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Guide To Which Modules You Should Apply For

This section tells you what is required when applying for any of the Modules from Modules 1 to 8

Module 0 – Standards Compliance and Company information

Mandatory for all New applicants and Re accreditations

Module 1 - Basic Spill Responder

Mandatory for all New applicants and Re accreditations

You should apply for this module if you wish to be accredited for dealing with typically small spillages (not involving Hazardous and Noxious Substances) on hard standings at industrial premises or on roadways and in associated containment and drainage systems.

You will be required to demonstrate that you have:

  • Staff who are experienced in responding to and resolving such incidents
  • Staff who are trained in response and pollution control
  • Understanding of the Health & Safety risks and controls associated with this activity
  • Understanding of Environmental Setting and the source-pathway-receptor concept
  • Understanding of the fate and behaviour of different pollutants in the environment
  • The ability to determine the most appropriate and effective clean up strategy
  • Equipment appropriate to spill containment and recovery from hard standings and drains
  • Understanding of equipment selection and deployment techniques
  • Understanding of and compliance with waste legislation
  • Understanding of legislation associated with pollution of the environment and the key stakeholders involved

You will be required to demonstrate the above capabilities to our Assessor through the provision of relevant case studies, discussion and questioning, review of documentation and procedures and inspection of facilities and equipment.

Module 2 – Freshwater / Inland Water Spills

You should apply for this module if you wish to be accredited for dealing with spillages which have entered inland water bodies.

You will be required to demonstrate that you have:

  • Staff who are experienced in responding to and resolving such incidents
  • Staff who are trained in response and pollution control
  • Understanding of the Health & Safety risks and controls associated with working in and near water and deployment of equipment in the aquatic environment
  • Understanding of Environmental Setting and the source-pathway-receptor concept
  • Understanding of the fate and behaviour of different pollutants in the aquatic environment
  • Understanding of the aquatic environment and how features such as water depth and flow and access can influence pollution control strategies.
  • The ability to determine the most appropriate and effective pollution control strategy
  • Equipment appropriate to spill containment in and recovery from water bodies
  • Understanding of equipment selection and deployment techniques
  • Understanding of wider pollution control techniques such as damming, weir construction and over pumping
  • Understanding of and compliance with waste legislation
  • Understanding of legislation associated with pollution of the environment and the key stakeholders involved

You will be required to demonstrate the above capabilities to our Assessor through the provision of relevant case studies, discussion and questioning, review of documentation and procedures and inspection of facilities and equipment.

Module 3 – Groundwater Spills

You should apply for this module if you wish to be accredited for dealing with spillages which have entered groundwater (all water that is below the surface of the ground in the saturation zone and in direct contact with the ground or sub-soil).

You will be required to demonstrate that you have:

  • Staff who are experienced in responding to and resolving such incidents
  • Understanding of the Health & Safety risks and controls associated with working with pollutants and risks associated with investigation techniques
  • Understanding of Environmental Setting and the source-pathway-receptor concept
  • The ability to model the risk to controlled waters and human health from groundwater pollution
  • Understanding of the fate and behaviour of different pollutants in groundwater and how features such as soils and geology may influence fate and behaviour of pollutants
  • Understanding of groundwater behaviour and the ability to establish groundwater depth, gradient and sensitivity
  • The ability to undertake site investigation works and demonstrate understanding of investigation techniques and associated equipment to facilitate investigation such as drilling capabilities
  • Staff trained in groundwater sampling techniques
  • The ability to undertake a remediation options appraisal to determine the most appropriate and effective remediation strategy
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience of a wide range of groundwater remediation techniques and understanding of the merits of each approach
  • Understanding of and compliance with waste legislation
  • Understanding of legislation associated with pollution of the environment and the key stakeholders involved

You will be required to demonstrate the above capabilities to our Assessor through the provision of relevant case studies, discussion and questioning, review of documentation and procedures and inspection of facilities and equipment.

Module 4 – Tanker Rollover / Product Uplift

You should apply for this module if you wish to be accredited for dealing with the containment, recovery and transhipment of product following a tanker rollover incident.

You will be required to demonstrate that you have:

  • Staff who are experienced in responding to and resolving such incidents
  • Staff who are trained in response and pollution control
  • Understanding of the Health & Safety risks and controls associated with working in a hazardous environment (vehicle stability, hazardous load, static and earthing, PPE selection)
  • Understanding of Environmental Setting and the source-pathway-receptor concept
  • Understanding of the fate and behaviour of different pollutants in the environment
  • Understanding of tanker design and operation of ancillary equipment
  • Knowledge of recovery options and how the vehicle position may limit or effect these options
  • Equipment appropriate to spill containment and recovery and product transhipment
  • Understanding of equipment selection and deployment techniques
  • Understanding of legislation associated with pollution of the environment and the key stakeholders involved in incidents on highways

You will be required to demonstrate the above capabilities to our Assessor through the provision of relevant case studies, discussion and questioning, review of documentation and procedures and inspection of facilities and equipment.

Module 5 – Marine Spills

Module 6 – Marine Chemical Spills, Hazardous Noxious Substances (HNS)

Module 7 – Onshore Chemical Spills

You should apply for this module if you wish to be accredited for dealing with spillages involving chemicals.

You will be required to demonstrate that you have:

  • Staff who are experienced in responding to, investigating and resolving incidents involving chemicals and hazardous materials
  • Staff who are trained in response and pollution control
  • Understanding of the Health & Safety risks and controls associated with working with chemicals and hazardous materials
  • The ability to identify and establish the properties and hazards presented by different classes of chemicals
  • Understanding of Environmental Setting and the source-pathway-receptor concept
  • Understanding of the fate and behaviour of different chemical classes in the environment
  • The ability to determine the most appropriate and effective pollution control strategy for different chemical classes and size of spill
  • Equipment appropriate to spill containment and recovery for different chemicals and hazardous materials
  • Understanding of equipment selection and deployment techniques
  • Understanding of and compliance with waste legislation
  • Understanding of legislation associated with chemical pollution of the environment and the key stakeholders involved

You will be required to demonstrate the above capabilities to our Assessor through the provision of relevant case studies, discussion and questioning, review of documentation and procedures and inspection of facilities and equipment.

Module 8 – Contaminated Soils

You should apply for this module if you wish to be accredited for dealing with spillages which have impacted soils. Typically a spill that has recently contaminated soils following a known event.

You will be required to demonstrate that you have:

  • Staff who are experienced in responding to, investigating and resolving such incidents
  • Staff who are trained in response and pollution control techniques
  • Understanding of the Health & Safety risks and controls associated with working with different contaminants in soil and with
  • investigation and remediation operations (ie working in and near excavations)
  • Understanding of Environmental Setting and the source-pathway-receptor concept
  • Understanding of the fate and behaviour of different pollutants in the terrestrial environment and how different soil types will affect fate and behaviour
  • Understanding of Environmental Setting and the source-pathway-receptor concept
  • The ability to model the risk to controlled waters and human health from contaminated soils
  • The ability to undertake site investigation works and demonstrate understanding of investigation techniques and associated equipment to facilitate investigation such as drilling capabilities
  • Staff trained in soil screening and sampling techniques
    The ability to undertake a remediation options appraisal to determine the most appropriate, effective and sustainable remediation strategy
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience of a wide range of soil remediation techniques and understanding of the merits of each approach
  • Understanding of and compliance with waste legislation
  • Understanding of legislation associated with pollution of the environment and the key stakeholders involved

You will be required to demonstrate the above capabilities to our Assessor through the provision of relevant case studies, discussion and questioning, review of documentation and procedures and inspection of facilities and equipment.

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