Throughout training, employees are educated with prevention measures aimed at minimizing the risk of spills and ensuring safe operations. Employee training is a vital part of preventing spills; it reinforces process safety and promotes the safe use of equipment.
Industry has developed agreed-upon standards by which to train each employee and each position. Equipment operators are trained in prevention measures and emergency procedures. Tanker crews use three-dimensional simulators for training, while instructors add complexity to courses real-time. Industry maintains a catalog of standards that encompass training, provides training courses, and runs certification programs for performance improvement.
Training is a continuous process for each individual, as industry advances at an accelerated rate each year. Employees must constantly undergo training with the latest technologies and procedures in order to augment their knowledge, test their proficiency, and increase the safety of their operations.