First Response, Aspect Registers, Hazard Assessment, Crisis Management, Running the Incident, Roles, Responsibilities, Action Plans and Resources

Course Description

Part 1. By means of revision this element, held in the classroom at your premises, provides an overview to the main considerations in spill response already covered by attendance at one of the specific Sapira spill training courses previously held on site. It then sets the scene for the exercise itself and identifies the elements which will be tested as a part of the live exercise.

Part 2 The Live Exercise. We use two Sapira specialists for this element as we will be assessing not only the reactions and response of your spill team but also the whole command and control structure and performance of your crisis management team. The exercise will be assessed from invocation to completion and debrief.

Part 3 Review and Wash Up. So how did we do? Supported by a subsequent report and incident assessment and performance score, Part 3 will include a preliminary review of the incident, how each element and role performed and the areas for improvement.

Who should attend?

  • Production and Operations Managers
  • Shift Supervisors
  • Shift Charge Engineer
  • Plant Engineers
  • Incident and Crisis Managers
  • Spill Contingency Planners

Benefits to Your Business

  • Understanding Site Sectoring and Hazard Assessment
  • Developing a Risk Cell Incident Action Plan
  • The 3 Part Spill Contingency Plan
  • Flow Charted Response
  • Selecting the correct Spill Kit
  • PPE and RPE Selection
  • Resourcing and Budgeting for Spills

Course Structure

PART 1 - SPILL RESPONSE Revision & Review (2 Hours)

  • Revision Topics
    • Your Incident Control Plan and your role within it (Document Review)
    • Site and Environmental Protection
    • Sensitive Receptors on your site
    • Raising the Alarm: Triggers, Escalation Procedures
    • Handling Hazardous Spills - Do's & Don'ts- PPE
    • Oils and Chemicals - Characteristics, Movement, Storage and Disposal requirements.
    • First Response Objectives - ICE Objectives
    • COSHH Data sheet interpretation
    • Dealing with external agencies
  • Site Tour and review of the Sensitive Areas on Your Site.


  • Invocation and Escalation
  • Invocation of the Crisis Management Team
  • Invocation of the Spill Response Team
  • Dynamic Risk Assessment
  • Communications
  • Incident Logs

PART 3 - INCIDENT REVIEW (C2) (1 to 2 Hours)

  • First Response - Establishing ICE
  • Incident v Crisis (Invocation and Escalation)
  • Understanding the products of Command
  • Understanding the functions of Control
  • Leadership v Management
    • Establishing Intent (Goal Setting)
    • Command Structures (Gold, Silver, Bronze) Roles & Responsibilities Matrix
    • Incident Response, Business Recovery, Resourcing
  • Essential C2 Functions
    • Communication (Internal & External) Briefing/Debriefing, Strategy
    • Incident Management Structures
    • Monitoring and Assessment
    • Inspiring, Motivating and Engendering Trust
    • Recording Policy and Decisions during the incident