Chemical Spill Response Training

Premier FST has a brilliant record in providing advice and guidance following chemical spills. We have used this experience to design a module-based, structured course that teaches the theory of spill response with the option of a practical element in your workplace and this course is designed to coincide with our other first aid courses as well to give a broad understanding on how to safely handle any chemical spillages.

The modular design of the course allows for easy customisation to fit your specific needs. This course works particularly well in conjunction with our first aid courses to ensure your organisation is fully prepared should an accident happen.

Our Chemical Spill Response Training Course is designed to provide you and your colleagues with a comprehensive overview of the theory of spill response handling to enable you to plan for and respond to incidents in your own organisation or business, such as a spillage in a warehouse or office.

We will provide you with the knowledge on how to understand hazards and better comprehend the information that comes with the usage chemicals.  This training offers a detailed and informed view on the properties and effects of chemical substances and how they might react when spilled.  This enables you to fully understand the risks and ensure staff follow a safe and secure way of working.

The core of presentation allows us to adapt the content to implement your organisation’s own spill action plan.

Course Content

A training session that is particularly useful for groups who wish to set up, or currently have, a spill team set up in their workplace.

The session covers each of the following:

Hazard Identification

The ability to recognise information that you have, for example, placards, labels or Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and how we interpret this data.

Properties & Behaviour

How chemicals can react in several different environments when exposed to outside influences.

First Aid & Chemical Effects

How you can be exposed to chemicals, the effects they may have on you and some simple measures to take if you come into contact with them.

Analysing a Situation

How far an incident may have progressed and whether or not there is any immediate danger to health or well-being.

Response Theory

Planning the response from beginning to end with response options and incident site management arrangements, with information about PPE and practical tips, including the decontamination of an area and the debriefing required before leaving the scene.

Practical Sessions

In addition, practical response sessions can be added after the theory work if required*. We will work with you to consider the type of spill incident you wish to cover, then provide a guided practical session for your team to experience the situation in a realistic, yet safe working environment.

The main benefits of including practical scenarios are the chance to practice your hypothetical scenario in your own workplace as well as practical experience of the use of protective clothing and kits designed to prevent spillage. Furthermore, we will show you a demonstration of how promptly incidents can get out of control as well as a realistic overview of the problems that response teams encounter on a daily basis.

* Please be aware that the addition of these practical scenarios means that the theory sessions are shortened for these first aid courses.


Who should attend?

Anyone who may have to respond to a chemical spillage in your business or organisation. Past attendees include:

  • Waste clean-up contractors
  • Couriers
  • Safety personnel for many diverse organisations
  • Laboratory workers

The response training for chemical spills is a key training course that we offer from our health and safety training Glasgow, Ayrshire and Edinburgh offices. Please contact for information on how to book.