Oil Spill Response Field Guide
This short field guide is appropriate for anyone seeking an overview of the strategic and technical aspects of oil spill response. Included is information on the key steps to oil spill response, the behaviour of oil during a spill, how to prepare for an oil spill and advice on how to respond to ensure the most successful outcome.
Responding effectively to an oil spill requires personnel that are adequately trained, sufficient resources that are appropriate to the incident, prior planning and organisation that has determined the most suitable response strategies.
To ensure a successful response, it is important to:
- Adhere to advice on health and safety aspects of oil spill response.
- Prepare and train for predicted risks.
- Choose and implement the most suitable response strategies.
- Ensure communication is effective amongst all parties, from Incident Management to Oil Spill Responders.