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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 Onshore Emergency Responder (OPEP Level 3)

  • OPEP3

This course covers UK legislation, the roles and responsibilities of UK agencies and how to develop and implement an Incident Action Plan (IAP).

  • OSRL is a Nautical Institute accredited training provider

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OPEP Level 3 is essential for UK-based Environmental Advisors

Receive a comprehensive overview of oil spill response in UKCS waters, from preparedness activities to applicable spill response techniques. 

Focusing on the Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (OPEP), this course outlines the steps required to initiate a successful response, from developing spill response strategies to highlighting the statutory reporting requirements and which relevant UK government agencies must be communicated with.


Course Summary

  • Oil Spill Response Overview

    Receive a comprehensive overview of oil spill response, guided by the Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (OPEP), understanding the significance of adhering to UK legislation in managing oil spills. Explore oil behaviours in the environment and learn applicable spill response techniques.

  • Operational Procedures

    Learn critical steps in assessing situations and activating the OPEP for an effective response by understanding the activation, management, and control of ongoing spill response operations.

  • Coordination and Decision-Making

    Gain insights into communication requirements with relevant UK government agencies during a spill response, understanding the pivotal role of the Secretary of State’s Representative (SOSREP) in the response process. Learn about the functions of the Operations Control Unit (OCU) and your role in assisting decisions to deactivate a response.

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