Learner Objectives & Key Outcomes
On the completion of the training attendees will be able to:
Course Content - (Classroom)
1. Response procedures
How oil pollution incidents are initiated, identified and communicated.
Arrangements for readiness and the ability to respond
2. Risk Management
Site risk assessment and communication of identified risks to workforce
Advice on Personal protective equipment (PPE) required.
Personal hygiene requirements and precautions and environmental risks
Identify parameters within which staff should work.
3. Oil spill containment & lean-up
Prevention is better than cure
Oil soaked into the ground
Oil on groundwater
On surface water:
What are oil absorbents
When to use Oil Absorbents
The different forms of absorbent (sheets, pillows etc).
Oil Retention Booms:
Advantages and disadvantages of various types of boom in different situations.
Types of boom - air filled, permanent buoyancy, water ballast, tension wire, chain ballast, materials of construction, couplings.
Limitations of use with regards to depth of water and current.
What is a skimmer?
Types of skimmer; fixed weir, adjustable weir, oleophilic disc, rope mop
Limitations of skimmer use (depth of water, current, waves etc)
Pumps operating with or without a skimmer
Types of pumps inboard or bank mounted - diaphragm, peristaltic etc
Emergency recovered product holding tanks - types and uses
Oil/water separators - types and uses
Use of vacuum tankers
Oil and Oil Contaminated Pollution Control Materials
General Duty of Care requirements
Transfer of contaminated materials and temporary storage
Practical (On Site)