This training course is aimed to provide a main perspective and guidelines on dealing with HNS (Hazardous and Noxious Substances) marine spills in a safe and effective manner.​

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize main legal aspects related to HNS
  • Familiarize with different types of HNS
  • Obtain information from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
  • Identify hazards deriving from HNS presence on site
  • Highlight the significance of personal protective equipment
  • Establish site procedures and measures to eliminate hazards


  • International legislation and regulations
  • Introduction to HNS response
  • HNS classification and properties
  • HNS effects and hazards
  • Personal protective measures and guidelines
  • Site organisation for HNS handling and exposure

The standard length of the course is 8h.

There are no prerequisite requirements for this course.

Delegates will receive certificate of completion under ISO standards for the training services.