Activate Us

Our contact details, forms for activation and equipment stockpile and aviation status are found here.

Emergency Contact Numbers

Please note that:

Response services are guaranteed ONLY for Members. Non-members are not guaranteed a response and will be required to sign a Non-member contract. Services and rates differ. Duty managers can be contacted for exercises.

Oil Spill Response Limited Oil Spill Response Limited

Oil Spill Response Refresher (IMO Level 1-3 Equivalent)


This one day course provides a comprehensive refresher of the technical and regulatory aspects of oil spill response.

Book now
1 Day
MCA Refresher IMO Refresher Equivalent

Course details Print details

For most people, dealing with an oil spill is not their day-to-day job and if these learnt skills are not tested on a regular basis there will be the inevitable skill fade.

Industry best practice suggests that refreshing knowledge should be undertaken within three years to maintain a degree of competency. Being personally prepared for an incident will help to induce a level of proficiency into the response.       

This is an IMO Level 1-3 standard course certified by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). See our Standards page for more information. 


Please note, the South Africa session will run after the Oil Spill Response Management Course on 10-12 October, therefore, if this course cannot go ahead, the South Africa Refresher session will be cancelled. Due notification of any cancellation will be given.


Is this course for me?

  • All delegates wishing to retain their existing training certification (certification is only valid for 36 months).
  • Any person in an oil pollution related role who would benefit from a knowledge-building refresher
  • Delegates who attended an oil spill training course in 2014 or early 2015 will need to attend this course - MCA certifications are valid for up to 3 years.

This course refreshes the following certificates:

  • MCA Level 5/5P, (IMO Level 3 equivalent)
  • MCA 4/4P, (IMO Level 2 equivalent)
  • MCA Level 3/3P, (IMO Level 1 equivalent)


What will I learn?

  • Existing legislation
  • Response techniques and principles
  • Specific areas of concern
  • New topics that need to be covered


Course programme

  • Introduction
  • Table-top exercise
  • MCA and UK contingency plan updates and requirements (UK course)
  • Debrief, assessment and feedback

Book a place now

The courses shown are filtered by:
Location: noneChange location

  • Location
Member price /
non member price
07/04/2022 - 07/04/2022
Southampton United Kingdom
GBP 446 / GBP 520
15/11/2022 - 15/11/2022
Southampton United Kingdom
GBP 446 / GBP 520

Can't find what you're looking for?  Click here