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On-Scene Commander - Ghana (IMO Level 2)

This theoretical course provides a comprehensive overview of oil spill response whilst also developing individuals to On-Scene Commander Level.

4 days
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 to lead a tactical response team. 

On this course based around theoretical training, you’ll develop a fundamental understanding of the use of different response techniques and strategies, in addition to gaining an appreciation of all aspects of oil spill response. This course aims in placing theory into practice with shoreline and harbour exercises scheduled.

This is an IMO Level 2 standard course that is certified with an OSRL Certification of Completion. See our Standards page for more information.


Is this course for me?

This course is ideal for those who may perform a functional role within the tactical response teams, as well as those aiming for and at On-Scene Commander level.

  • On-Scene Commanders
  • All Incident Command Team members fulfilling operations, planning or logistics roles
  • Supervisors in charge of shoreline, offshore and aerial operations
  • Government Officials


What will I learn?

This course provides Incident Management Team (IMT) members and Field Supervisors with the theory to effectively manage oil spill response operations, covering the roles and responsibilities for tactical management of response teams. 

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

  • Overview of oil spill response including the causes and fates of oil spills and environmental impacts
  • Spill assessment and quantification along with identifying the best response techniques and strategies
  • Importance of media relations during response operations
  • Spill termination and post-spill monitoring
  • Claims and compensations and liabilities that sit with responsible parties.


Course Programme

Day 1

  • Overview of Oil Spill Response
  • Causes, and fates of marine oil spills
  • Environmental and Economic Impacts
  • Local Equipment Review
  • Contingency Planning
  • Site Safety (Hazards to Responders)
  • Spill Management


Day 2

  • Containment and Protection
  • Recovery Devices
  • Introduction to Inland Spills
  • Table-top exercise
  • Spill Assessment and Tracking
  • Tracking and Quantification exercise
  • Dispersants
  • Case Study


Day 3

  • Table-top exercise
  • Shoreline Clean Up
  • Waste Management
  • Practical exercise


Day 4

  • Media Relations
  • Spill Termination
  • Liabilities, claims and compensation
  • Table-top exercise
Register your Interest
There are currently no sessions available for this course. If you would like to register your interest in taking this course in the future, please let us know.