Oil Spill Combating Operation for First Responders

Course Properties

Course date: 14-01-2018
Course End Date: 18-01-2018
Location Dubai

Course Objective:

     The main objectives of this course were training Spill Operators in preparing themselves and responding to Oil Spill combating, deployment of oil spill equipment, shoreline evaluation and cleanup operations as well as management of waste transportation and storage.


At the end of course participants will be:

               • Aware of correct spill response methods and techniques

               • Identify spill site hazards and assess the risks

               • Understand how to deal with the media

               • Able to interpret oil spill characteristics and how best to respond to them

               • Able to react to an initial spill event

               • Able to utilize all available resources

               • Able to identify response limitations

               • Identify priorities for protection from spills


Who Should Attend?

              • This course  designed for those staff responding to the incident that are responsible

                    for the immediate stop of leakage, communicating with the port authorities,

                     implementing the first but critical actions for pollution combating and

                    operating all available means for the collection of oil on deck and in other

                    areas of the vessel or installation. Officers, ships' crews and technical

                    personnel working in oil handling facilities can obtain through their training,

                    knowledge and skills that can assist in a prompt response during an

                    emergency but also to the prevention of a larger spill and the minimization of the

                    environmental impacts.

               • Ideal for operational staff from ports, harbors, oil handling facilities, local

                    authorities and environmental agencies who are inexperienced in oil spill response

               • Any member of staff who may form part of a tactical oil spill response effort

               • Managers and supervisors requiring a good basic knowledge of oil spill

                     equipment, including PPE. Learn what it looks like, how it is deployed and see

                     first-hand the Health and Safety issues to consider in a spill response situation


Course Contents:

               • Oil Spill Response Safety and Awareness

               • Reporting procedures

               • Monitor and evaluate

               • Mechanical recovery

               • Chemical dispersant


               • Shoreline clean-up

               • Deployment exercise

               • OPRC Convention

               • Behavior of spilt oil

               • Personal Protective Equipment


               • Fate and Effects of Spilled Oil

               • Containment Devices

               • Recovery Methods

               • River response techniques

               • Shoreline/inland Clean-up Methods

               • Waste Disposal & Management

               • Waste segregation