Spill Response Training - Incident Control

What is the Incident control course?

Incidents occurring within any workplace environment can quickly go wrong because of the lack of experience and training of staff expected to perform the role of Incident Commander or Scene Manager.


This course concentrates on developing the skills required in taking control of an incident, interpreting the information received, undertaking dynamic risk assessment, incident communication protocols (radio, phones etc.) and most importantly making critical decisions about intervention or not.

It explains the importance of scene management, the establishment of an Incident Command Post, how and when to raise the appropriate alarm, the integration of The Spill Control Team, First Aiders and Fire Wardens and the
establishment of an Incident Management Team.


Far too often training for First Aiders, Fire Wardens and Spill Teams is undertaken in isolation and lacks any reference to a command and control structure. Delegates attending will be taken through the basics of command and control thus ensuring an integrated and cohesive response to incidents requiring a multi discipline response.


Delegates will be provided with worksheets but should bring their own writing materials. Equipment used for spill scenarios will be the spill kit inventory on site, unless
pre‐arranged for us to supply.


There is a minimum pass mark required for delegates sitting the course test. Delegates will also be assessed for competence during the course practical elements as a part of the certification process.


As required on the day

Who should attend

  • All Senior Managers who may be expected to fill a command or control role
    during significant business interruptions such as spills, first aid or fires
  • Incident Managers, Incident Commanders, Scene Controller
  • Spill Team Leaders

Benefits to your business

  • Improved response to Incidents and Emergencies
  • Improved communication skills
  • Improved Business Resilience
  • A co-ordinated Command & Control Structure
  • Correct use and selection of spill response products
  • Integration of health, safety and environmental systems
  • ISO 14001 Section 4.4.7 Compliance

Where is the course located?

We come to you onsite.

Equipment and Room requirements

  • Data Projector
  • Video
  • Blackboard or Chalkboard
  • Conference Table & Chairs

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Raise the alarm for chemical spills, using the agreed on site invocation
  • Carry out a Dynamic Risk Assessment (DODAR)
  • Understand communication – Radio Comms. (NITS) etc.
  • Understand the principles of incident command & control
  • Understand the different hazards posed by spill incidents (including or
    excluding casualties)
  • Understand what the initial response to an incident should be and apply
    the ICE principle
  • Understand the differences between Incidents and Emergencies
  • Understand what PPE is required for handling the likely spills on site
  • Apply an appropriate first response to incidents on site
  • Understand the Incident Life Cycle and the Decision Making Points

Course Structure & Methodology

A program of distinct elements, including practical exercises, based on and
featuring several case studies.
Topics Covered include: ‐

  • The Incident Life Cycle
  • Raising the Alarm: Triggers, Escalation Procedures,
  • Dealing with External Agencies
  • Dynamic Risk Assessment, Business Impact Assessment, Crisis Management
  • Collating and Interpreting the facts and making the correct decisions
  • The Incident Command Post
  • Radio Communication & Protocols
  • The Incident Log
  • Selecting appropriate Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment (RA,
  • Handling Hazardous Spills
  • Cause, Fate (Sensitive Receptors), Do’s & Don’ts, Containment & Recovery,
    Waste Procedures
  • First Response Objectives ‐ ICE Objectives
  • 20 Question Multiple Choice Test


Maximum of 12 delegates – (Min 6 delegates)



– Overnight allowance if required is £150.00
– Mileage is charged at £0.55 / mile
– Certification is provided upon successful completion


Delegates will be provided with worksheets but should bring their own writing
Equipment used for spill scenarios will be the spill kit inventory on site, unless
pre‐arranged for us to supply.


As required on the day


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