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Oil Spill Response Limited Oil Spill Response Limited

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Course Structure

  • Classroom80%
  • Presentations40%
  • Group Tasks40%
  • Practical20%
  • Hands-on exercises20%

Use your initiative and thought processes to understand the strategies and challenges of incident management and develop your knowledge of the complexities of equipment deployment with our practical exercise.


This course will give you an insight into some of the key complexities that you may face on an oil spill incident and the tools to use to overcome these. The course, being very interactive, gives you the chance to use your own initiative and thought processes throughout the course to understand the challenges of incident management. You are also able to witness first hand the difficulties faced in deploying equipment with a hands-on practical exercise. The course will give you a structured journey of an oil spill from the causes and fates of oil spills through to oil spill response termination. 


This is an IMO Level 3 standard course certified by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency. See our Standards page for more information. 
Delegates who attend the 3-day course will receive an OSRL Certificate of Completion only. 

This is an ideal course for those required to take the position of Incident Commander during an oil spill incident. It is also ideal for those in a position of government who are likely to be involved in emergency response and represent their jurisdiction. 


  • Personnel responsible for emergency response management and command of oil spill response incidents
  • Decision-making managers within the oil, gas and shipping industries
  • Individuals performing the role of an Executive Commander, Incident Controller or Incident Commander in an Emergency Response Team
  • People belonging to regulatory or statutory bodies associated with emergency response
  • Senior officials from Government agencies involved with spill response (Environment, Coast Guard, Navy and  Army)
  • Harbourmasters, Port Captains, Incident Managers at large ports

This comprehensive course looks at the fundamentals of incident management; from legal frameworks to support during an incident through to response strategies and effective communications.


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

  • The International Conventions and legal frameworks in place that can support an incident
  • Roles of Government Agencies and industry during an incident
  • Effective implementation of contingency plans
  • Gaining a comprehension of the incident strategies and tactics that could be implemented throughout a response
  • Appreciation of the additional hazards faced by responders during an incident
  • Media expectations and effective communications whilst protecting your company’s reputation




  • Effective emergency response contingency planning and implementation in a spill
  • Consequences of oil spills
  • Spill response options and resource requirements
  • Boundaries and roles of Government Agencies and the Industry
  • Safety-first culture in response
  • Understand PR and media expectations and how to effectively communicate with the media and general public
  • International conventions and legal frameworks
  • Protecting your organisation’s reputation
  • Understand how to terminate a response

Here's what you've been saying about this course:

"Course was very interactive. The course will definitely help me in responding more effectively in an oil spill. Facilitators were very flexible and answered all questions fielded in a very appropriate manner. This course has been quite helpful in enhancing my knowledge on pollution response strategies and formulating a more appropriate plan while responding to any oil pollution in our work area at management level."


"Professional and knowledgeable Facilitators. Very willing to share experience and address gaps in our learning.  Electronic assessment is a good idea, paperless and corrective action done immediately. Media training was good because it gives you an opportunity to practice in a 'safe environment'."


"Emergency Operations Centre Tour was educational and it taught us the importance of protecting nature and the complications involved during an oil spill response to mitigate the damage to nature."

Booking Options

Oil Spill Response Management (IMO Level 3)
Course code: MAN91
September 2019
Location & Country
Member rateUSD 1800
Non-memberUSD 2000
Course code: MAN92
September 2019
Location & Country
Port MoresbyPapua New Guinea
Member rateUSD 1800
Non-memberUSD 2000
Book by 23 July 2019 and save 5%
Course code: MAN180
October 2019
Location & Country
SouthamptonUnited Kingdom
Member rateGBP 1571
Non-memberGBP 1895
Book by 24 July 2019 and save 5%
Course code: MAN88
October 2019
Location & Country
Member rateUSD 1800
Non-memberUSD 2000
Book by 31 July 2019 and save 5%
Course code: MAN181
October 2019
Location & Country
Cape TownSouth Africa
Member rateUSD 1896
Non-memberUSD 2200
Book by 06 August 2019 and save 5%
Course code: MAN184
November 2019
Location & Country
Fort LauderdaleUnited States
Member rateUSD 1860
Non-memberUSD 2060
Book by 14 August 2019 and save 5%
Course code: MAN183
November 2019
Location & Country
Member rateUSD 3253
Non-memberUSD 3660
Book by 10 September 2019 and save 5%
Course code: MAN90
December 2019
Location & Country
Member rateUSD 1800
Non-memberUSD 2000