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Our activation procedure including contact details and forms for activation, in addition to equipment stockpile and aviation status reports can be found here.

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Response services are guaranteed ONLY for Members. Non-members are not guaranteed a response and will be required to sign a Non-member contract. Services and rates differ. Duty managers can be contacted for exercises.

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Training Courses

UKCS On-Scene Commander (OPEP Level 1)

  • OPEP1

This Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNEZ) -accredited training course is the minimum requirement for all UKCS Offshore Installation Managers (OIMs) and other relevant offshore personnel responsible for assessing, reporting and responding to offshore oil spills.

  • OSRL is a Nautical Institute accredited training provider

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OPEP Level 1 is essential for UK-based Offshore Installation Managers

Confidently assess oil spills and their consequences and know how to effectively activate your Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (OPEP). 

This interactive and informative course guides you through a realistic scenario, providing up-to-date guidance on current legislation, reporting procedures and response techniques.


Course Summary

  • UK Oil Spill Response Overview

    Learn spill response techniques and understand the activation process of an Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (OPEP), whilst gaining practical insights into assessing spills and evaluating inherent risks.

  • Oiling Assessment and Reporting Procedures

    Acquire skills in predicting oil movement and quantifying oil slicks whilst familiarising yourself with offshore spill reporting procedures mandated by OPRC, MARPOL, and UK legislation, including completing the PON 1 reporting pro-forma.

  • Coordination and Collaboration

    Understand the critical role of the Secretary of State’s Representative (SOSREP) in spill response. Explore the functions of the Operations Control Unit (OCU) and its potential interface with your company and relevant government agencies whilst gaining insights into the collaborative aspects of managing oil spills in a realistic scenario.

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Develop your oil spill response skills and knowledge with our extensive range of interactive courses delivered by our experts.