As an environmental training course, Spill Kit Training will help you Identify and minimise environmental hazards on site (MSMENV172). It is relevant if you work in medium to high risk industries. The Spill Kit training is thus focused on the key elements of identifying a hazard and its risk as well as how to address site-based spills; thus the commonly known course name!

Clearly, if you are working in a higher risk environment, need to identify a spill that may be hazardous, need to have some on-site safety resources to be able to safely handle spills then this is your go-to training course with the inclusion of responding to site based spills (RIIRIS202E).

Spill kit training will help you to recognise, report, and potentially be a first responder to potentially hazardous spill incidents.

Course Dates

  • UOC: MSMENV172 - Identify and Minimise Environmental Hazards | RIIRIS202E - Respond to Site Based Spills
  • Cost: From $150
  • Duration: 1/2 Day

Book in for Spill Kit Training for minimising environmental hazards at any one of our Training Facilities: Brisbane, Chinchilla, Toowoomba. Or Request Group Booking Discount with Onsite Course Delivery Options

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Course Details



From $150



1/2 Day




Delivery Methods

Delivery Methods

  • Classroom
  • On-site
  • In-person
  • Groups
Unit Of Competency

Unit Of Competency

MSMENV172 - Identify and Minimise Environmental Hazards | RIIRIS202E - Respond to Site Based Spills

We deliver Spill Kit Training in two parts; Firstly, you will learn about environmental hazards and how your individual or your and other teams’ work activities can impact the environment. Once you understand ways risks and hazards happen, you can better understanding how you, your team and organisation can manage and minimise associated risks.

You will learn how materials enter the environment, about emergency plans (ERP’s), safety data sheets & personal protective equipment (PPE).  Then you will learn to recognise work hazards such as HAZCHEM gaining hands-on exposure using spill kits & relevant emergency response equipment.

Throughout the Harness course our trainers will cover off the the topics ensuring a comprehensive understanding of both practical and theoretical elements. Course structure is based around the Australian Government teaching requirements – but significantly enhanced with our methodology and selection of instructors.

Course contents for Part A of the Spill Training Course – Identify and minimise environmental hazards – MSMENV172

Identify environmental threats
  • Recognise the type and severity of environmental threat posed by the materials and processes used for own work
  • Identify ways materials used may enter the environment
  • Identify sensitive features of the local environment and their impact on work practice and procedures
  • Recognise abnormal or unacceptable emission levels
Identify workplace procedures and policies to minimise environmental threats
  • Identify workplace policy for environmental protection
  • Identify environmental protection measures within standard operating procedures (SOPs) relevant to work
  • State contact procedures for personnel involved in environmental response teams

Follow procedures to minimise environmental threats

  • Implement environmental protection measures in relevant procedures
  • Report abnormal emissions/environmental issues to appropriate personnel
  • Apply containment procedures in accordance with SOPs, where appropriate
  • Implement waste management procedures and practices
  • Follow safety procedures and use personal protective equipment (PPE)

Part B Respond to site based spills includes the following topics as part of the Spills training course

Plan and prepare for responding to site based spills
  • Obtain, interpret and confirm work requirements
  • Access, interpret and apply documentation required to respond to site based spills
  • Coordinate activities with others and establish communication systems to be used during spills
  • Identify and address potential risks, hazards and environmental issues, and implement control measures according to workplace procedures
  • Select and wear personal protective equipment appropriate for work activities
  • Identify effective handling procedures for general and hazardous waste
  • Identify and communicate team responsibilities when managing a spill with others as required and according to workplace procedures
  • Identify reporting responsibilities when a spill occurs
  • Obtain and interpret emergency procedures, and be prepared for emergency situations
Assess and identify spill type
  • Identify chemicals or products involved in the spill according to workplace procedures
  • Locate, read and interpret safety data sheets to identify required action to manage the spill
  • Identify hazardous chemicals and their effects
  • Determine the potential volume and size of spill according to workplace procedures
  • Determine the potential risk to the environment according to workplace procedures
Conduct the spill response
  • Determine the appropriate method and resources required to control the spill
  • Select and wear personal protective equipment appropriate to manage the spill
  • Control and contain the spill relative to spill type and size according to workplace procedures
  • Communicate and seek assistance from relevant personnel if unable to handle spill independently
  • Clean up spill according to job requirements and workplace procedures
  • Apply processes for managing and disposing of hazardous waste according to workplace procedures
Complete written documentation and reporting requirements
  • Communicate spill response to relevant personnel
  • Complete written records and reports for spill response according to workplace procedures
  • Record and report use of spill response kits for replenishment

If you successfully complete this course, you will receive a certificate which indicates the Statement of Attainments as recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This is a nationally recognised certification. The Statement is issued by us, Harness Energy (RTO 40521).

The Spills Kit Training ‘Statement of attainment’ is for the Nationally Accredited Units of Competency:

  • MSMENV172 – Identify and minimise environmental hazards
  • RIIRIS202E – Respond to site based spills

The Certificate is usually needed as evidence for your employer for safety and compliance requirements.

NOTE: MSMENV172 Supersedes and is equivalent to MSAPMSUP172A Identify and minimise environmental hazards. RIIRIS202E Supersedes and is equivalent to RIIRIS202D – Respond to site based spills

Course Requirements

No Course pre-requisities apply. Please wear practical clothing suitable to the course including closed in footwear. All course-specific equipment will be provided. Also review the important requirements applicable to all courses.

Additional Infomation

Roles & Industries Relevant for Fire Warden Training

  • Office Staff
  • General Site staff
  • Public Health staff
  • Cleaning and hygiene staff
  • Safety-related teams in chemical-based environments
  • Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining
  • Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking
  • Manufacturing Training Package
  • Resources and Infrastructure 
  • Australian Meat Processing 
  • National Water 
  • Construction, Plumbing and Services
  • General safety and emergency support training 
  • Those required to work within environmental regulatory requirements
  • Individuals working alone or team working in liaison with others and supervisors.
  • All plants and areas of operation including response to site based spills

Frequently Asked Questions

It is necessary training to comply with environmental protection regulations relevant to the nature of work you and/or your organisation performs  – as well as WHS Legislation.

There are many hazards, but when it comes to work sites, common ones include Air contaminants, Toxic waste and Radiation, Microorganisms and some plants, pesticides, Heavy metals or Chemicals.

While the course covers hazardous materials- commonly referred to as HAZMAT, this course is not purely focused on HAZMAT. Further units of competency are involved in HAZMAT specific training including – PUAFIR306 – Identify, detect and monitor hazardous materials at an incident, PUAFIR324 – Render hazardous materials incidents safe. Contact us to find out more information.

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Combine To Save!

Working At Heights + Rescue

  • PUAFIR210 – Prevent injury
  • PUASAR022 – Participate in a Rescue Operation
  • RIWHS204E – Work safely at heights
  • PUAEME001 – Provide emergency care