To introduce those responsible for the initial notification and response to an operational spill to the preparedness, response techniques and requirements when dealing with oils, chemicals, effluent, foodstuffs and other potential pollutants on your site.

The duration of the course is 4 hours and can be delivered at your site or at an Ambipar Response facility of your choosing.

The course is a blend of both theory and practical elements focusing on the procedures and process of responding to a spill incident as a first responder. There is an overview of the various techniques used in preventing operational spills and deploying substance appropriate response equipment. The course addresses the key steps in both preparedness and response, detailing considerations regarding; planning, legislation, causation, notification, health and safety, response, demobilisation and post-spill actions. 


  • First Responders
  • Any one who requires a basic understanding of spill response and preparedness


To provide a grounded understanding of:

  • The potential implications of an operational spill
  • The types and causation of operational spillages
  • The importance of spill planning and preparedness
  • The role of spill response and the equipment and options available
  • Health and Safety considerations (PPE)
  • The procedure for responding to a spill


The course contains a practical element and in order to pass, the course attendees are required to take a full and active part in the deployment exercise. This will entail an equipment familiarisation and practical session to demonstrate some of the response strategies and tools available, including:

  • Spill Kits
  • Absorbents
  • Safe Site Set-up
  • Boom Deployment
  • Recovery Devices
  • Waste Storage

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