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Oil Spill Response Limited Oil Spill Response Limited

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On-Scene Commander (MCA Level 4)

On this UK-specific course of theoretical and practical training based in Shetland, you'll develop a sound understanding of the use of different response techniques and gain an appreciation of all aspects of oil spill response.

4 Days

Course details

Develop both your tactical and strategic skills in spill response management, allowing you to make effective and efficient decisions during a UK response. 

On this unique course of theoretical and practical training, you will develop a sound understanding of the use of different response techniques and gain an appreciation of all aspects of oil spill response. 

Designed for those relatively inexperienced in oil spill response, this course suits those operating in tactical, site safety or environmental support positions within Incident Management Teams (IMT) or Emergency Response Teams, perfect On-Scene Commanders. 

This course follows the natural progression of an oil spill through preparedness to response. 


Is this course for me?

This four-day accredited course is designed for: 

  • Personnel required to operate within an Incident Management Team (IMT) or Emergency Response Team, including site safety positions
  • Operational staff responsible for setting strategic and tactical priorities and those requested to conduct response tactics
  • On-Scene Commanders
  • Planning staff with an environmental remit 


What will I learn?

The table-top and practical exercises within this course aim to equip you with the skills and knowledge to become a vital member of an oil spill response team, one with practical spill equipment knowledge and handling experience.

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

  • Overview of oil spill response
  • fates and effects of oil, potential environmental and economic impacts and the importance of preparedness
  • response techniques used during an incident, including practical elements, conducting an inland, shoreline and offshore response
  • importance of media relations during response operations and the opportunity to practice skills
  • spill termination and the liabilities that sit with responsible parties



Register your Interest
There are currently no sessions available for this course. If you would like to register your interest in taking this course in the future, please let us know.