A chemical spill incident is unlike other types of incidents in which emergency response personnel may be involved. Time is not as critical as at other incidents. Common sense must be applied at all times. Each incident response must be organized to develop a total plan of operation, including options to be exercised in the event of scene deterioration. Monitoring of clean-up contractors requires basic knowledge of procedures and regulatory aspects to ensure that safe and professional clean-up activities are conducted. Many responses by emergency service organizations have been conducted in a shooting from the hip mode. Emergency response personnel are learning by their mistakes, but those mistakes can be very costly.
By the end of this course delegates will cover:
This course will cover incidents involving the common, everyday hazards that can be encountered in any industry at any time. The chemicals involved in these incidents may not be exotic, but they are equally deadly. The result of exposures to hazardous chemicals (both acute and chronic) will be detailed. The course will develop a clear understanding of the “limitations” of emergency responders at chemical incidents and also how these responders can function to their maximum ability within those limitations. Further, the course will develop an appreciation among emergency response personnel that scene control cannot be effective with only incomplete facts about the material and conditions involved. To achieve a favorable outcome, emergency response personnel must gather all pertinent information on the situation, evaluate that information using a multi-phase process and implement a plan in an organized safety-oriented program.
Who Should Attend?
Emergency Response Managers, Engineers, Officers, Personnel, Environmental Managers, Engineers, Officers, Personnel, Safety Managers/Engineers, Officers, Personnel, HSE Personnel
|Event End Date||22-12-2022|
|Categories||Safety and Environmental|