Unleash your full potential with our flagship training course delivered in Spanish at our American base in Florida, USA, where tactical and strategic spill response management skills take centre stage.
This exceptional program blends theory and hands-on training to provide a deep understanding of diverse response techniques and a holistic appreciation of every facet of oil spill response.
Perfect for those relatively inexperienced in oil spill response, this course is suitable for those operating in tactical, site safety or environmental support positions within an Incident Management Team (IMT) or Emergency Response Team. This course is ideal for On-Scene Commanders and the following personnel:
- Those required to operate within an IMT or Emergency Response Team, including site safety positions
- Operational staff responsible for setting strategic and tactical priorities and those required to conduct response tactics
- Planning staff with an environmental remit
- Government officials
Delivered in Florida, USA, by our experienced Americas team through engaging tabletop and practical exercises, this course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to become a key member of an oil spill response team, one with practical oil spill equipment knowledge and experience.
You will learn and gain understanding in the following areas:
- Overview of oil spill response
- Discover the fates and effects of oil, potential environmental and economic impacts and the importance of preparedness
- Importance of Health & Safety to Response personnel during an incident
- Response techniques used during an incident, including practical elements of 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
Whilst conducting immersive table-top and on-site exercises during this course, you will cover the following topics:
- Overview of oil spill tiered response, OSRL response protocol, including causes, fates and effects of oil
- Environmental and economic impacts
- Contingency planning and Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) mapping
- Site safety, hazards to responders and HAZWOPER regulations
- Overview of spill management and the Incident Command System (ICS)
- Aerial observation of oil on water
- Dispersant use and decision-making
- Containment and recovery, including in-situ burning
- Shoreline clean-up and assessment (beach and mangrove)
- Temporary storage devices, pumps, small boat operation
- Media interactions and ongoing relations
- Warehouse tour and exercises: Intra-coastal waterway - river and bay, shoreline.