Spill Management Online Course

Spill Management Online Course

2 Hours2 Hours
Interactive Interactive
Cost effectiveCost effective

Hazardous substances are used, transported and stored in sites all over the UK. From fuel and pesticides to solvents and gases, it’s vital that toxic, flammable and corrosive materials are handled correctly, to comply with UK legislation, as well as to protect workers, the public, animals and the environment.

This 2-hour Spill Management e-learning course outlines the risks associated with various dangerous substances, COMAH threshold limits and threats to the local environment. You’ll learn how to prevent spillages, control a leak and limit the impact of a harmful spillage.

The course has been written by health and safety experts in accordance with UK legislation. There’s no time limit to complete this Spill Management course, so you can work through at your own pace. It’s also accredited and assured by CPD and Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Qualifications.


This online course should take around two hours to complete. By the end, you’ll understand:

  • What is considered a hazardous substance
  • The legal requirements of employers around hazardous substances
  • Employee responsibilities when working with harmful substances
  • What UK legislation says about pollution prevention
  • How to identify a hazardous substance
  • Safety Data Sheets
  • Spill prevention techniques
  • Safety requirements for hazardous substances
  • Onsite and off-site emergency procedures
  • Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) regulations


This e-learning course will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to spill prevention and control
  • Hazardous substances and associated threats
  • The legal responsibilities of the employer
  • The legal responsibilities of the employee
  • Spill prevention
  • Case Studies – Buncefield (UK), 2005 and Union Carbide India Ltd, 1984.
  • Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation 2008 (CLP)
  • Storage and transportation of dangerous goods
  • Chemical labels
  • Safety Data Sheets (SDSs)
  • Procedure for accepting a shipment
  • Safety control measures for storing and using hazardous chemicals
  • Following emergency procedures
  • Understanding why spills occur
  • Preparing for a spill
  • Managing leaks and spills
  • Pollution risk assessments
  • Pollution Incident Response Plans
  • Evaluating the impact of varying quantities of spilt material
  • Spill kits
  • Containing a spill and restricting its impact
  • Cleaning up a dangerous spillage


At the end of this online Spill Management course, you’ll take a multiple-choice test of 15 questions. It’s marked automatically, and you’ll need 80% to pass. If you don’t pas first time, you’re welcome to re-take the test as many times as you need to at no extra cost.

You’ll receive a CPD-certified digital certificate straight away. As well as conforming to CPD guidelines, this course is certified by the widely recognised Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Qualifications Assurance System.

Although there is no expiry date for this training, we recommend that you refresh your knowledge every 12 months to keep up to date. You’ll receive a ‘recommended renewal date’ on your certificate

Who is this Course for?

This course is essential if you work directly with hazardous substances, or in a setting where hazardous substances are stored, transported and used. Employers and managers should also be aware of the risks associated with spillages, what to do in the case of a spill, and how to protect employees, wildlife and the environment.

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