Spill training deals with far more than most people think. The standard image that comes to mind for most people is “Oil Spills”. What about chemical spills, cleaning solution spills, hydraulic fluid, resins, biological spills? The list goes on and on. Make sure you know what you are dealing with in your workplace or business. Do an inventory and make sure you have and understand the SDS for every item that may pose a risk.
Anyone in maintenance, janitorial, laboratory work, industrial or manufacturing, public works or waste management should take spill training. What about drivers? Every delivery vehicle should have a spill kit and the driver should have the right knowledge on how to use it. Do you work at a convenience store, grocery store, retail outlet that sells any of the items listed above? If you do you might want to look at a spill course for yourself or your employees if you are management. And let’s not forget renewing those certificates. 2 years for a renewal if you’ve taken your Spill course from BC Hazmat Management.
Do you know what the different spill pads are for? Storage issues? The dynamics of a spill. When to call in the experts or emergency services? What about the damage and extra cost that a poorly contained or “cleaned” spill can be. A poorly cleaned spill can end up costing ten times that of a job that could have been done right the first time.
Is your business in the public eye? Everyone carries a cell phone these days which means they have the capability of photo and videos. Not only could someone “publicize” your spill, just as important is that they can publicize your companies efforts to contain and clean up the spill.
If your staff have the right equipment and training a spill could not only be dealt with quickly but in an efficient manner that either prevents or mitigates safety and environmental concerns along with possible public relations issues.
Let’s face it, accidents happen. Whether someone makes a mistake or it’s just bad luck, spills are not something that may happen BUT will happen sometime. Containers get knocked over by staff or customers. Containers can have a flaw that makes them leak over time. Hoses come off, burst or “spring leaks”. Storage areas can have issues and movement of items always put’s them at risk for damage aka leaks or punctures. Properly trained, your staff will be in a much better position to protect themselves, your employees, your customers, and the environment.
Get the training, it’s just that simple.
Check out the next BC Hazmat Management public course
( Spill response 100 – February 2, 2018) or book a custom course for your staff now.
BC Hazmat Management offers training all over BC and the Yukon.
Spill courses available:
- Spill Response 100 Level 1 Workplace
- Spill Response 110 Laboratory
- Spill Response 130 Municipal
- Spill Response 140 Remote Industrial
- Spill Response 150 Industrial
- Spill Response 160 Ocean
Visit our upcoming course training dates for public training or contact us today to discuss the specific spill training that your company requires.
BC Hazmat Management is also a supplier of Spill Kits and Spill response Trailers.