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Course details

  • MCA2/2P
Learning Type Face To Face
Duration 1 Day
Price from £425 £493
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Oil Spill Operator - First Responder

  • MCA2/2P

Immerse in this hands-on training, ideal for oil terminal, port, and harbour response teams, this course blends theory with practical deployment experience for an efficient and safe first response.

  • OSRL is a Nautical Institute accredited training provider

This dynamic course offers an immersive experience, combining theoretical insights with hands-on action by practising the deployment of equipment needed during a first response.

Ideal for tactical response teams of oil terminals, ports and harbours who will be the first responders during an oil spill incident at their facilities, required to safely and efficiently deploy equipment. 

Is This Course Right For Me?

This course is ideal for tactical response teams of oil terminals, ports and harbours who will be the first responders during an oil spill incident in their facilities.

  • First Responder equipment operators
  • All members of tactical oil spill response teams who perform non-supervisory oil spill response duties
  • Operational staff from ports and harbours
  • Oil terminal operators


What Will I Learn On This Course?

This course reveals the essential skills and knowledge required to perform the role of a First Responder within a tactical response team, from understanding the behaviour of oil in the environment to help determine the best response strategy, through to the deployment of response equipment.

Throughout this course, you will learn and experience the following:

  • Discover the fates and effects of oil and how it behaves in the environment
  • Explore the social, economic and environmental impacts that determine response priorities and strategies to minimise impact
  • Understand response tools and equipment, including limitations for use and maintenance procedures
  • Practice deploying response equipment utilised during a first response
  • Learn at which points the response operations can be terminated and the process of waste management.
Course Programme

During this course, you will cover the following topics:

  • Oil fates and effects – the behaviour of spilled oil and the influence on the environment
  • Environmental and economic Impacts
  • Reporting procedures
  • Examination of response equipment
  • Mechanical recovery
  • Dispersants
  • Principles and techniques of equipment deployment
  • Health and safety – hazards to responders
  • Shoreline clean-up
  • Waste segregation and management
  • Equipment deployment exercise
  • Response deactivation

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