OPITO Offshore Emergency Response Team Leader Further (FOERTL)

This course is for existing offshore emergency team leaders that are required to revalidate their OPITO OERTL certification by completing training scenarios that they are unable to undertake offshore. The oil and gas industry recognises that a major objective is to prevent incidents occurring, and if they do occur to control them and minimise their effect. It is important therefore to set common standards in emergency response and to ensure that they are maintained.

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Before personnel can be assessed against the standards, they will require the knowledge and skills to enable them to carry out the emergency response tasks involved. They will require emergency response training and practice before being assessed. The purpose of this course is to set out the basic training, further practice and assessment requirements for Offshore Emergency Response Team Leaders which will be conducted at an onshore training centre. The learner should recognise that this is only part of a broader training programme. There will also be company and installation-specific emergency response training, most of which will be conducted offshore on a regular basis as offshore drills and exercises.

Learning Outcomes


The Delegate’s learning outcomes are specified below:


1.1 Implement an appropriate initial response plan by conducting an effective Incident Brief for the

emergency in a clear and concise manner, confirming ER team’s understanding.

1.2 Establish and maintain effective communications with all relevant ER personnel.

1.3 Direct ER team’s response and entry to the incident area with due regard to emergency response team safety and operability emergency response equipment (e.g., fixed, or portable firefighting equipment and rescue equipment).

1.4 Effective delegation of tasks to ER team members.

1.5 Conduct dynamic risk assessment throughout the emergency.

1.6 Obtain situational updates against the initial plan and adjust plan accordingly, where appropriate, ensuring changes are communicated clearly to ER team.

1.7 Effectively monitor breathing apparatus (BA) control.

1.8 Recognize and effectively deal with stress in the OERTM.

1.9 Request and brief ER support teams prior to deployment.

1.10 Ensure casualties receive appropriate due care and attention.

1.11 Conduct post-incident debrief and ensure operational readiness.

2.1 How to select and operate the correct firefighting equipment and media to extinguish different types of fires

Issuing Authority


Learning Objectives

  • Maintaining relevant communications
  • Effectively directing the team's duties and tasks during emergency response exercise
  • Monitoring the team's progress, evaluating, adjusting, and communicating the response plan
  • Briefing and debriefing the team at appropriate points
  • Monitoring stress in team members
  • On completion of the exercises, confirming and checking that the emergency is under control and ER team and relevant personnel are accounted for.






2 years

Who is this course for?

OER Team Leaders


£275.00 excl. VAT

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