Spill Response - Due Diligence Certification
Spill Response – Due Diligence Certification (SRDD) is an applied, field-based course focusing on inland and freshwater applications and conditions. The SRDD provides course participants with the skills, knowledge, and abilities to confidently and effectively prevent and, if needed, respond to and manage a potential spill on a job site.
This three-day course includes both classroom theory and field-based exercises. Day One of the SRDD course reviews types of assessments, legal issues, fate & effects of spilled product, followed by a field session where participants learn containment techniques for spills to land and freshwater. Day Two includes training in fuel transport, storage and dispensing, while Day Three is a comprehensive review of standards for response organization and advanced site sampling, cleanup, disposal and treatment.
Each NRTG course includes free, lifetime admission. Enroll in a particular course, and reattend that course at anytime. Need to recertify? update field skills? new technologies? Contact us for details.
The SRDD is recognized by BC Ministry of Environment as an essential “due diligence” training course for anyone responding to an incident involving petroleum hydrocarbons. The SRDD course complies with WorksafeBC requirements to meet the standards that will ensure adequate trainee knowledge to assess and respond in a safe and responsible way.
This unique and highly focused training program is designed specifically for natural resource professionals and resource workers conducting work in and about sites where potential spills may occur. Since 1995, instructor Ray Hollenberg has provided spill response training and certification to over 8,000 students from British Columbia, Alberta and the Yukon.
By the end of this course, course participants will be able to:
Conduct Incident & Environmental Assessment Techniques
Use a Fate & Effects information sheet on the dangerous good involved in the spill incident to make an informed decision on how to proceed with a response strategy
Conduct an environmental assessment to identify impact(s)
Implement effective sampling techniques at a spill incident
Develop and submit an effective Progress Report
Meet Provincial and Federal reporting requirements
Meet the test of Due Diligence
Develop an Emergency Response Plan and/or Geographic Response Plan
Identify and implement an effective response plan and
Develop a prevention & preparedness plan
Choosing and using spill response equipment effectively
Practice the most common containment, collection and recovery systems on water courses
Effectively compare and choose between treatment and disposal options
Employ Containment techniques and procedures for land-based spills
Contrast and apply the applicable legal requirements when transporting dangerous goods
Review and utilize the applicable industry standards that apply to the BC and Federal Fire Codes
Implement best management practices that apply to spill prevention, spill preparedness and response when working at remote field projects
Identify the hazards associated with a dangerous goods incident
Implement site security, notification, and response measures
Identify appropriate containment, recovery, cleanup, and disposal options
Effectively compare and select best options involved in developing and implementing a site restoration plan
Use Approved Working Water Quality Guidelines and Provincial Land Use Criteria
The three-day, 24-hour SRDD course is a comprehensive ‘hands on’ review comprised of both classroom and field exercises. Day One and Two include a ½ day classroom session, followed by a ½ day field practicum each day. The last day of the course is a full day of field exercises, demos and student practice sessions.
Natural Resource and Industry consultants, environmental monitors, stakeholders, aboriginal groups, government, and any personnel or organization involved in the transfer or storage of fuels and oils.
The Spill Response Training Certificate is valid for three (3) years.
There are no formal prerequisites. This training course involves a lot of examples and discussions from spill response incidents. As a result, both experienced and non-experienced participants will learn from the discussions.
Personal Equipment Requirements:
Course participants are required to provide their own personal protective equipment.
Boots or waders
High Visibility Vest
For further information, please contact NRTG.
Course fees will vary by course delivery location. For further information, please refer to our Course Schedule.
How do I Attend?
This course is available via our website schedule, or on contract to community groups. The Spill Prevention & Response course is regularly scheduled for community-based deliveries throughout the year (providing suitable weather). Interested groups or organizations can also arrange for an ‘in-house’ or contract delivery of this course. In either scenario, contact NRTG for further information.
If you would like to have this course delivered to your group or community, please consider the following:
Contact us well in advance of your preferred course start date
If applicable, secure program funding
Recruit course participants (most NRTG courses have minimum enrollments of 8-10 participants)
Coordinate course participant equipment, classroom facility, and contractual agreement with NRTG.