MCA and IMO Accredited Oil Spill Response Training

Internationally accredited MCA/IMO Oil Spill Response Training

Braemar Howells 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 Braemar Howells 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.”

For all your training enquiries please contact Ann Frank, on [email protected] or download a copy of our training brochure.

  • MCA 1p Introduction 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

  • OPRC IMO 1 Operational Staff

    The course is for company supervisors, jetty personnel, support vessel crew and operational staff who are the first instance response personnel expected to supervise the deployment 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 Internationally 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

  • OPRC IMO 2 Supervisors and On Scene Commanders

    The course is designed for supervisors, managers, HSE advisors, support vessel captains, company men, harbourmasters 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 a response to its activation.

    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 Internationally accredited certificate of completion.

    Duration: 32 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

  • OPRC IMO 3 Senior Management Personnel

    Is a two-day oil spill preparedness and response seminar designed for, chief executives, senior government executive responders, emergency planning officers, port authorities, and members of a crisis management team who within organisations have the responsibility of making executive decisions.

    The course provides a theoretical overview of oil spill preparedness and response where delegates are encouraged to consider their contingency plans, spill risks, resources at risk, and executive decisions which may arise following a spill of any size.

    The seminar aims to provide the delegates with the knowledge to assess the situation and determine the best available course of action.

    Upon completion delegates achieve an Internationally accredited certificate of completion.

    Duration: 16 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