Small Hazardous Material Spill

Small Hazardous Material Spill

Duration: 8h

Who is this training for?

All company employees who transport or work with hazardous materials.


At the end of this course, participants will be able to manage small spills and leaks of hazardous materials in accordance with occupational health and safety regulations. They will also be able to apply containment techniques to control hazardous materials spills.


  • Applying occupational health and safety rules
  • Assessing an incident
  • Using an Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)
  • Planning an emergency response
  • Using the emergency plan
  • Using plugging products like rods, absorbents, etc.
  • Detecting and measuring a spill
  • Assessing how an emergency response is progressing
  • Equipment return-to-service


  • Identify hazardous materials
  • Understand the risks associated with hazardous materials
  • Choose appropriate safety equipment
  • Approach hazardous materials safely
  • Isolate hazardous materials
  • Understand the specifics of hazardous material containment
  • Contain hazardous materials


One 25-question written exam and an assessment of working knowledge: using a multi-gas detector and determining an exclusion area.
The required passing grade is 80%. A supplemental exam is available.

* This training is only available in french

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Standards, laws, and references

  • Légis Québec Q-2, r. 32
  • NFPA 472
  • Académie des pompiers: Responding in the Presence of Hazardous Materials

All participants who have successfully completed the training will receive a certificate of competency.

Our certifications are recognized by the following:

  • Canadian Armed Forces
  • MELS
  • Transport Canada
  • SAAQ
  • Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)