Environmental Health and Safety - Emergency Response Planning

2 modules


Course Length
5 hours

Edumine Courses

27 Feb 2024



This course is the second of two Environmental Health and Safety courses by the author. It has been prepared with the intention of providing mining personnel with a set of practical guidelines on Environmental Emergency Response, i.e. how to respond to a variety of environmental emergencies. The first course focuses on Environmental Emergency Preparedness.

With a little adaptation using local information, such as local emergency contacts and the inclusion of MSDS sheets and local emergency procedures, the guidelines in this course can be applied to any mining or processing operation. They can also be used in a site Environmental Management System (EMS), site Environmental Management Plan (EMP), and/or site emergency management Preparedness and Response Plan. At the very least, these guidelines can be used as a site emergency planning and response checklist.

This course is split into four parts:

  • Part 1 - The Generic EHS Emergency Response Plan
  • Part 2 - Response Planning for Chemical Spills
  • Part 3 - Response Planning for Oil Spills
  • Part 4 - Response Planning for a Hazardous Gas Emergency


  • Ralph Gunness


Duration: 5 Hours
Access: 90 Days
Category: Safety
Level: Specialize
Version Date: October 6, 2003


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Learning Outcomes

  • Provide a guideline for environmental emergency management accreditation as described in ISO 14000 Environmental Management.
  • Provide leadership in emergency preparedness and response processes.
  • Create a process of recording, investigating, and acting on all complaints and incidents relating to environmental matters.
  • Create a process to ensure compliance with all statutory requirements and minimise potential for occupational or environmental harm.

Recommended Background

  • An appreciation of resource-based operations and related environmental issues.
  • Completion of the companion course: Environmental Health and Safety - Emergency Preparedness


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Edumine Certification

Learning Credits

Environmental Health and Safety - Emergency Response Planning
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Added 3 months ago, by Peter
The course covers the basic materials well enough. For $500USD I would have expected some embedded videos and whatnot to make it more interesting. The photos had the feel of being very old photocopies from photographs. The information was useful but the price a little high for a 5-hour course with nothing but text and old photos.

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