Develop both your tactical and strategic skills in spill response management, allowing you to make effective and efficient decisions with our flagship training course especially for the Americas region.
On this unique course of theoretical and practical training, you’ll develop a fundamental understanding of the use of different response techniques and strategies, in addition to gaining an appreciation of all aspects of oil spill response.
This course will be conducted in Spanish.
This is an IMO Level 2 standard course that is certified with an OSRL Certification of Completion. See our Standards page for more information.
This course is ideal for those who may perform a functional role within the tactical response teams, as well as those aiming for and at On-Scene Commander level.
- On-Scene Commanders
- All Incident Command Team members fulfilling operations, planning or logistics roles
- Supervisors in charge of shoreline, offshore and aerial operations
- Government Officials
Delivered in Florida, USA, by our experienced USA Team, you will practice the safe deployment and operation of a wide variety of equipment in addition to obtaining a comprehensive overview of oil spill response to develop you to On-Scene Commander level.
This course will give you the knowledge and understanding in the following areas:
- Overview of oil spill response
- Net Environmental Benefit Analysis (NEBA)
- Spill assessment and identifying the best response techniques and strategies
- Practical realities of response management
- Marine and inland response methods and technologies
- Tiered response and OSRL response protocol
- Oil spill fates and effects
- Contingency planning
- Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) mapping
- Aerial observation of oil on water
- Containment and recovery
- Shoreline clean-up and assessment
- Site safety and HAZWOPER regulations
- Temporary storage and disposal
- Dispersant use and decision-making
- In-situ burning
- Media relations
- Spill response management and Incident Command System (ICS)
- Table-top exercise
- Field exercises
- Warehouse tour
- Equipment familiarisation and demonstration
- Shoreline assessment/ contingency planning
- Mechanical recovery, boom deployment, anchoring systems
- Temporary storage devices, pumps, small boat operation
- Shoreline clean-up scenario (beach and mangrove)
- Intra-coastal waterway spill clean-up (river and bay)