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Tim Coombs talks OPEP

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Hear from one of our trainers

Tim Coombs - Senior Trainer/Senior Spill Response Specialist

   

I joined OSRL after 22 years as a Marine Engineering Technician in the Royal Navy and am experienced in Gas Turbine Propulsion and Hydraulic Systems.

Since joining OSRL I have responded to spills in Australia, India, Gibraltar and the UK, as well as the 2010 Macondo incident in the Gulf of Mexico. More recently I have been to Gabon, Africa as a Technical Advisor.

In 2013 I joined the training department. Since then I have lead training throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa with a strong focus towards North Sea and UK Continental Shelf operations.

Since joining the training department OSRL has supported me in the completion of a qualification in teaching. This has allowed me to apply adult learning principles (andragogy) to our training and focus on how to maximise the engagement with the delegates. This has demonstrated itself through increasing positive feedback and a greater pleasure in delivery

Our OPEP courses in particular have seen the benefit from the combination between OSRL's years of experience in response and the application of adult learning principles. I am particularly happy to have seen these applied to our online OPEP 1.

For me personally it is a real enjoyment delivering the OPEP courses in person and seeing the individuals developing and leaving with skills and knowledge they may not have previously had.

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Author Bio(s)

Tim Coombs

Senior Trainer

Tim joined OSRL after 22 years as a Marine Engineering Technician in the Royal Navy and is experienced in Gas Turbine Propulsion and Hydraulic Systems. Having completed 14 years as a Chief Petty Officer, he brings experience in engineering and leadership to the company.

He has responded to spills in Australia, India, Gibraltar and the UK, as well as the 2010 Macondo incident in the Gulf of Mexico and more recently to Gabon, Africa as a Technical Advisor. Tim has assisted with training in Holland, Gibraltar and the UK. Tim has also been in the position of the Workshop and maintenance supervisor until his current role as a Senior Trainer.