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Shoreline Site Supervisor (IMO Level 1 Equivalent)


Essential training to enable supervisors to successfully engage in shoreline, port or harbour-based spills.

3 Days
MCA3/3P IMO1 Equivalent

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Overcome challenges by acquiring knowledge of organising your response team in a safe manner whilst minimising damage to the environment by using the right strategies and equipment to make the response effective and efficient.

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


Is this course for me?

This course is ideal for Supervisors of response teams at ports and harbours and those required to conduct shoreline spill response.

  • Port and harbour personnel, local authority and oil company staff looking to hold first-line supervisory roles
  • Response staff wanting to develop their oil spill knowledge to supervisor level
  • Site Supervisors of oil spill clean-up teams
  • Individuals nominated by the Industry or local authority as a Site Supervisor


What will I learn?

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

  • Awareness of site assessment and set-up, shoreline types, environmental issues, response strategies, equipment and site waste management
  • Hands-on equipment experience to:
  • Organize the resources safely and efficiently at the spill site
  • Fully utilise the resources available on a site effectively


Course programme

Day 1

  • Fate and effects of marine oil spills
  • Oil weathering exercise
  • Shoreline environmental considerations
  • Environmental choices exercise
  • Contingency planning
  • Monitor and evaluate
  • Quantification exercise
  • Equipment overview and tour of Tier 3 stockpile
  • Containment and protection
  • Booming strategies exercise

 Day 2

  • Recovery devices
  • Hazards to responders
  • Safety exercise
  • 3-stage shoreline clean-up assessment and site set-up
  • Practical exercise
  • Management structure and daily tasks
  • Briefings and communications
  • Log keeping

 Day 3

  • Waste management
  • Waste disposal
  • Waste hierarchy
  • Case history
  • Site survey
  • Practical deployment exercise
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.