it wrong/doing it right
  • Bioremediation
  • First Aid
  • Course Review

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is intended for professionals who use chemicals, produce chemicals, come into contact with chemicals, or sell chemicals as part of their daily working life all need to be aware of the correct safe procedure to react to a chemical spill effectively and will all benefit from this course. This course is also suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit plant/ operations personnel & managers, shift supervisors & shift team leaders, laboratory personnel, emergency incident wardens and those who may be required to respond to workplace incidents of a possible or actual release of a chemical.

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