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Oil Spill Response Training

Elastec, Inc has been accredited by the Nautical Institute in accordance with its accreditation policy and procedures to provide Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response, and Co-operation (OPRC) Level 1 and Level 2 training (IMO Equivalent).

The International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation Convention obligates governments to establish a program of exercises for oil pollution response organizations and training of relevant personnel.

The International Maritime Organization has developed a range of training courses to address all aspects of oil spill planning, response, and management. These are known as the OPRC Model Courses. These courses have been designed and developed by an international group of experts from governments and industry.

OPRC OSR Level 1 (Operational) is for workers who respond on-site and clean up oil spills. (IMO Equivalent)

OPRC OSR Level 2 (Tactical) is for supervisors and on-scene commanders. (IMO Equivalent)

The training includes classroom topics and field exercises on local oil spill response equipment.

Objective of Training:

Gain and demonstrate a level of competence and understanding of the weathering process of oil in the marine environment, implement efficient shoreline clean-up using different response techniques, selecting appropriate equipment and participate in oil spill response teams onsite.

Classroom sessions:

  • Oil spill properties, behaviour and fate
  • Health and safety
  • Environmental sensitivity and impacts
  • Response organisations and control strategies
  • Containment booms
  • Failure of containment booms
  • Oil boom selection
  • Deployment and configuration of containment booms
  • Recovery devices
  • Deployment and operation of skimmers
  • Use of dispersants
  • New technologies
  • Waste management
  • Shoreline cleanup
  • Cleaning, maintenance and storage of equipment
  • Wildlife response

Practical sessions:

  • Deployment of booms and skimmers
  • Site setup and zoning
  • Decontamination and waste management
  • Shoreline assessment

Training Duration:

  • 24 Hours

More Information and Registration

Register now for the OPRC Workshop, designed for oil spill response professionals, wastewater and stormwater managers, municipal civil engineers and environmental managers. Enrollment includes all workshop events, training, and lunches.

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