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The Bulk Tanker Emergency Responder Card is administered by the Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) 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

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CROIERG TRAILERS & EQUIPMENT
CROIERG TRAILERS
LOCATION No. TYPE
Banksmeadow
Sydney East NSW
31 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Benalla VIC 22 Spill Response
Beresfield NSW 17 Spill Response
Bordertown SA 24 Spill Response
Brisbane QLD 25 Spill Response
Canberra ACT 2 Spill Response
Canberra ACT 3 Spill Response Pumping Unit
Canberra ACT 4 Spill Response Skimmer Unit
Canberra ACT 5 Training Cutaway Unit Unit
Canberra ACT 6 Training Rollover Unit
Canberra ACT 29 Training Unit Pump Equipped
Canberra ACT 30 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Cooma NSW 27 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Cootamundra NSW 14 Spill Response
Dubbo NSW 36 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Eden NSW 10 Spill Response
Forbes NSW 18 Spill Response
Goulburn NSW 8 Spill Response
Griffith NSW 13 Spill Response
Holbrook NSW 20 Spill Response
Lismore NSW 35 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Melbourne VIC
37 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Mildura VIC 16 Spill Response
Moruya NSW 12 Spill Response
Newcastle NSW 19 Spill Response
Orange NSW 11 Spill Response
Port Kembla NSW 34 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Prestons West Sydney NSW
32 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Beresfield NSW 17 Spill Response
Rockhampton QLD 28 Spill Response
Rockhampton QLD 33 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Shepparton VIC 15 Spill Response
Wagga Wagga NSW 26 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Wauchope NSW 21 Spill Response
Wodonga VIC 9 Spill Response
Yass NSW 23 Spill Response

 

Trailer access criteria is in the Members Area

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Member's please note that the equipment usage and accountability criteria are specific and clearly spelt out in CROIERG information in the Member's Manual, which is available in the Member's Area of this website

CROIERG appreciates the efforts of the host companies who look after our trailers at various locations and provide monthly checks to ensure they are operational

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March 2013

HazMat 2013 Conference & Exhibition


Wed 1 + Thu 2 May
Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh, NSW

Senator Don Farrell Joins the Program

The HazMat 2013 organising committee is proud to announce that Senator Don Farrell, Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water, will officially open the conference in Sydney. Senator Farrell will address the theme of the conference in relation to the current environment and both industry and the community's proactive work towards a robust and sustainable future.

United Nations Keynote Presentations

Following the Senator's opening address the conference will commence with a keynote presentation by Olivier Kervella, Chief, Dangerous Goods and Special Cargoes, Transport Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Oliver resides in Geneva, Switzerland and will discuss the GHS and its implementation.

On day two of the conference a second representative of the United Nations will present on Limited and excepted quantities. Volker Krampe works for Beiersdorf AG in Hamburg, Germany and is a member of the UN Sub-committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods.


Brochure / Program and Registration Early Bird

NEW FORMAT FOR THE CROIERG WEB NEWS

The CROIERG Web News is in a new format for this March 2013 edition. We have included the public News in an eNews (email) that is sent to CROIERG Members and Associates, it links to the Members News in the left hand column. We welcome your feedback

CROIERG ENTERS INTO ARRANGEMENT WITH OIL SPILL SOLUTIONS OF BRAZIL TO PUBLISH "RESPONSE TO OIL SPILLS" ARTICLES IN CROIERG WEB NEWS

Mark Francis CEO of Oil Spill Solution based in Rio de Janeiro Brazil has agreed to an arrangement where CROERG will be able to republish his first class articles on responding to inland oil spill on this website

Mark Francis has been involved with the oil industry since 1975 he became head of response within the UK for British Petroleum E&P in 1980 for 10 years responding to well, storage tank and pipeline spills throughout the UK. Over the next 20 years he continued to build his international operational experience and specialised in spill response training

In 2012 he opened Oil Spill Solutions and became an Independent Consultant.

CROIERG is very appreciative of Mark Francis allowing us to reproduce these excellent articles and their associated photographs and graphics for the information and training of our members

Members can access this informative series of educational articles in the Members Area of this website starting with this March 2013 edition

CROIERG COMMITTEE MEETING 12/2/2013

Members can access the minutes of the CROIERG Committee Meeting held on Tuesday February 2013 at the TISC Training Complex, Sutton Road Canberra ACT in the Member's Area of the website

COMMITTEE DISCUSSES TRAINING MATTERS

There are areas of the training courses that require strengthening and the committee considered several options in this area

Some points discussed by the committee in regard to training and recommendations agreed to were:

  • That all course applicants must present the course material as described in the Information Enrolment Letter
  • That all course assessments be completed by the end of the course
  • That all outstanding Stage One (Managers) Course Assessments must be received at TISC by COB on March 29th 2013

CROIERG ACQUIRES TRI AXLE SEMI-TRAILER TANKER AS A TRAINING AID

CROIERG has been in negotiations with the Shell Company of Australia for the Shell Rollover Training Trailer (tri-axle THOMAS model semi-trailer) to be used by CROIERG as a training aid in connection with our Training Courses

Rollover Training Tanker

Rollover Training Tanker

These negotiations have been successful and the unit is at present being assessed and will be registered in the name of CROIERG

This unit will enable the Stage 2 Practical Courses to be offered at other centres than Canberra. Naturally course details and costing have to still be done to ensure the viability of external courses.

When all of the "i's" are dotted and the "t's" crossed this should ensure A Great Big Plus for the training project!

We will be officially recognising this magnificent gesture by the Shell Company when all workings are completed and we really appreciated the very efficient manner in which Shell staff handled the tanker negotiations and transfer

TRAINING COURSES PROPOSED CHANGES

CHANGES IN TRAINING COURSE STRUCTURES

The CROIERG Committee examined several recommendations for streamlining the training course agendas at their February 12th meeting in Canberra.

Various paths were closely examined and following a very good presentation by Transport Industries Skills Centre (TISC) Executive Manager Paul Harrison and robust discussion it was recommended that Option 2 be the preferred path for both courses:

  • A combined 5 day program with Responder & Manager parts for first 3 days then Managers only for next 2 days
  • Provides manager participants with a good technical grounding before putting into the management context
  • This will allow managers to achieve the responder's qualification and the manager's qualification at the same time with all assessment requirements for both courses completed at TISC
  • This will also allow managers to apply for the responder card

FINAL NOTIFICATION:

It is very important to note that all the outstanding Stage One (Managers) Course assessments must be returned to TISC by the close of business on Friday March 29th, 2013

The non-returning of course attendees course assessment material has a serious flow on effect into the Stage 2 Practical Course and this date has been set to clear the back log thyat has built up once and for all

TRAINING COURSES

STAGE 1 (MANAGERS) TRAINING COURSES

Following the course revision/s mentioned earlier in this newsletter the dates for the new Stage One (Managers) Training Course will be announced by TISC shortly

The new combined courses should eliminate the blockages in the system that have recently been experienced

STAGE 2 TRAINING COURSE DATES FOR 2013

STAGE 2 (Practical) Training Courses will be conducted at the TISC Training Complex on:

COURSE

2013

STAGE 2 Responders

March 13-15

STAGE 2 Responders

June 26-28

STAGE 2 Responders

September 4-6

ALL TRAINING COURSE BOOKINGS SHOULD BE MADE TO:

Trish Mooney. Business Administration Manager
Transport Industry Skills Centre (TISC) Sutton Road, Canberra ACT

Mail: TISC PO Box 6074 Queanbeyan NSW 2620

Phone: (02) 6297 7187 Email: TrishMooney@SRDTC.com

TRAINING COURSES INFORMATION

  1. Stage1 (Managers) Course in Fuel Transportation Emergency Planning and Response
  2. Stage 2 (Responders) "Course in Dangerous Goods Road Transport Emergency Recovery Operations".
  3. For detailed information on the two programs go to the link below
Emergency Response Program Information [pdf]

 

 

 TRAINING COURSE COSTS

STAGE 1 Managers)

$1,500 for CROIERG/NBTA Members

$1,800 for Non Members

STAGE 2 (Responders)

$2,100 + $88 for Responder Card


A DISCIPLINED APPROACH TO EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Emergency Response Chart

We have had quality large (600mm x 385mm) quick reference charts of this first class emergency response process especially printed for member use.

We are making the chart available to members at the cost of printing & postage

ER Chart
ER Chart
  • The Chart is a data gathering and decision making process to aid responders in handling emergencies in a logical, methodical manner

They are in colour with a protective coating on a lightweight corflute material (600mm x 385mm)

Priced at $54.78 each including GST and Postage

Contact:

The CROIERG Secretary PO Box 362 YASS NSW 2582

Ph Mobile 0428 627 777 Email eejoconn@bigpond.net.au

To order the Emergency Response Chart go to the link below, complete the Order Form and return to the CROIERG Secretary

ER Chart Order Form [pdf]

VTA SANDOWN DRIVE DAYS IN MELBOURNE MARCH 7TH & 8TH (Rollover Tanker Exercise on Thursday March 7th)

On Thursday March 7th & Friday March 8th the Sandown Drive Days organised by the Victorian Road Transport Association will be held Sandown Racecourse Tanker product transfer

On the afternoon of Thursday March 7th a bulk tanker simulation exercise will be held and the CROIERG newly acquired semi-trailer tanker will be the centre of attention in a rollover exercise organised by Rob Perkins of the National Bulk Tanker Association (NBTA) with the co-operation of our training partners TISC (Transport Industries Skills Centre of Canberra)

We emailed the Brochures & Registration form to CROIERG members on February 19th.

See links below:

DRIVER BURNED AFTER FUEL TANKER CRASHES INTO HOOSICK, N.Y. CREEK (New York State)

February 14, 2013 Hoosick, N.Y.

Burnt out tanker at Shingle Hollow Creek

Burnt out tanker at Shingle Hollow Creek

A truck hauling 8,500 gallons of unleaded gasoline and 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel broke through the guardrail on Route 7 shortly before noon on Wednesday, spilling what fuel did not burn into the Shingle Hollow Creek, which runs between the road and Tibbits State Forest.

Hoosick Fire Department Chief William Rifenburgh said fire crews were summoned to the area east of the Man of Kent on Route 7 for a report of a rollover crash involving a fuel truck that had caught fire and exploded. The truck travelled 150 feet off the road into the creek, causing fuel to run downriver. Gasoline could be smelled roughly a mile east, where the road was closed by the Stewart's Shops at Route 22 and Route 7.

New York State Police Sgt. James Allendorph, supervisor for the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division assigned to Troop G, said the driver of the gas truck was found walking on the roadside by a passing motorist and driven to the Stewart's Shops, where a local ambulance was flagged down.

That ambulance transferred the driver, a 34-year-old Massachusetts man, to a Mohawk Ambulance which then took him to Albany Medical Center. From there he was taken to Westchester Medical Center. Allendorph said the driver suffered burns to his hands and face and possibly his respiratory system.

Allendorph said the driver's name has not been released. He said he does not have enough information yet to speculate on a cause for the crash but said he did not notice skid marks that would indicate the truck's brakes had been locked up.

Most of the truck had burned up in the fire, leaving two large pieces to be towed out. "Normally we would inspect the truck at this point," said Allendorph, adding he was surprised to see how quickly the fire destroyed the vehicle. He said he arrived on scene within the hour of it being reported and by then it was largely gone.

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5 WORKERS KILLED, 2 INJURED, IN SOUTH JAKARTA CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT (Indonesia)

THE DANGERS OF VAPOURS - BEWARE OF VAPOURS!

February 12, 2013 Jakarta, Indonesia

Five construction workers died and two are in critical condition after they were trapped for more than an hour in the septic tank of an under-construction office tower in South Jakarta on Tuesday.

Sr. Comr. Wahyu Hadiningrat, the South Jakarta Police chief, said the incident occurred at around 10 a.m. at the Manhattan Square building site on Jalan T.B. Simatupang in Cilandak.

He said the accident began when a worker, cleaning up in the basement of the building, stepped on a plywood sheet placed over a hole and fell through to the septic tank about six metres below.

Two of his colleagues climbed down the hole to find him, but failed to emerge after several minutes. Four other workers followed suit and were also not heard from.

A rescue team later arrived and sent in one of its men wearing an oxygen mask.

The rescue worker managed to bring one of the workers, who had fainted, back out. However, when he went back into the tank to find the others, his oxygen mask slipped off and he passed out.

More rescuers were sent in to find the first rescuer and the six missing workers. When all the men were finally brought to the surface, five of the workers were found to be dead, while the sixth worker and the rescuer were unconscious.

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FOUR KILLED DURING TANKER TRUCK EXPLOSION IN LAURENS COUNTY (Georgia)

February 6, 2013 Laurens County Georgia USA

Wreckage of tanker in Georgia explosion

Wreckage of tanker in Georgia explosion

Interstate 16 in Laurens County was shut down to motorists after over a dozen vehicles were involved in an early morning accident.

A spokesperson for the Georgia State Patrol Post in Dublin tells WGXA, troopers responded to the multi-car accident between mile marker 34 and mile marker 37. The GSP spokesperson says a tanker truck involved in the accident exploded during the crash.

Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones told WGXA shortly after the accident that three people were confirmed dead in the accident. WGXA has learned late Wednesday afternoon that the death toll has increased to four.

The dead were identified as: Michael Jarome Smith of Covington; Jeff Moore of Effingham County; and Clayton and Josephine Warnock of Dublin. The Georgia State Patrol says nine people were hurt.

Laurens County EMS Director Terry Cobb tells WGXA at least six vehicles were still on fire when crews arrived. The state patrol says there were four separate crashes involving 27 vehicles.

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TRUCK CRASHES INCREASING IN MINING STATES: REPORT (Australia)

February 2, 2013

While crashes involving trucks are decreasing in NSW, a new report has found an alarming surge in Queensland and Western Australia - most likely attributable to the mining boom.

The Bruce Highway is the worst culprit, struggling to keep up with the large numbers of heavy vehicles using the road.

Critics say in spite of massive road works, there are not enough overtaking lanes or rest areas

Read more.

DIESEL TANKER ROLLOVER CLOSES ROUTE 62 (New York State)

February 4, 2013 Kiantone New York State USA

A tanker carrying 34,500 litres of diesel fuel overturned early Monday morning, shutting down traffic on Route 62 for more than 12 hours and sending its driver to the hospital.

The Kiantone Independent Fire Department was summoned at 6:26 a.m. after a United Refining tractor trailer lost control on the shoulder of the road and veered into a ravine. The rollover took place between Kiantone Road and Route 60. The driver, William D. Fisher, 46, of Erie, Pa., was transported to WCA Hospital for minor lacerations and neck and back pain.

The tanker truck was on its way from Warren, Pa., to Fredonia when the accident occurred, police said.

The Chautauqua County HAZMAT team responded, as did firefighters from Frewsburg, Falconer, Ellery Center and Russell, Pa. State Police out of the Jamestown barracks and members of the United Refining spill response team also responded. Fire officials said less than 100 gallons of diesel fuel leaked from the overturned tanker.

Source post-journal.com

WEEKEND ROAD ACCIDENTS CLAIM 50 (CHINA)

February 4, 2013 CHINA

Rescuers at bus crash

Rescuers at bus crash

Road accidents across China over the past three days have claimed more than 50 lives - 18 alone when a bus careered down a ravine and burst into flames in Gansu province's Ningxian County - casting a long shadow over the upcoming Spring Festival for many families.

On Friday, two separate bus crashes killed 29 people; on Saturday, seven died when a van crashed in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, 12 lost their lives when a bus overturned in Guizhou province and

Five more were killed after an oil tanker crashed on a highway in Guangdong province.

Saturday afternoon, a tanker collided with 10 cars on the Shaoguan section of the Beijing-Hong Kong-Macao Expressway in Guangdong province, killing five people.

The catalogue of road carnage comes as the country's transportation and traffic authorities are already planning how to handle what is expected to be a massive rise in traffic on China's main highways during the Spring Festival.

It is expected that more than 3.1 billion trips will be made in private cars or buses, averaging 77.41 million a day, 9 percent more than last year.

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TANKER SPILL ON BOWER HILL ROAD CAUSES BIG TRAFFIC PROBLEMS IN BRIDGEVILLE (Pennsylvania)

February 9, 2013 Bridgeville Pennsylvania USAFire crew cleanup spill

A tanker that spilled oil at the end Bower Hill Road in Bridgeville closed the roadway for nearly two hours and caused a traffic nightmare right before the evening rush hour.

Authorities were dispatched to the oil spill around 2:25 p.m. Friday between McLaughlin Run Road and Union Street.

Initial reports indicated a crash in the area caused the oil to leak for the tanker.

Police immediately diverted traffic onto parallel running Baldwin Street and firefighters began spreading material on the road to soak up the oil. A long line of cars could be seen on Baldwin and nearby Railroad Street as motorists snaked around the detour.

A hazardous material crew has been called to the scene to assist in the cleanup. Firefighters were seen brooming up the material while the tanker was being towed away.

Read more.

TANKER FIRE CLOSES INTERSTATE 40 (Oklahoma)Burnt Tanker

January 24, 2013 Sallisaw Oklahoma USA

A Continental Carbonic tanker out of Decatur, Ill., hauling carbon dioxide caught fire Monday morning at the eastbound rest area on Interstate 40.

The Sallisaw Fire Department responded to the fire at 8:16 a.m. and used foam to extinguish the blaze. Firefighters continued to spray the tanker with water for about 20 minutes to cool it down, Sallisaw Fire Chief Anthony Armstrong said.

The cause of the fire was the brakes on the tanker locked up and caught the back tires on fire, Armstrong said.

The pressurized tanker consisted of two layers. The fire burned through the outside layer, but none of the gas was released, Armstrong said.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol closed both eastbound lanes from 8:20 to 8:35 a.m. while firefighters put out the fire.

Source sequoyahcountytimes.com/news

ROSEVILLE FIREFIGHTERS RESPOND TO GASOLINE TANKER SPILL (Minnesota)

February 6, 2013 Roseville Minnesota USALeaking Tanker

Roseville firefighters responded Tuesday morning to a leaking gasoline tanker off of Highway 36, according to Twin Cities Fire Wire.

"The incident occurred on the exit ramp from eastbound Highway 36 to Dale Street around 8:15 a.m.,'' the news service reported. "Once crews arrived, an all-call was dispatched for additional units.

"According to radio traffic, the tanker was hauling about 3,000 gallons of gasoline when it started leaking. The fuel spilled onto the roadway and then into nearby culverts. Firefighters set up hose lines with foam as the leak was stopped.

An empty gas tanker was brought into the scene and the remaining product was offloaded."

Source roseville.patch.com

GLUE LORRY OVERTURNS ON A76 (UK)

February 22, 2013 Sanquhar UK

Glue lorry spill

Glue lorry spill

Walking in the glue

Walking in the glue

The A76 trunk road is closed at Sanquhar after a lorry carrying 15,000 litres of glue overturned.

The accident happened at around 5.20am this morning (22nd February).

Police and firefighters were called to the scene at the Burnside Filling Station on the outskirts of Sanquhar.

The glue is up to six inches deep in some places and has covered about 400 metres of road as well as the petrol station forecourt.

I just heard a bang and saw this liquid about six inches thick heading towards the front of the house.

"It came right up to the front doorstep of the house and the car was covered in it but I don't know how we'll get it cleaned."– Lawrie Roberts, local resident

We've been told we have to clean up the mess ourselves.

"It appears the lorry hit a traffic island and was then heading for the garage and petrol pumps. But the driver seems to have managed to swerve and the lorry jack-knifed missed the garage.

"It could have been an absolute disaster although it's bad enough. They are trying to clean up the road with grit at first but how they'll get rid of the glue we don't know."

Dumfries and Galloway Police say the road will be closed until around 5pm this evening.

Source itv.com/news

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