We take a simplified approach to managing spills. The following concepts are used to coordinate a team of initial responders that will participate in frequent practices together as a team response.
I.Positive Identification and Risk Assessment - Pre-planHespro’s general spill response training regiment is designed to develop a muscle memory response. Fast, precise actions will minimize losses while prioritizing your personnel's safety. Pre-planning as a team develops a path to the muscle memory. A pre-plan includes:
- Assessing the material hazards are within the technical training and the service of available personal protective equipment (PPE).
- Identifying the products that will be in potential response and accordingly analyse the Material Safety Data Sheet.
- Determine an adequate response based on material risk, volume and scenario challenges.
II.Direction from within the Team
A coordinated team needs to accomplish simple tasks effectively.
- Collect spill response apparatus that is adequate for the spilled material
- Donning of PPE that provides adequate protection.
- Control pedestrian and vehicular traffic access at all sides to affected area
- Communicate with management/ER contractor as directed by internal policy
III.Reduce - Eliminate
Preplanning for a scenario provides the necessary insight to respond with confidence. The proper integration of a spill prevention, countermeasure and contingency (SPCC) plan will make the difference between lost product or adding a loss time injury. Reduce (if possible eliminate) source with rudimentary techniques eg. close a valve or reposition breached container.
IV.Spill Response Operations
Sectors or Spheres of activity are used to coordinate the “team” Our techniques invoke these spheres of activities to coalesce and produce a team response to a spill.
- Safety and risk reduction
- Environmental legislation and reporting requirements
- Proper selection of Personal Protective Equipment
- Remediation - onsite or offsite
- Adverse Effects
- Emergency Response Team Building Exercises