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Course details

  • OPEP Refresher
Learning Type Face To Face
Duration 1 Day
Price from £474 £554
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UKCS Responder Refresher (OPEP Levels 3 & 4)

  • OPEP Refresher

Are you due for the revalidation of your OPEP Level 3 or OPEP Level 4 certifications in oil spill response? Covering all aspects of oil spill response, our comprehensive face-to-face training is designed to refresh your ability to develop a spill response strategy and communicate with relevant government agencies.

  • OSRL is a Nautical Institute accredited training provider

In this immersive classroom-based experience, we focus on reinvigorating your knowledge of the Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (OPEP), outlining the statutory reporting requirements and communications required to relevant UK government agencies. The training employs a realistic incident scenario, reinforcing your ability to develop a spill response strategy.

Why Face-to-Face Matters

Our commitment to excellence extends to the format of this course. Conducted in a face-to-face setting, this training provides a unique opportunity for direct interaction, collaborative learning, and real-time engagement. Through in-person discussions and hands-on activities, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the OPEP and its integral role in dealing with an oil response within the UKCS.

Certification Revalidation

If your OPEP Level 3 or OPEP Level 4 certificate is nearing expiration, this course offers revalidation for an additional three years (36 months from the date of the refresher course).

Comprehensive Refresh

This course refreshes OPEP Level 3 and OPEP Level 4 training standards. Through scenario-based learning, we aim to elevate your expertise, ensuring you are well-prepared for any oil spill response challenges you face in the UKCS.

Enrol now to not only renew your OPEP Certification but to enhance your proficiency and readiness in oil spill response through our dynamic and interactive face-to-face training.

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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