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Oil Spill Response Limited Oil Spill Response Limited

Oil Spill Response Management (IMO Level 3)


This level of training is recommended for all oil spill response decision-makers. 

Delegates who attend the 3-day course will receive an OSRL Certificate of Completion.

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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. 

Note for Delegates on the Indonesia course 29-30 November - 2 day course - Please note the cost of the conference facility and course catering hire is not inclusive in the course fee.


Is this course for me?

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


What will I learn?

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


Course programme

  • 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

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9/10/2019 - 9/12/2019
Bangkok, Thailand
USD 1800 / USD 2000
9/25/2019 - 9/27/2019
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
USD 1800 / USD 2000
10/21/2019 - 10/24/2019
Southampton, United Kingdom
GBP 1571 / GBP 1895
10/22/2019 - 10/24/2019
Loyang, Singapore
USD 1800 / USD 2000
11/4/2019 - 11/6/2019
Fort Lauderdale, United States
USD 1860 / USD 2060
11/12/2019 - 11/14/2019
Lagos, Nigeria
USD 3253 / USD 3660
11/26/2019 - 11/28/2019
Cape Town, South Africa
USD 1896 / USD 2200
12/9/2019 - 12/11/2019
Shenzhen, China
USD 1800 / USD 2000

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