Making sound, well reasoned technical decisions is critical in the early stages of any oil spill incident. Those early decisions can strongly influence the degree of success of the ensuing response effort. In recognition of this, OSRL introduced our Technical Advisory service almost 10-years ago. The aim of this service is to facilitate those difficult early decisions through the provision of sound technical advice, thereby overcoming barriers to response which can cost precious time.
As part of the value added service to our members we have extended this Technical Advisory service to increase the scope, structure and impact.
Scope No longer limited to simple technical advice, the scope of the Technical Advisory service now includes a wider variety of critical functions within the response effort, which consists but is not limited to the following:
- Technical advice and response strategy selection
- Incident management coaching within the command centre
- Contribution to the development of an Incident Management Plan
- Training of contractors
- Readiness assessment and integration of available Tier 1 and Tier 2 equipment
- In-country logistics planning and support for inbound equipment
- Aviation asset integration
- Site prioritisation and assessment of potential environmental impact
- SCAT and aerial surveillance / quantification surveys
- Tactical response planning
Structure Extension of the service now allows five personnel to be provided for five days. As before, this new ‘5 for 5’ service remains totally free to our members and forms part of the total complement of the 18 personnel entitlement via the Service Level Agreement (SLA).
'5 for 5' in five easy steps
1. Call us! Call the Duty Manager on any of our activation numbers
2. Agree requirements An initial telephone conversation with our Duty Manager is essential to build an understanding of the incident so that recommendations can be made in terms of required skills and numbers of technical personnel, up-to the allotted five:
- An email confirmation will be sent from the Duty Manager to the mobilising party for good order.
- No mobilisation form is required since this service is free of charge for the first five days.
- The duty manager will ensure that the agreed support is mobilised as soon as possible.
3. Arrange meet and greet In order to make best use of our technical personnel we ask that members support us incountry by providing meet and greet so that we can hit the ground running on arrival.
4. Integrate the expertise
Integration of our spill response specialists into the response effort is an essential ingredient in maximising the value we can bring.
5. Extend or stand-down
If the incident requires a sustained presence beyond the first five days a standard mobilisation form will be required and normal day-rate charges will commence. Any additional personnel will be integrated into the response of up to 18 personnel
as per SLA. If our staff are no longer required we will simply stand down from the incident.
Note: Upon receipt of the first Technical Advisor, the five-day term commences. A total of five staff can be requested within five consecutive days.
Impact This re-energised spill technical advisory and response team service will provide a greater positive impact on your response in those critical early stages by reducing barriers to mobilisation and positioning the right people in the right place at the right time.
If you would like to find out more about this service you can contact our team.