Minimum of a half day

Maximum number of candidates = 12

One of the key defensive measures when it comes to preventing pollution are spill kits, however it is equally important to have well trained first responders. By ensuring you have suitable spill containment measures and well-trained staff you can ensure that if a spill does occur its effects will be minimised. Often the health and safety/environmental managers are aware of how to use spill kits but they are rarely the first responders to a spill. By the time the alarm has been raised and they have arrived at the spill its severity has drastically increased. 

Our spill kit training focuses on ensuring your staff have the competence and confidence to use the spill containment facilities safely and adequately to protect health and safety and the environment. We can train up to 12 delegates on each session. A typical spill response training session lasts 3 – 4 hours and includes a classroom session and a practical interactive demonstration.

Who is it for?

All those who require knowledge and awareness in spillage control and prevention. To provide the theory knowledge and awareness required of how to respond to a spillage quickly and safely.

Course Content

  • COSHH Regulations 2002 – Regulations explained.
  • Symbols that are used to denote hazardous substances.
  • Assessment of hazard and risk – Types of spillage.
  • The use of safety data sheets.
  • The do’s and don’ts for safe spill response. 
  • What PPE requirements are necessary.
  • The importance of being prepared – a simple plan
  • Typical spill products and their uses.
  • Various spill kits/products – safe use and deployment.
  • A dry interactive demonstration.
  • Dealing with pollution incidents.
  • How and where to dispose of contaminated items.

By the end of the course delegates should be able to

  • Be able to list examples of pollution incidents.
  • Be aware of how to respond and deal with pollution incidents safely.
  • Be able to list the different types of spill kits and their contents.
  • Be aware of how to dispose of contaminated items safely.
  • Be aware of the various COSHH symbols.
  • Highlight the importance of having a simple, effective, response action plan.
  • Understand the importance of preventing spillage escapes.
  • Be aware of the impact from environmental pollution.


Every successful spill response course delegate gets a certificate of training.