Spill Response – Due Diligence


Spill Response – Due Diligence is an applied, field-based course focusing on coastal, inland and freshwater applications and conditions and 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. 

Each NRTG course includes free, lifetime admission. Enrol once – come back anytime.

Who attends?

Natural Resource and Industry consultants, environmental monitors, stakeholders, Indigenous groups, government and any personnel or organization involved in the transfer or storage of fuels and oils.  

How do I attend?

This course is available via contract only to organizations/community groups.  To arrange a contract delivery, please contact us.

What do I bring or supply?

 Course participants are required to provide their own personal protective equipment.

  • Boots or waders
  • High Visibility Vest
  • Hard Hat
  • Safety Glasses
  • Gloves
  • Notebook

More Information

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 and 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 one or two-day Spill Response Due Diligence course is a comprehensive ‘hands on’ review comprised of both classroom and field exercises. The one-day version of this course includes a ½ day classroom session, followed by a ½ day field practicum each day. A two-day Spill Response Due Diligence course includes a full day of field exercises, demos and student practice sessions. 

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.

Course fees will vary by course delivery location.  For further information, please contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

We offer this online and field-based course year-round. Please refer to our Schedule page for course timing and locations.

The Spill Response Due Diligence course is available for ‘in-house’ deliveries and contract training. Client groups can choose from a one or two-day training program. The one or two-day course includes both classroom theory and field-based exercises. This course is highly customizable and can include the following classroom and field topics and training: a review of the types of assessments, legal issues, fate and effects of spilled product, fuel transportation, storage and dispensing, a review of standards for response organization and advanced site sampling, cleanup, disposal and treatment.

The Spill Response Due Diligence Certificate is valid for three (3) years.