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Oil Spill Response Limited Oil Spill Response Limited

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Course Structure

  • Classroom100%
  • Presentations40%
  • Group Tasks20%
  • Simulations40%

Most incidents are small in nature and may not need a full IMS implemented to manage the incident itself, but in the event of an escalating or large incident, being familiar with a functioning IMS will support the in-field operations expediently. This course will develop your preparedness in dealing with a large-scale incident as well as your tangible skills to manage an incident effectively and efficiently.

Experience has shown that the use of a structured Incident Management System (IMS) is a critical success factor in establishing command and control in response to a major oil spill. IMS includes a modular organization that has pre-identified roles, responsibilities, reporting relationships and authorities necessary to manage an incident. IMS also includes a planning process necessary to ensure a direct link between the incident management objectives and response actions being taken in the field.


This course is ideal for those required to be a part of the incident management team (IMT) during an incident, highlighting the fundamental aspects of incident management and the roles and responsibilities covered within.


This course is suitable for all personnel that would serve in an incident command post/centre:

  • Command Staff
  • General Staff
  • Section chiefs
  • Task Force Leaders,
  • Strike Team Leaders
  • Division/Group Supervisors
  • Branch Directors
  • Multi-agency coordination system/emergency operations centre staff

Effective incident management requires the ability to establish command and control – to move the management of the response from an initial reactive mode, to one where the scope of the incident is understood, appropriate response actions are being taken, and the outcome of the incident is being driven by a clear set of objectives to protect people and the environment.


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

  • Introduction to the IMS planning process
  • Integrated communications
  • Resource management
  • Incident Action Plan (IAP) preparation and approval
  • Demobilisation
  • Transfer of command
  • Termination of command

Day 1

  • ICS Fundamentals Review
  • Introduction to the Planning Process
  • Initial Response
  • Incident Safety
  • Initial Response, and Incident Briefing
  • Integrated Communications


Day 2

  • Initial Unified Command Meeting
  • Unified Command Objectives (Strategy) Meeting
  • Command & General Staff Meeting
  • Preparing for the Tactics Meeting
  • Tactics Meeting
  • Resource Management


Day 3

  • Aviation Operations
  • Preparing for the Planning Meeting
  • Planning Meeting
  • IAP Preparation & Approval
  • Operations Briefing
  • Execute and Assess Process
  • Demobilisation, Transfer & Termination of Command


Day 4 – Full Exercise Day

  • Incident Command Post (ICP) Setup
  • Exercise Scenario Brief
  • Delegation of ICS Roles
  • Exercise
  • Exercise Debrief

"The facilitators were very approachable and knowledgeable.  They were very helpful and enthusiastic in their sharing and were able to make us think deeper.  They were also able to cite good examples & illustrate points."


"Good exercise to implement the new system and the application of dispersant was useful."


"Good overall course and very relevant content. Very useful to manage a large scale incident."


"Exercise scenario and discussions during the exercise were useful and engaging. The unified command module was particularly useful."


Booking Options

ICS/IMS300 Applied Incident Management System Training
Course code: IMS30012
August 2019
Location & Country
Member rateUSD 1500
Non-memberUSD 1800
Course code: IMS30014
September 2019
Location & Country
Member rateUSD 1500
Non-memberUSD 1800
Course code: IMS30011
October 2019
Location & Country
Member rateUSD 1500
Non-memberUSD 1800