Offshore Emergency Response Team Leader
The aim and objectives of the OERTL Initial Training Programme are to equip the delegate with the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to perform the role of Offshore Emergency Response Team Leader effectively.
Define the role and explain the key responsibilities of the Emergency Response Team Leader.
State the main priorities of the Emergency Response Team Leader.
Explain the purpose of OER arrangements and procedures.
Identify the typical elements of emergency response planning.
Identify the emergency response PPE requirements for the OERTL and the OERTM.
Explain the purpose of setting priorities and objectives in response to an incident.
Explain the importance of monitoring environmental conditions during an incident.
Explain the importance of monitoring human factors during an incident.
Explain the reason for dynamic risk assessment during an emergency response
Delegate tasks to the OERT effectively.
Communicate effectively with relevant emergency response personnel.
Give clear and concise instructions to the OERT members during the emergency.
Lead the OERT in a clear and confident manner.
When safe to do so, direct the OERT members into the incident area – continually assessing how the changes in the emergency could impact on the safety of the OERT members.
Conduct dynamic risk assessments throughout the incident.
Look for and respond accordingly to signs of stress in individual ERT members during the emergency.
Effectively monitor breathing apparatus (BA) control.
Lead the OERT during non-fire incidents effectively.
Lead the OERT during firefighting operations effectively.
Conduct missing persons and casualty management effectively during the emergency.
Delegates must hold a valid OPITO Offshore Emergency response Team Member certificate.
Delegates will be assessed against the knowledge learning outcomes by written, open-book test or series of tests and against the practical learning outcomes using direct observation and oral questions as appropriate.
Further Offshore Emergency Response Team Leader
The aim and objectives of the OERTL Further Training Programme are to allow Offshore Emergency Response Team Leader delegates to practise and be assessed on live fire exercises which they would not be able to conduct in the workplace.
Further Training Learning Outcomes
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 situation is under control and ER team and relevant.
Delegates must possess any one of the following a valid OPITO Offshore Emergency Response Team Leader certificate or a valid OPITO OERTL Further Training certificate.