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Think you're a spill response expert? Test Your Knowledge Now!

Posted by Rick on 29 January 2016
Think you're a spill response expert? Test Your Knowledge Now!

Think you're a spill response expert?

Test your knowledge and take this quiz now.


The best way to prevent a spill is:

a. Keep all doorways & openings shut
b. Store liquids under benches
c. Leave lids off containers
d. Store and handle liquids correctly as per standards and regulations


If a spill should occur the first reaction should be:

a. Run to the nearest evacuation point
b. Assess the situation
c. Start cleaning up the spill straight away
d. Ring 000


When controlling a spill, what do you do?

a. Check the SDS of the spilt liquid
b. Use Personal Protective Equipment
c. Stop the spill at the source if safe to do so
d. All of the above


All spills should be quickly:

a. Diverted towards nearby drains
b. Hosed down
c. Covered
d. Isolated from nearby drains


Used absorbents should be disposed of:

a. In any waste bin
b. In accordance with local government regulations
c. In a neat pile behind the factory or workplace
d. In spill kit bins


An oil-only spill kit is used for:

a. Chemical spills
b. Spills of water based liquids
c. Cleaning up hydrocarbon spills
d. Bio-hazard spills


General purpose spill kits are used for:

a. Oil spills on water
b. Dangerous chemicals such as hydrochloric acids
c. Spills such as water, mild solvents and milk
d. Bio-hazard spills


After a spill has been cleaned up, what shouldn't you do?

a. Report to management and any other relevant authorities as per company policy
b. Ensure all used materials are replaced
c. Put all used absorbents into the rubbish bin
d. Clean used PPE


An example of a hydrocarbon liquid is:

a. Coolant
b. Milk
c. Water
d. Unleaded Fuel


In preparation for the "unlikely" event of a spill, you should know:

a. Where your spill kits are
b. The types of liquids you are storing or handling, and the correct way of handling them (SDS)
c. The company's emergency response procedure
d. All of the above


Which of the following steps is not part of responding to a spill?

a. Control the spill
b. Contain the spill
c. Call the media
d. Clean up the spill

Email your answers to us at sales@argylece.com.au, and we'll let you know how you went!

By the way, did you know we offer a full range of spill response training courses on how to use spill kits and absorbents, how to response to oil spills and chemical spills, the best methods to clean up spills and more?  Click here for more information.

This blog post is intended as a guide only, and should not be relied upon as professional and/or legal advice.  Argyle Commercial will not be held liable for any damages or losses caused by using information provided in this post as a basis for any decision where any such damages or losses may result.

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