Article six of the OPRC (Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation) Convention 1990 sets out the requirement for operators to have in place an oil spill response system which includes equipment, training and exercises. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has identified oil spill response training requirements for the UK Oil and Gas Industry. The training is designed to ensure that operator personnel are prepared and competent to manage a response at one of four levels identified in the standard.
This is a participative classroom based course, which majors in theoretical input.
The course content includes the following: • Legislation • OPEPs • External Authorities • SOSREP • Response organisation and activation • UK response options and capability • Deactivation of a response
This course is designed to increase the awareness of personnel with the responsibility to undertake the role of an executive or corporate decision maker, or his/ her advisor and other supporting roles within the company’s emergency response functions following an oil pollution incident. Such decision making and support roles may include the identification of response priorities and liaison with logistics/operational support, pollution response contractors, key regulators and authorities (BEIS, MCA, SOSREP) and any other relevant Government agencies.
Accredited by the Nautical Institute (on behalf of BEIS). Operators should note that this qualification will only be recognised within the UK and does not have any international equivalent at IMO model course levels.
Every three years
Held at Petrofac Training Services facilities, or at a suitable customer venue.
Copy of your organisation’s Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (OPEP).
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