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Oil Spill Clearance - On-Scene Commander (IMO Level 2 Equivalent)


This ever-popular course provides the fundamental knowledge required for all Supervisors and On-Scene Commanders to conduct a successful response.

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5 Days
MCA4/4P IMO2 Equivalent

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Develop both your tactical and strategic skills in spill response management, allowing you to make effective and efficient decisions with our flagship training course. 

On this unique course of theoretical and practical training, you’ll develop a sound understanding of the use of different response techniques and gain an appreciation of all aspects of oil spill response.

This is an IMO Level 2 equivalent standard course certified by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency. See our Standards page for more information.


Is this course for me?

This course is perfect for those relatively inexperienced in oil spill response. It is suitable for those who will operate in tactical, site safety or environmental support positions within Incident Management Teams or Emergency Response Team. This course is ideal for On-Scene Commanders.

  • Personnel required to operate within an Incident Management Team (IMT) or Emergency Response Team, including site safety positions
  • Operational staff responsible for setting strategic and tactical priorities and those required to conduct response tactics
  • On-scene Commanders
  • Planning staff with an environmental remit


What will I learn?

The table-top and practical exercises within this course aim to equip you with the skills and knowledge to become a key member of an oil spill response team; one with practical spill equipment knowledge and handling experience.

This course will give you the knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Overview of oil spill response
  • fates and effects of oil, potential environmental and economic impacts and the importance of preparedness
  • response techniques used during an incident including practical element, conducting an inland, shoreline and offshore response
  • importance of media relations during response operations and the opportunity to practice skills
  • spill termination and the liabilities that sit with responsible parties


Course Programme

Day 1

  • Introduction and safety brief
  • Overview of oil spill response
  • Causes, fates and effects
  • Environmental and economic impacts
  • Tier III base site tour
  • Contingency planning
  • Site safety (hazards to responders)
  • Spill management

 Day 2

  • Recovery devices
  • Containment and protection
  • Introduction to inland spills
  • Table-top exercise
  • River exercise

Day 3

  • Offshore exercise
  • Spill assessment and tracking
  • Tracking and quantification exercise
  • Dispersants
  • Case study

Day 4

  • Table-top exercise
  • Shoreline clean-up
  • Waste management
  • Shoreline exercise

Day 5

  • Media relations
  • Spill termination
  • Liabilities, claims and compensation



"Deployment exercise very enjoyable and good practical demonstration of use of spill response equipment."


"All facilitators were technically very good as subject experts.  These came through from the way experiences were shared, how exercises were handled and clarity in their presentations."


"There was a variety of equipment - skimmer, booms – available and very valuable discussion on deployment. Good practical hands on experience."


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04/03/2024 - 08/03/2024
Southampton United Kingdom
GBP 2417 / GBP 2828
03/06/2024 - 07/06/2024
Loyang Singapore
USD 3869 / USD 4620
10/06/2024 - 14/06/2024
Southampton United Kingdom
GBP 2417 / GBP 2828
23/09/2024 - 27/09/2024
Southampton United Kingdom
GBP 2417 / GBP 2828
23/09/2024 - 27/09/2024
Loyang Singapore
USD 3869 / USD 4620

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