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Remote On Scene Commander Level 2

Designed for remote delivery this On-Scene Commander’s Course covers both the strategic and tactical elements of oil spill response.

4 days

Course details

This course covers both the strategic and tactical elements of oil spill response, it is a perfect alternative to attending the accredited On-Scene Commanders Course when travel or budget is restricted. 

It will cover all the On-Scene Commander theory modules, but as it is delivered remotely there are no practical deployments of equipment. However, to keep the delegates engaged there are many interactive tasks designed that can be completed as individuals, or as a team to build competence.  

This open course has been developed for delegates working anywhere around the globe and is therefore generic in content. It will include a Desktop Exercise based on a scenario challenging the delegates to plan a tactical response whilst considering Safety, Environmental, and Operational issues. However, this course can be tailored for client’s who wish to have a course specific to their operation and/or area, such a course would be built based around the clients Oil Spill Contingency Plan.   

The course can be run over a duration of 4 days with hours to suit the client.  

Is this course for me? 

There is no requirement for previous oil spill response experience to attend this course, although it would benefit those who have field experience and perhaps attended the Operators Course in the past (IMO 1 equivalent). 

  • Personnel required to operate within an 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 
  • Safety Advisors 

 What will I learn? 

The On-Scene Commander’s responsibility is to manage a tactical response based on the guidance provided by Management Team. In doing so Safety is the # 1 priority followed by protection of the Environment and Socio-Economic resources. This course will cover all of the topics required to give the delegate the necessary knowledge.  

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 


24 hours delivery time - 4 days @ 6 hours 

Course programme 

  • Overview of oil spill response 
  • Causes, fates and effects 
  • Environmental and economic impacts 
  • Contingency planning 
  • Spill management 
  • Hazards to Responders 
  • Surveillance, Monitoring and Visualisation 
  • Containment and Protection 
  • Recovery Devices 
  • Shoreline Clean-up 
  • Dispersants 
  • Introduction to Inland Response 
  • Waste Management 
  • Termination of Response 
  • Media Management 
  • Desktop Exercise 


OSRL accredited

Preferred IT Platform: 

The Microsoft Teams training software is preferred, however, if it is not available to use please contact us to discuss other platforms.

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.