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UKCS On-Scene Commander (OPEP Level 1)


This BEIS-accredited training course is the minimum requirement for all UKCS Offshore Installation Managers (OIMs) and other relevant offshore personnel responsible for assessing, reporting and responding to offshore oil spills. 

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Course details

Confidently assess oil spills, their consequences and know how to effectively activate your Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (OPEP). 

This interactive and informative course guides you step-by-step through a realistic scenario, providing up-to-date guidance on current legislation, reporting procedures and response techniques. 

Is this course for me?

This course is essential for all UKCS OIMs and other relevant offshore personnel responsible for assessing oil spills, activating an Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (OPEP) and reporting pollution incidents to the relevant UK authorities. 

This BEIS-accredited training course is only recognised within the UK and does not have any International equivalent under IMO Level standards. It is recommended that any offshore personnel (i.e. OIMs) likely to have an expanded role or responsibility of operating in International waters should undertake the full IMO Level 2 course, Oil Spill Clearance - On-Scene Commander.

To retain existing certification this course must be retaken within 36 months.

What will I learn?

Consisting of seven modules, this course guides you step-by-step through a realistic scenario, providing training on key aspects of oil spill response such as relevant UK legislation, reporting procedures and response techniques. 

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

  • Spill response techniques and how to effectively activate an Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (OPEP); 
  • Assessing the spill and its inherent risks; 
  • The principles of dispersant spraying and the oil weathering process; 
  • How to predict the movement of spilled oil and quantify oil slicks; 
  • Offshore spill reporting procedures required under OPRC, MARPOL and UK legislation; 
  • Completion of the PON 1 reporting pro-forma; 
  • The role of the Secretary of State’s Representative (SOSREP); 
  • The functions of the Operations Control Unit (OCU) and how it could potentially interface with your company and other relevant government agencies. 

Learning Management System

Delivered through e-learning, you will have access to OSRL’s online Learning Management System (LMS). This innovative digital learning system allows you to conveniently manage your study time over single or multiple sessions. 

Taken at your own pace, the average time for completion of this course is approximately 4 hours. 

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UKCS Corporate Manager (OPEP Level 2)

Formerly DECC Level 2

This BEIS-accredited course is the minimum requirement for any person who is performing the role of Duty Manager and/or Emergency Room Manager.



Course Details

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Member price /
non member price
03/01/2023 - 02/01/2024
GBP 179 / GBP 205

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