Video: Truck Driver Rollover Training

By: Steve Skinner

When a petrol tanker rolls over, how do you retrieve the situation without causing a blast and fire?

The ACT Transport Industries Skills Centre – otherwise known as "Sutton Road", after its Queanbeyan location – runs a nationally-accredited emergency response course teaching basic skills such as earthing and bonding to prevent a spark explosion; drilling through the side of the tanker; and transferring the fuel.

The course is also run with involvement from the Canberra and Regions Oil Industry Emergency Response Group (CROIERG) with assistance from the National Bulk Tanker Association.

Steve Skinner went along to see how it’s done and spoke with course director, Paul Harrison.

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