On Scene Spill Responder (OPEP - UK Level 1)

£165.00

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The UK On-Scene Responder Course is suitable for Offshore Installation Managers and company representatives. This course has been accredited by the Nautical Institute on behalf of the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (DBEIS)*, as meeting the statutory training requirements, stipulated in the Offshore Installation (Emergency Pollution Control) Regulations. 2002.

The course looks at how and why spills occur, assessing environmental impact, emergency pollution planning and how to respond to a spill correctly including reporting requirements. Included in the course are a range of interactive exercises and real-life scenarios to put theory into practice.

A good understanding of your Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (OPEP) is an integral part of this course and time should be spent reading and understanding the plan before undertaking this course.

*Previously the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)

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Course Objective

The aim of this course is to provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to safely and effectively deal with any basic spill you may face within the offshore working environment. The course looks at how and why spills occur, assessing environmental impact, emergency pollution planning and how to respond to a spill correctly including reporting requirements. Included in the course are a range of interactive exercises and real-life scenarios to put theory into practice. A good understanding of your Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (OPEP) is an integral part of this course and time should be spent reading and understanding the plan before undertaking this course.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify potential hazards that could lead to a spill and potential locations of a spill
  • Assess potential environmental impacts
  • Explain the purpose of an oil pollution emergency plan
  • Implement a response strategy
  • Assess danger to human health
  • Identify properties of spilled oil
  • Report a spill to MRCC
  • Report a spill by PON1
  • Quantify a spill using measured or calculated data from operational or production losses
  • Measure the oiled area
  • Allocate apparent coverage
  • Apply thickness band for apparent appearance
  • Calculate minimum and maximum volume
  • Explain the use of aerial surveillance
  • Explain the use of oil modelling
  • Describe the concept of tiered response
  • Decide on the preferred response option
  • Monitor and review the situation
  • Explain what dispersants are and when to use them
  • Identify the areas where approval from the licensing authority is required
  • Describe how to contain and recover oil
  • Describe oil sampling and the guidelines available
  • Explain the purpose of the shoreline protection plan
  • Describe the Emergency Pollution Control regulations
  Additional Information
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Knowledge Check:  24 Questions Final Assessment
  • Certification: Delegates will receive a Cresent certificate on successful completion of this course
 

System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows (7,8,10) and Apple Mac
  • Browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari
  • Plug-In: Adobe Flash Player required
  • Additional Hardware: Please ensure that you have headphones or speakers
  • Please note that our courses cannot be run on tablets or smartphones
 

Partners

This course is brought to you in partnership with Briggs Environmental Services. Briggs Marine Logo

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