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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 with Practical Deployments (OPEP Level 4)

  • OPEP4

This course, accredited by Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNEZ) covers UK legislation relating to oil spills, the roles and responsibilities of key UK government agencies and how to develop a full spill response strategy.

  • OSRL is a Nautical Institute accredited training provider

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OPEP 4 is essential for those advising on spill response strategy in the UKCS

Enhance your understanding of spill response requirements within the UKCS and become an effective member of the management involved in responding to an oil spill. 

This BEIS-accredited training course is the level of training required for all companies that require access to personnel trained to OPEP Level 4 during an oil spill incident. 

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.

  • Coordination and Decsion-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.

  • Response In Action

    Delve into the response techniques used during an incident, including practical elements by conducting shoreline and offshore response exercises.

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