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Oil Spill Response Limited Oil Spill Response Limited
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Remote UKCS Onshore Emergency Responder (OPEP Level 3)

This BEIS-accredited remote training course teaches delegates the relevant UKCS legislation relating to oil spills, the roles and responsibilities of key UK government agencies and how to develop a spill response strategy.

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Duration
3 days (18 hours total)
Certificate
OPEP3

Course details

This BEIS-accredited remote training course teaches delegates the relevant UKCS legislation relating to oil spills, the roles and responsibilities of key UK government agencies and how to develop a spill response strategy.

Course details

Enhance your understanding of oil spill response requirements within the UKCS.

This BEIS-accredited training course is the level of training required for all Environmental Advisors within an Emergency Response Room during an oil spill incident.

Certification 

Part 1 - Remote OPEP Level 3 Theory (this certificate endorsement will allow operators to meet the current regulatory requirement under Covid guidelines ).

Part 2 – Attended Table Top Exercise (full accreditation will be awarded on completion of an attended Table-top Exercise at a later date).

Is this course for me?

If you will be undertaking the role of an Environmental Advisor within an Emergency Response Room during an oil spill response, this course is essential and will enhance your understanding of oil spill response requirements within the UKCS.

What will I learn?

Over the three days of the OPEP Level 3 training course, through interactive participation you will receive a comprehensive overview of oil spill response from preparedness activities to applicable spill response techniques. This course outlines the statutory reporting requirements and which relevant UK government agencies you may require to have ongoing communications with.

The course also ensures you gain an understanding of the role of the Secretary of State’s Representative (SOSREP) and the functions of the Operations Control Unit (OCU) and how they could potentially interface with your company and other relevant government agencies.

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

  • Assessing the situation and activating the Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (OPEP);
  • Developing a spill response strategy;
  • Establishment and organisation of a response structure;
  • Activation of spill response operations;
  • Management and control of an ongoing spill response;
  • Assisting in the decisions to deactivate a response.

 

Course programme

Day 1

  • UK Legislation and agreements;
  • Oil Pollution Emergency Plans (OPEPs);
  • Causes and fates of marine oil spills;
  • Environmental and economic impacts;

Day 2

  • Surveillance, modelling and visualisation;
  • Chemical dispersants.
  • Offshore containment and recovery;
  • Recovery devices;

 

Day 3

  • Shoreline response;
  • Hazards to responders;
  • Waste management;
  • Media relations;.
  • Termination of a spill response; 

Day 4

  • Table-top exercise and debrief;
  • Assessment of knowledge;
  • Feedback.

Course Reviews 

"The added value is the facilitators’ in-field experience and ability to bring the presentation material to life with great stories and insight of real responses and hands on knowledge. Excellent!"

"Very interactive, which keeps you interested and a better chance of retaining the information”

"Facilitators were excellent, informative and engaging"

"The course design is very clear and methodical. Very easy to follow and structure flowed well. Great format. Again, allowing trained responders to deliver the training brings the course content to life and is great for discussion. Note - minimal paper/online delegate instructions are a great improvement. Excellent"

 

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02/03/2021 - 04/03/2021
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