This course describes emergency response situations. The learner will be required to identify which of two situations require an emergency response. The first situation includes a contractor that, while digging over a pipeline, strikes the line. An explosion occurs and gas escapes from the line. The second situation involves a crack in a line as oil is drained from an on-site product tank. The oil is contained within the tank’s dike.
After making the correct identification, the learner as the driver of the responding vehicle will arrive at the scene and make choices of action dealing with this simulated emergency situation. The best “most effective time” decision must be made. The learner’s level of success will be determined by consideration of time, welfare of people (including yourself) and assessment of the environment. During the simulation the learner will have the opportunity to recap their progress and occasionally receive helpful hints.