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Certificate in Oil Spill Response

A safety training course based on the Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation convention (OPRC)

Next intake: 14 April 2021

Online Learning

Become armed with vital safety knowledge

When ships spill oil, it is vitally urgent that its crew understand how to deal with oil spills quickly and correctly. This course has been designed to teach students how to assess risks, how to be safe in a chemical clean up and in the working environment, and how to decontaminate.

The IMO recognises it as an important issue and this course is based on the OPRC Convention making it essential for first-line responders in the oil and offshore industry, including tanker crews.

This course will deal with essential safety when attending to oil spills and the delegates must fully understand the safety precautions of oil and chemical spills in the marine and coastal environments and how to protect themselves prior to attending such spills.

When: 14 April 2021
Where: via Online Learning
Duration: 12 weeks, part-time

Ideal for: DPA, HSE Managers, decision-makers, crew managers, safety managers, port captains and terminal operators, incident managers, legal professionals, emergency response officials

Course Modules | Courses Fees | About Online Learning


  • Module 1: Introduction to Oil Spill Response
  • Module 2: Risk
  • Module 3: Chemical safety in clean-up
  • Module 4: Safety in the working environment
  • Module 5: Site facilities
  • Module 6: Decontamination

Course Director


Colin Drake

Colin Drake is the Managing Director of OSCAR – Oil Spill Consultants & Advisory Response - and has worked in South Africa and the Middle East for 25 years and has gathered hands on and technical experience in all facets of Oil Spill Response associated projects & works.

He is committed to Environmental Citizenship, Stewardship and Advocacy and this is filtered down in all projects, services & training programs delivered throughout the world.

Read more about Colin here.


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