OPITO – Offshore Emergency Response Team Leader (OERTL) – 3 Days


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OPITO – Offshore Emergency Response Team Leader (OERTL)

Duration: 3 days

Course Overview

The aims and objectives of the Initial Training Programme are to equip the delegate with the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to perform the role of Emergency Response Team Leader effectively.


  • Delegates attending this course must possess a valid Offshore Emergency Response Team Member Training (OERTM) certificate.
  • Due to certain aspects of the course being physically demanding and potentially stressful, delegates will be required to confirm their medical fitness & physical ability to participate on this course by completing our centre medical self-screening form prior to course commencement

Course Contents

The course consists of practical and theoretical training and knowledge of:

  • The role of the Emergency Response Team Leader
  • Offshore emergency response activities
  • Elements of teamwork and leadership
  • Communication requirements for offshore incidents
  • How to brief and debrief team members
  • The requirements to initiate servicing of equipment and to replenish stocks
  • Establishing and maintaining communications including equipment and procedures
  • Allocating and confirming the team’s duties and tasks
  • Operation and use of firefighting and rescue equipment
  • Operation and use of breathing apparatus
  • Monitoring the team’s progress, evaluating, adjusting and communicating the response plan
  • Monitoring stress in self and others
  • Debriefing the team


On successful completion of the training programme delegates will be issued with an OPITO approved certificate and entered onto OPITO’s Central register. Validity 2 years.

Delegates will need

Writing Materials


Toiletries and Change of Clothing are Required

Government Issued Photographic ID eg Driving Licence or Passport


Head Office
Stream House,
Campsie Drive,East Campus,
Glasgow International Airport,
PA3 2SG.

Prerequisites: If you are unsure of which prerequisites you may need for a course, please go to https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/maritime-and-coastguard-agency to check.

Course Dates:

Please contact us for available dates