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- The Transport Industries Skills Centre (TISCV) will be conducting a 3-Day Managers Course starting on Monday October 2th at their Canberra facility. Contact details are in the Course Information stated below
The National Bulk Tanker Association (NBTA) in conjunction with AFAC, insurance companies, leading suppliers, manufacturers and key regulators will provide a full day of activities at Sandown in Melbourne on September 4th
It is a chance to see and experience in a practical setting the latest in braking systems, new technology, maintenance demonstrations and training exercises all focused on improving bulk tanker safety, productivity and compliance.
CROIERG will be making their Melbourne based spill response trailer available and the Transport Industries Skills Centre (TISC) will be explaining the benefits of the bulk tanker emergency responder training courses conducted at their first class Canberra training facility
Work is continuing on the planning of the State Road Tanker Emergency Exercise scheduled for the Goulburn (NSW) area in late September
The exercise is being co-ordinated by Superintendent Kim Reeson, Fire & Rescue NSW Manager Capability Firefighting
Various state government departments and agencies will be involved on the day as will industry
CROIERG will be making our semi-trailer rollover tanker and other equipment available for the exercise
TISC have been heavily involved in the planning stages, especially in providing technical expertise for the script and advice as to how the videos that will be taken on the day can be best used in future training scenarios for both government and industry
As soon as we (CROIERG) know the actual date and location we will "spread the word"
The CROIERG 5-day training course scheduled to start on Monday September 15th is fully booked
Extra DG Emergency Response and Response Management training course are scheduled for 22 September!
New workshop developed to assist managers with Assessment Tasks
See details below
Did you know?
Due to increase demand On the 22nd – 26th of September 2014, TISC will be running another 5 day DG emergency responder/managers course . The course is in two parts and provides for 2 nationally recognised qualifications. For the first 3 days, managers will undertake the same practical hands on training as company incident responders . This will provide them with a sound basis for emergency response and on successful completion also provide them with the nationally recognised responders qualification and an opportunity to apply for the industry emergency response card. Armed with skills and knowledge from the responders course, the last two days of the course, managers will learn about the design, development and implementation of a company Transport Emergency Response Plan (TERP) and design, run and evaluate a simulated emergency response exercise (a legal requirement for DG Transport Companies). This part of the course will provide managers with the skills and knowledge to be confident about their companies ability to meet their dangerous goods legal obligations and their preparedness to respond effectively to emergencies. Managers will complete all assessment activities here at TISC including exercising their TERP’s rather than having to complete work based post course assessments. A qualification in emergency response management is also provided on successful completion.
We also be running a 3 day responders course beginning 22nd – 24th of September. This course deals with the practical planning and tasks that relate to the emergency incident itself and focuses on personnel who will perform the “up-front” hands on recovery and containment tasks at the actual site.
NEW For participants of the “stand alone” 3 day Manager course that TISC have provided in the past and where managers have been unable to complete their work based assessment projects, TISC have developed a one day workshop to assist managers in completing their assessment tasks. TISC can provide a one day workshop at your business location to assist your management team to complete their assessment requirements for their Management qualification. For more information on this new development please call Paul Harrison on the numbers below.
Places are very limited for these courses so be quick!
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ALL TRAINING COURSE BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE MADE TO
Paul Harrison Executive Manager
Transport Industry Skills Centre (TISC) 441 Sutton Road, Canberra ACT
TISC PO Box 6074 Queanbeyan NSW 2620
(02) 6297 7187 Mobile 0407 223 125
TRAINING COURSES INFORMATION
The TISC Training Complex is located at
441 Sutton Road. Majura (Canberra) ACT
TRAINING COURSE COSTS
$2,318 including GST and $110 for Responder Card Fee
Combined Manager & Responder Course/s (5-Day)
$4,118 including GST and $110 for Responder Card Fee
The Bulk Tanker Emergency Responder Card is administered by the Fire Protection Association of Australia (FPAA) and supported by the Australasian Fire Authorities Council (AFAC)
This specialist course can only be delivered by the approved provider, the Transport Industries Skills Centre (TISC) in Canberra
The Card recognizes that the holder has received formal training in dealing with bulk tanker emergencies
A message from WorkCover NSW for the information of CROIERG Members, which will be of interest to members Ed
July 7, 2014 Sydney NSW
WorkCover NSW is here to help improve safety for workers and businesses. Our high consequence, low frequency program is designed to identify high risk industries and activities, and provide tailored safety advice and assistance. The storage of large quantities of dangerous goods requires a specialised approach to safety management.
For this reason, WorkCover requires notification of these sites. It is also important that this information remains up to date as it is used by other government agencies – eg Fire & Rescue NSW. Sites that have not provided current information about their dangerous goods storage are referred to as 'expired'.
The current program will focus on expired sites with underground storage tanks that have been previously used to store flammable gases or liquids.
If these tanks have not been appropriately maintained or decommissioned, they pose a serious risk of fire, explosion and contamination of the environment.
A derelict site
Over the next twelve months WorkCover will be visiting expired sites across NSW providing practical advice and assistance to ensure:
- All hazardous chemicals are being stored and handled safely
- Any underground storage tanks that are no longer in use have been appropriately decommissioned.
- WorkCover has the most up to date information about the types of dangerous goods being stored on these sites
Here are some tips to help you stay safe when working around dangerous goods:
- Implement an appropriate system for the safe management of hazardous chemicals, this includes having a hazardous chemicals register and manifest, placards, emergency plan and notification;
- Make sure any underground storage tanks that are no longer in use have been appropriately decommissioned; and
- Always use a suitably qualified person to carry out the work
- Ensure the notification of dangerous goods on your premises is up to date.
For more information go to the WorkCover NSW website.
On the subject of underground storage tanks here is a very recent news report from the United States with a twist on this contentious subject. Very interesting? Ed
July 11, 2014 Washington DC USA
Congress needs to scrounge up billions of dollars before August or the United States will start running out of money for roads. They need about $16 billion per year, and there's plenty of disagreement about where to get that money.
But there's one surprising place where politicians can agree: Both the House and Senate are mulling bills that would take $1 billion from a fund set aside to clean up "leaking underground storage tanks" and use that money to help pay for roads.
So what's that about? Why is there $1 billion just lying around? And does this mean there might be leaking storage tanks that no one's cleaning up? Here's a primer:
Back in the 1980s, policymakers realized that many of the nation's 2.2 million underground storage tanks — including petroleum storage tanks at gas stations — were leaking and threatened to contaminate groundwater supplies.
So, starting in 1984, Congress passed a series of laws to tighten standards for these tanks and clean up leaks — all paid for by a 0.1-cent-per-gallon tax on motor fuels. That money went into the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund, or "LUST fund." (And kudos to whatever staffer found a way to spice this topic up with that acronym.)
Over the years, the EPA and states used this money to enforce and fund clean-up operations. By 2009, nearly 80 percent of the nation's 488,000 leaking tank sites had been cleaned up — with a backlog of about 100,000 remaining. Later on, Congress also required the EPA to use some of that money for leak prevention, as well.
June 30, 2014 Benin Nigeria
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said two people were burnt beyond recognition at the Oluku end of the Benin bypass following an auto crash involving a truck and a fuel tanker.
The FRSC Zonal Commanding Officer in Benin, Mr Charles Akpabio, said this in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday in Benin.
Akpabio said four others who sustained serious burns had been taken to the Central Hospital, Benin, for medical attention.
He said the accident occurred on Friday, when an articulated Mark truck belonging to Dangote Group of Companies rammed into a tanker fully loaded with fuel, causing the tanker to go up in flames.
According to him, the fire also affected two other articulated vehicles.
Akpabio described the crash as fatal and attributed it to "wrongful overtaking.’’
He stated that his men quickly called in officials of the Fire Service, who put out the fire to prevent further damage.
July 1, 2014 Columbia County Georgia USA
Tanker at servo in Georgia
Ferrara of Evans says, "I
didn't even comb my hair and I had to get out." Ferrara has been
living in the Faircloth Commons subdivision in Columbia County for
But Monday morning was anything but a normal start to the week.
"All I was worried about was getting out of here. My wife kept pushing me out of here," said Ferrara.
A fuel tanker hit this billboard pole at the nearby Circle K, causing 700 gallons of gasoline to spill. Columbia County emergency crews responded to the gas station within minutes.
Battalion Chief Anthony Lovett of Columbia County Fire Rescue says, "That was the first thing that was done when we arrived on scene was the evacuation of Faircloth Commons." Ferrara's neighbour was also told to leave his home early this morning.
Jimmy Newman used to drive big rigs and spoke about the special training to get behind the wheel of a fuel tanker.
Newman of Evans says, "It's pretty serious training because you got 6,000 gallons of flammable fuel right behind you. So you certainly don't want to have a wreck."
But that's exactly what happened.
Georgia EPD says several hundred gallons of premium gasoline poured into the parking lot and down the storm drain. But officials say that's where the fuel stopped.
June 18, 2014 Khargone India
One tanker filled with petrol overturned on Khargone – Kasarawad Road and the oil began to flow out from it, on Tuesday morning. Hearing about this, local people gathered there to grab some amount of oil by filling in their cans, bottles and vehicles. The incident occurred in front of Sneh-Vatika on Khargone – Kasarawad Road, at around 5 a.m. on Tuesday.
The petrol tanker no MP-09 GF 1093 overturned and petrol began to flow out on the dry surface of the roadside. Seeing this, people gathered quickly for the loot of the flowing oil. According to the tanker driver Kamal Nagar, the tanker was carrying petrol from Indore to the Bhatia Fuel Centre of Jhiranya.
The police personnel tried to stop the people but they failed against the crowd. For around three and half hour, till 8:30 a.m. this loot remained continued. Then SDOP RB Dixit reached there with police team and controlled the situation.
July 10, 2014 Lancaster, Ohio USA
Fairfield County tanker crash
Emergency crews were on the scene of a tanker crash in Fairfield County Thursday morning.
The crash occurred on state Route 188, just west of the U.S. 33 bypass around 8 a.m.
According to emergency dispatchers, the driver was trapped and the vehicle was on its side. Medics were able to get the driver out of the cab. His condition was not immediately released.
Diesel fuel was reportedly leaking and HAZMAT was called to the scene. Investigators on the scene are trying to determine what caused the crash.
July 11, 2014 Dexter Ohio USA
Blocking the road
Ohio double tanker crash
A double tanker truck hauling more than 11,000 gallons of diesel and gasoline overturned on Highway 58, blocking the road 6 miles east of Pleasant Hill.
A detour is in place using Dexter Road.
Oregon DOT said the highway is expected to remain blocked into the evening as crews off-load the fuel before righting and removing the truck and trailers.
An estimated 400
gallons of fuel spilled from the tank, ODOT said.
Most of the spillage was contained to the road surface where absorbent material was placed.
Some of the fuel spilled onto the shoulder and nearby soil.
Precautions taken have kept the fuel from reaching any surface water
July 12, 2014
Tanker and car in Nigeria
Commuters travelling between Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, to states in the North-central region are now stranded as emergency officials battle to remove a petrol tanker which crashed at the Nyanya end of the road.
The tanker owned by B.G.K Nigeria Ltd, but painted in the colours of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, was coming from the Abuja end of the road when it suddenly lost control and crashed into an oncoming Golf car on the opposite lane. The incident occurred at about 9 a.m., witnesses said.
The Golf car was completely destroyed but the occupants were rescued alive.
Emergency workers, comprising of the Federal Fire service, Federal Road Safety Commission, the Police, and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corpa, NSCDC, rushed to the scene of the accident for rescue and traffic control.
Their concern was to prevent the tanker, laden with petrol, from exploding, some of emergency workers said.
July 13, 2014 Hesperia California USA
According to CHP acting sergeant Michael Schwab, a passenger vehicle for unknown reasons veered into the tanker’s lane and clipped the truck’s front steering axle, causing the truck to swerve then overturn.
July 17, 2014, Ozark County Missouri USA
A Gassville, Ark., truck driver had a close call Tuesday afternoon after the fuel tanker truck he was driving overturned on Highway 160 about two miles east of Gainesville.
Walter Bramblett, a driver for Magness Oil Company, said his trailer tire dropped off the edge of Highway 160 since there are no shoulders on the highway, causing the accident.
The tractor-trailer then struck a culvert, causing the rig to overturn. Bramblett sustained mainly bumps and bruises in the crash that closed down the highway for over three hours Tuesday night.
A hazmat team responded to the accident and contained the 6,890 gallons of jet fuel, a grade of fuel similar to kerosene. There was no fuel spilled, officials said.
"I have to brag a little," said Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed. "Gainesville and Lick Creek fire departments did an outstanding job tonight with what could have been a terrible ending. Very professional job by these dedicated people."
July 5, 2014 Kabul, Afghanistan
"Burning tankers in Afghanistan
Attackers set fire to hundreds of fuel tanker trucks in a parking lot on the outskirts of the Afghan capital, witnesses said Saturday, prompting angry drivers to block a major highway to demand reimbursement for their losses.
Hundreds of other drivers stood by helplessly on Saturday morning, unable to salvage any property as flames and smoke rose from the area and several fire engines rushed to the site.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the militants were targeting fuel tankers belonging to NATO forces.
"We couldn't tell if the attackers were Taliban or other people," one of the drivers, 35-year-old Juma Gul, said. "They were dressed in uniforms; we couldn't understand what was happening. They were shooting toward the drivers and they were setting the tankers on fire. The gunmen were targeting any of the drivers who wanted to return to their trucks."
Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai said about 400 trucks caught fire late Friday and continued to burn through Saturday morning, but he did not confirm the cause or provide other details. The Interior Ministry said it has set up a team to investigate the incident.
Truck drivers later blocked the main highway between Kabul and the southern city of Kandahar to protest what they said was a slow response by the government and to demand reimbursement for their losses.
Tanker crashes in Pocahontas County
July 23, 2014 Bartow, W.Va. USA
The driver of a tanker truck is hospitalized after a spectacular crash of a fuel truck on Tuesday afternoon. The tanker hauling nearly 8,000 gallons of diesel fuel overturned about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday near the Bartow Intersection. The crash sent flames high into the air as the fuel tank ruptured.
An unknown amount of the diesel fuel spilled into the Greenbrier River. Environmental inspectors were on hand to monitor the leak and try to control the fuel. Officials say they do not believe the spill posed any threat to water treatment plants downstream.
A cause for the crash remained under investigation.
July 6, 2014 Ramban District India
The driver of a petrol tanker was killed while seven Amarnath pilgrims travelling in a car were injured when the two vehicles collided with each other on a national highway in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The car and the tanker collided head-on with each other on the Jammu and Kashmir National Highway at Nowgam belt of Banihal tehsil of Ramban district last night and rolled down into a gorge, officials said here today
How incidents can happen. Ed
July 1, 2014 Washington Township New Jersey USA
A Washington Township resident emptying his pool Sunday is to blame for an oil spill and heavy gas fumes, according to fire officials.
The resident, who authorities would not name, borrowed a vacuum truck from his employer, a company that "services refineries," according to Washington Township Fire Chief John Hoffman.
The Uranus Lane man used the 3,800-gallon truck to vacuum the water out of his pool, officials said.
"The vacuum truck still has 1,000 or more gallons of oil in it. He vacuumed out his pool and dumped it into the storm drain in front of his house," Hoffman said.