HNS Spill Awareness

Hazardous & Noxious Substance (HNS) Spill Awareness Course

Target Group

This course is designed for all government authorities, agencies, ports, shipping owners, shipping companies or ship operators, operators of bulk storage facilities for chemicals, chemical and petro-chemical companies and organisations involved in the planning and response to spills of HNS.

Course Objectives

Delegates will gain an understanding of the international legislation governing the transportation of HNS at sea, the risks and threats posed by the loss of HNS, the behaviour of HNS when spilt, the health and safety issues of HNS response, the various spill response options and equipment available and the need for risk assessments and contingency planning.

Course outline

  • International legislation
  • How HNS is transported
  • The properties of HNS
  • The HNS classification systems
  • The fate and impact of HNS spills in the marine environment
  • Response options
  • Suitable equipment
  • Case studies
  • Risk assessments
  • Contingency planning

Course Duration

1 day



Pre Course Requirement

There are no pre-course requirements.

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