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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
24 Hrs (spread over 4 days)
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:

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  • 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;
  • Response options exercise. 

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 

“I really liked the use of Menti through the course as it ensured some good engagement and was nice prompts to ensure you were taking in the knowledge.”

“Very good and engaging facilitators. Open to questions and giving their personal experiences really adds to the learning.”

“Great facilitation despite the course being delivered virtually. The course was well delivered and the exercises/use of menti helped greatly in breaking up the 'listening time' and made the course quite interactive.”

“Very well done in the virtual environment we're living in.”

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.