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MCA and IMO Accredited Oil Spill Response Training

Internationally accredited MCA/IMO Oil Spill Response Training

Ambipar Response is recognised for the quality of its IMO and MCA internationally accredited OPRC 1990 oil spill response training courses.

Our oil spill response training can be undertaken at either Ambipar Response own training facility or at any clients specified location either in the UK or anywhere in the world.

Courses follow a full assessment of each client’s objectives, contingency and crisis management plans then structured to meet their specific requirements. Trainees familiarise themselves with the tools and techniques of oil spill response and learn from our knowledgeable team, who bring a unique insight into their experiences of live incidents around the world.”

MCA Accredited Training

MCA 1P Intro to an Oil Spill
The course is for non-operational staff who require a basic understanding of oil spill preparedness and response and operational staff whose initial tier 1 response is sorbent use.

The course introduces delegates to preparedness and response requirements for marine oil spills at ports and hydrocarbon handling facilities, oil spill contingency plans, and health and safety considerations of responding to an oil spill.

Throughout the course delegates are made to consider their involvement in their organisation’s contingency plan should it be activated.
Upon completion delegates achieve an accredited certificate of completion.

Duration: 8 hours

Course Contents:

Contingency Planning
Spilt Oil Behaviour
Fate and Effects
Health and Safety
Response Planning
Booms and Skimmers Monitoring
Absorbent Materials
Shoreline Clean-up
Dispersant Systems
Waste Handling
Sampling Techniques
Environmental Consideration

MCA 2P First Responder
The course is for operational staff who require a basic understanding of oil spill preparedness and response and are the first instance response personnel expected to deploy sorbent and mechanical oil spill response equipment.

The course introduces delegates to preparedness and response requirements for marine spills at ports and hydrocarbon handling facilities, oil spill contingency plans, response strategies, health and safety considerations of responding to an oil spill, followed by a practical deployment exercise.

Throughout the course delegates are made to consider their involvement in their organisation’s contingency plan should it be activated and how to operate oil spill response equipment safely and effectively.

Upon completion delegates achieve an MCA accredited certificate of completion.
Duration: 12 hours

Course Contents:
Contingency Planning
Spilt Oil Behaviour
Fate and Effects
Health and Safety
Response Planning
Booms and Skimmers Monitoring
Absorbent Materials
Shoreline Clean-up
Dispersant Systems
Waste Handling
Sampling Techniques
Environmental Considerations

MCA 3P Supervisor Beachmaster
The course is for company supervisors, jetty personnel, and operational staff who are the first instance response personnel expected to supervise the deployment of sorbent and mechanical oil spill response equipment.

The course introduces delegates to preparedness and response requirements for marine spills at ports and hydrocarbon handling facilities, oil spill contingency plans, response strategies, health and safety considerations, and the importance of communication networks while responding to a spill.

Throughout the course, many practical exercises provide delegates with the opportunity to develop the skill sets required to undertake site assessments, identify health and safety issues, identify environmental, socioeconomic resources, formulate a work plan and manage a site successfully.
Upon completion delegates achieve an accredited certificate of completion.

Duration: 24 hours
Course Contents:

Overview of Spill Response
Spilt Oil Behaviour, Fate and Effects
Health and Safety
Response Strategies
Booms and Skimmers Monitoring
Absorbent Materials
Oil Recovery
Shoreline Clean-up
Dispersant Systems
Oily Waste Storage and Disposal
Record Keeping
Media
Sampling Techniques
Liability and Compensation
Environmental Considerations

MCA 4P Spill Operations Supervisor
The course is designed for supervisors, managers, harbour masters and assistants, who form an organisations incident management team, with the responsibility of activating an oil spill contingency plan or act as an on-scene commander in tier 1 or 2 oil spill.

The course provides a complete overview of oil spill preparedness and response with a balance of theoretical and practical elements. Throughout delegates consider their organisation’s contingency plans, responsibility within it and how they would manage an oil spill response.

Throughout the course, many practical and theoretical exercises provide delegates with the opportunity to develop the skill sets required to work within an incident management team, successful plan a spill response and undertake post-response actions.

Upon completion delegates achieve an accredited certificate of completion.
Duration: 24 hours

Response Organisation
Interface with National Contingency Plan
Response Management
Spill Assessment
Behaviour
Fate and Effects
Operation Planning
Dispersants
Containment and Recovery
Shoreline Clean up
Media
Health and Safety
Effective Communications
Deactivation
Liability and compensation
Legal Considerations
All topics are practised in a series of exercises

MCA 5p Spill Operations Executive Commander
The course is designed for harbourmasters, chief executives, senior government executive responders, emergency planning officers, and port captains who within organisations have the responsibility of making executive decisions.

The course provides a complete overview of oil spill preparedness and response with a balance of theoretical and practical elements. Throughout delegates consider their organisation’s contingency plans, spill risks, resources at risk, and executive decisions which may arise following a spill of any size.

Throughout the course, many practical and theoretical exercises provide delegates with the opportunity to develop the skill sets required to assess the situation and determine the best available course of action.

Upon completion delegates achieve an accredited certificate of completion.

Duration: 24 hours

Response Organisation
Interface with National Contingency Plan
Response Management
Spill Assessment
Behaviour
Fate and Effects
Operation Planning
Dispersants
Containment and Recovery
Shoreline Cleanup
Media
Health and Safety
Effective Communications
Deactivation
Liability and Compensation
Legal Considerations
All topics are practised in a series of exercises

IMO Accredited Training

OPRC IMO 1 Operations Staff

Aim: To Train operational staff to respond and manage incidents safely, efficiently and effectively. 

 The 3 day/ 24 hour course is a practical based course designed for staff with a responsible role within their organisation and who may be required to lead a response team following an oil spill.

The course is very practical based with a range of hands on exercises which are covered by a theory section. The course can be either be held at a training facility or at a suitable location, convenient for the delegates.

Throughout the course there is a complete overview of techniques used to recover, contain and mitigate contamination following an oil spill. The course covers both large and small oil spill events so delegates gain a wide range of knowledge and skill.

The course highlights the benefits of following a contingency plan and looks at how differing climates, shoreline topography, geomorphology and land/marine use can affect a response.

Who should attend:

This course is ideal for Supervisors of response teams that have a responsibility for the management and clean-up of ports, harbours and shorelines in the event of an incident.  

Course Objectives:

  1. To give an overview of the main causes of marine oil spills.
  2. To introduce to predicting behaviour and fate of spilt oil.
  3. To give an overview of the response ‘tool kit’.
  4. To allow students to become familiar with their contingency plan and their role within it.
  5. To give students an understanding of the role of a beachmaster, including issues which may arise and management of an effective operation.
  6. To give a basic understand of issues associated with spill response i.e. waste, health and safety and management.
  7. To give practical experience of equipment available for response

Course Contents

·         Contingency Planning

·         Spilt Oil Behaviour, fate and effects

·         Health and Safety

·         Response Planning

·         Booms and Skimmers Monitoring

·         Absorbent Materials

·         Operation Planning

·         Post Incident de briefing

·         Shoreline Clean up

·         Dispersant Systems

·         Waste Handling

·         Sampling Techniques

·         Environmental Considerations

·         Command control and communication

·         Evidence Gathering

OPRC IMO 2 Supervisors and On Scene Commanders

Aim: To Train key members of a response to manage incidents safely, efficiently and effectively. 

The IMO 2 is a 4 day course is specifically tailored to meet IMO domestic requirements and is aimed for local government officials, harbour masters and managerial staff in the energy production and transportation industry who may have to command a response operation following an oil spill.

The management orientated course has a well-balanced mix of both practical and theoretical aspects covering all issues encountered during an oil response in detail with a range of exercises to ensure delegates obtain a firm understanding of the requirements for an efficient spill operation.

Ambipar Response instructors understand how essential an effective contingency plan is during an oil spill response. They are therefore able to demonstrate to delegates how to create and implement a contingency plan following a spill from a command and management role.

Throughout the course Ambipar Response instructors can adapt the course to be appropriate to the delegate’s knowledge and oil spill response experience so that the most benefit is gained from the course.

Who should attend:

This is course targets those who may perform a functional role within the tactical response teams, as well as those aiming for and at an On-Scene Commander level.   

Course Objectives:

  1. To give an overview of the main causes of marine oil spills.
  2. To introduce to predicting behaviour and fate of spilt oil.
  3. To give an overview of the response ‘tool kit’.
  4. To allow students to become familiar with their contingency plan and their role within it.
  5. To give students an understanding of the role of a beachmaster, including issues which may arise and management of an effective operation.
  6. To give a basic understand of issues associated with spill response i.e. waste, health and safety and management.
  7. To give practical experience of equipment available for response

Course Contents

·         Contingency Planning

·         Spilt Oil Behaviour, fate and effects

·         Health and Safety

·         Response Planning

·         Booms and Skimmers Monitoring

·         Absorbent Materials

·         Operation Planning

·         Post Incident de briefing

·         Shoreline Clean up

·         Dispersant Systems

·         Waste Handling

·         Sampling Techniques

·         Environmental Considerations

·         Command control  

·         Communication

·         Evidence Gathering

 

OPRC IMO 3 Senior Management Personnel

Aim: – To Train key management and on-scene commanders how to manage incidents safely, efficiently and effectively. 

Delegates attend a 3 day course either at an Ambipar facility or at their own premises. The course is primarily aimed at those who would have overall command, or are within a management team which assists the executive manager of any oil spill incident.

Ambipar Response management understand that in many significant oil spill situations industry works in close partnership with local government operatives causing a need for high level integration between civil and commercial organisations. The course highlights how best to manage this situation.

The course is mostly theory based with a number of exercises which simulate and highlights some of the decision’s management staff may face during an oil spill. As well as covering the executive role during a spill event the course also highlights the many different techniques of oil recovery and the outcomes based on past experience.

Who Should Attend:

This course is aimed at those who would assume the position of an Incident Commander during an oil spill incident. It also targets those in government who would more than likely be involved in emergency response and represent their jurisdiction.  

Course Objectives:

  1. To give an overview of the main causes of marine oil spills.
  2. To introduce to predicting behaviour and fate of spilt oil.
  3. To give an overview of the response ‘tool kit’.
  4. To allow students to become familiar with their contingency plan and their role within it.
  5. To give students an understanding of the role of a manager and on scene commander, including issues which may arise and management of an effective operation.
  6. To give a basic understand of issues associated with spill response i.e. waste, health and safety and management.
  7. To give practical experience of equipment available for response

Course Contents

·         Fates and Effects

·         Spill Assessment

·         Planning Process

·         Strategies and Limitations

·         Health and Safety

·         Shoreline Clean Up

·         Waste Management

·         International Compensation and Co-operation

·         Termination of Response

·         Management Realities and Lessons Learned

·         Incident Management

 

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