The seminar is designed for the staff responsible for coordinating on-site actions, ensuring the safe and effective execution of oil spill response operations and acting as a link between the field and the office by participating in the decision making process of response strategy and the implementation of it.

Learning Objectives

  • Determine spill’s causes
  • Analyse spill behaviour and fate
  • Comprehend legal framework related to spill preparedness and response
  • Examine crisis management and response organisation
  • Classify spill’s impacts
  • Compile advantages, disadvantages and limitations of spill response options
  • Understand spill response’s supporting operations and logistics
  • Identify standards for site safety and human health
  • Recognize communication planning and reporting procedures
  • Exercise on site arrangements and organisation


  • Incident causes, types and case histories
  • Oil weathering and effects
  • Assessment of oil spill impacts
  • International legislation and response organisation
  • Spill’s assessment and operations planning
  • Incident and crisis management systems
  • Containment and recovery session
  • Dispersants session
  • In-situ burning session
  • Oil spill response in special conditions
  • Shoreline protection and clean-up session
  • Waste management operations
  • Site safety and protection of human health
  • Communication and reporting procedures
  • Incident termination and post-incident procedures
  • Exercises
     Incident management system
     Implementing response strategies

The standard length of the course is 32h (4 days).

Although not a prerequisite, delegates are encouraged to have undertaken OPRC Level 1 course previously.

Delegates will receive certification under NI International Scheme. The certification is valid for three (3) years and can be renewed by attending a Refresher course.