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OPEP Level 1 - On Scene Responder - Digital Learning

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    120 Minutes

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    EUR 195.00

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OPEP Level 1 - On Scene Responder - Digital Learning


LO1: Identify potential hazards that could lead to a spill
LO2: Identify potential locations of a spill
LO3: Assess potential environmental impacts
LO4: Explain the purpose of an oil pollution emergency plan
LO5: Implement response strategy
LO6: Assess the danger to human health
LO7: Identify the properties of the spilled oil
LO8: Report the spill to MRCC
LO9: Report the spill using the PON1
LO10: Quantify spill using measured or calculated data from operational or production losses
LO11: Measure the oiled area
LO12: Allocate appearance coverage
LO13: Apply thickness band for allocated appearance
LO14: Calculate minimum volume
LO15: Calculate maximum volume
LO16: Explain the use of aerial surveillance
LO17: Explain the use of oil modelling
LO18: Describe the concept of tiered response
LO19: Decide on the preferred response option
LO20: Monitor and review the situation
LO21: Explain what dispersants are and when to use them
LO22: Identify the areas where approval from the licensing authority is required
LO23: Describe how to contain and recover oil
LO24: Describe oil sampling and the guidelines available
LO25: Explain the purpose of the shoreline protection plan
LO26: Describe the Emergency Pollution Control regulations

Target Group

Oil & Gas Industry


No prerequisites are required to sit this course.


The assessment is taken during the course and is within the expected duration.

Course Contents

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 taking this course.
*Previously the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)

Delegates receive a maximum of two attempts for this course. If a delegate fails after the second attempt then they will be required to order another licence to resit the course.