A full day of spill training, covering types of spills, the dierent spill response products available, best practice response procedures, and spill exercise and response planning. Pricing is based on your specific requirements.
This training covers four hours theory + 1/2 day for field exercises.  The course is designed to provide full knowledge in response to spill incidents in any environment. It is ideal for training Emergency Response Personnel and Dedicated Response Teams. Practical exercises are included to enhance the use of client's spill response equipment.

Site Audit

It is standard practice to become familiar with the client's establishment and capabilities beforehand and to this end a site inspection can be arranged. This site inspection would consist of a walk around all pertinent areas and inspection of relevant spills response kits. Any potential spill or safety issues noted during that walk and in discussion are pointed out and form part of the trainers understanding of the business.

Course Agenda (8hrs)


  • Administration
  • Safety First
  • Overview & introduction to WHS, EPA, PPE & SDS Legislation, and Company and Participant Personal Liability
  • Liaison with Councils, EPA, Work-Cover, Fire & other Agencies
  • Review EPA Spill Plan Requirements
  • Risk management
  • Company Environmental policy
  • Environmental site Spill Risk Assessment Procedures
  • Identify and report possible spills risks and hazards to operations and environment
  • Implement and Monitor Environment Sustainability
  • Preparation of Pollution Incident and Response Management Plans
  • Identify and report possible spills risks and hazards to operations and environment
  • Company SOP's
  • Questions to class throughout module
  • Written Competency-based quiz

10 Minute Coffee Break


  • PPE legislation (personal liability)
  • SDS Legislation (personal liability)
  • Incorporation of the Company SOP's, Emergency Plans, Procedures and Environmental Policy
  • Discuss workplace spills and implement work practices
  • Fire Safety in the workplace (who's responsible?)
  • Questions to class throughout module
  • Written Competency-based quiz


  • Site survey
  • Good housekeeping
  • Storage Guidelines for Chemicals and initiate better housekeeping
  • Sorbent and sorbent types
  • Containment techniques and protocols
  • Dangerous goods
  • The "Seven Steps" in spill management
  • Tabletop Demos Spills (chemicals - petroleum distillate products - on water, soil, and hardstand surfaces)
  • Bio-Remediation Techniques (Reference Manual pages 99-110)
  • Spills on ice and snow (Reference Manual pages 111-128) when applicable
  • Questions to class throughout module
  • Written Competency-based quiz


  • Wildlife
  • Containment Booms
  • Skimmers
  • Waste ministration and disposal techniques
  • Questions to class throughout module
  • Written Competency-based quiz

30 Minute Lunch Break


Spill Team development and actions

  • Step 1. Discuss and plan hands on exercises.
  • Step 2. Discuss relevant safety issues and complete.
  • Step 3. Proceed to exercise-s.
  • Step 4. Requirements for spill stations and spill kit design, available resources, equipment, and spill kits contents.
  • Practical hands on Exercise Training
  • Step 5. Participation in group development of Spill Kit Induction
  • Step 6 Practical Steps in Clean-up Techniques


  • On competition of exercise-s return to classroom, for debriefing on exercises and course administration
  • Questions to class throughout module
  • Written Competency-based quiz


Course Reports Contents:

Our policy is to present the client with succinct reports pertaining to spills training and any ancillary inspections and/or practical exercise components of that training.

  • Preamble
  • General site observations on spill response suggestions
  • Observations on class training sessions
  • Copies of survey forms from participants on Argyle Commercial training
  • Observations regarding existing site spill response equipment


Note: Course agenda time depends on any addition traveling time between spill exercise/s and trainer may need to extend the course without extra costs being incurred.

All participants receive the following handouts during the course:

  • Gecko Cleantech® Workplace Spill Response 38p Booklet
  • Comprehensive 123p Reference Manual
  • Excerpts booklet from Government Legislation


On successful completion of the theory and practical assessments, learners receive either a Gecko Cleantech® training certificate or a statement of Attainment in a Unit of Competency.

We partner with ACM Training Services (RTO110084) to deliver accredited courses. An accredited course is a learning programme that meets industry standards and is recognised on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). This qualification will equip you with a high-quality education and is recognised by employers and other institutes.

Accreditation Certificates will only be forwarded to students and company after the student paperwork has been examined by RTO and payment of invoice has been received.



We have found Gecko Cleantech has the most comprehensive range of quality Spill Control Equipment in Australia, providing an exceptional level of service and competitive pricing.

Chemical Supplier, VIC

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2 Gulson Street
(Cnr Copford Road)
New South Wales
Australia 2580


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