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) have identified oil spill response training requirements for the UK Oil and Gas Industry. The training is designed to ensure 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. This course will ensure that all relevant personnel are trained to identify and implement appropriate pollution response arrangements. Such response arrangements may include input from BEIS, MCA, SOSREP, pollution response contractors and other relevant Government agencies.
The following key elements will be covered through a series of lectures, workshops and practical exercises: • Assess the situation • Mobilise teams • Undertake notifications • Forecast fate and track of a spill • Develop a response strategy • Manage and control an on-going response • Deactivate a response
In alignment with BEIS’s Oil Spill Response Training Guidelines, this course is aimed at raising the competency of response personnel in the tactical management and co-ordination of an oil spill response. The course covers the critical elements necessary to develop a commensurate response strategy whilst familiarising personnel with the contents of their Oil Pollution Emergency Plans (OPEPs).
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.
Onshore Emergency Responders must undertake a refresher course at periods of three years from the date of their original certificate. Such refresher courses shall be for the duration of one day.
Held at Petrofac Training Services facilities, or at a suitable customer venue.
Copy of your organisation’s oil spill contingency plan. Photographic ID.
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