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.
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.
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.
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.