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Course details

  • OPEP Refresher
Learning Type Distance Learning
Duration 2x Half Days
Price from £484 £557
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UKCS Responder Refresher (OPEP Levels 3 & 4)

  • OPEP Refresher

Renew your proficiency in oil spill response from the comfort of your own space with our comprehensive distance learning program. This course is designed for individuals seeking to revalidate OPEP Level 3 and OPEP Level 4 certifications, covering spill response strategy and communicating with relevant UK government agencies.

  • OSRL is a Nautical Institute accredited training provider

Our distance learning approach utilises modern technology to deliver an engaging and informative experience. Working through an Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (OPEP), you'll refresh and develop your ability to develop a spill response strategy and communicate with relevant UK government agencies, all while having the flexibility to study at your own pace.

Interactive Learning Platform

Join a virtual classroom where you can interact with instructors and fellow participants. Through discussions, multimedia presentations, and online activities, we simulate the face-to-face learning experience, ensuring you receive the same level of depth and engagement.

Certification Revalidation

For those with soon-to-expire OPEP Level 3 or OPEP Level 4 certificates, this course offers revalidation for an additional three years (36 months from the date of the refresher course).

Flexible Learning Schedule

Take control of your learning schedule. Whether you're a busy professional or someone looking for flexibility, our distance learning program allows you to balance your training with other commitments.

Comprehensive Refresh

This course refreshes OPEP Level 3 and OPEP Level 4 training standards. The distance learning format leverages technology to deliver a rich learning experience, ensuring you are well-prepared for oil spill response challenges in the UKCS.

Enrol now to renew your OPEP Certification and enhance your proficiency in oil spill response through our dynamic and flexible distance learning program.

Is This Course Right For Me?

This comprehensive refresher training course provides you with revalidation of the OPEP Level 3 and OPEP Level 4 certification. 

Refresher training must be completed within 3 months of the original certificate expiry date. Full recertification will be required if a refresher course is not taken within the stated timeframe.

What Will I Learn On This Course?

This training course is comprised of a one-day exercise starting from the initial spill notification through to the production of a full spill response strategy which includes both offshore and shoreline spill response elements. 

Covering UK legislation, this course refreshes your knowledge on the statutory reporting requirements, ensuring you understand which relevant UK government agencies you may require to have ongoing communications with, as well as refreshing your understanding the role of the Secretary of State’s Representative (SOSREP) and the functions of the Operations Control Unit (OCU).

As an essential refresher course to allow your continued operation in the role of Environmental Advisor during an oil spill response with the UKCS, you will learn and experience the following:

  • Notifications and spill reporting requirements
  • Role of the SOSREP and OCU in the UK response structure
  • Causes and fates of marine oil spills
  • Quantification of an oil spill
  • Surveillance, modelling and tracking
  • Applicable spill response techniques
  • Communicating with the media
  • Waste management
  • Spill termination and demobilisation of resources. 
Course Programme

During this course, you will cover the following topics:

  • Spill reporting to relevant UK government agencies
  • Causes and fates of marine oil spills 
  • Surveillance, tracking, and quantification of an oil spill
  • Offshore spill response options
  • Tabletop exercise scenario
  • Shoreline response
  • Waste management
  • Spill termination 

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Limited Spaces Available
Date 17 September 2024 - 18 September 2024
Location Remote
Learning Type Distance Learning
Price £484 pp. £557 pp.

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