OPITO Offshore Emergency Response Team Leader (OERTL)

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  • 3.0 days
  • Firefighting & Helideck Operations


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.


  • 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

Target Audience

This programme is designed to meet the initial onshore training and assessment requirements for an Offshore Emergency Response Team Leader (OERTL) in the oil and gas industry.


Delegates completing an OPITO OERTL training course must hold a valid and in-date OPITO OERTM certificate OR OPITO OERTM Further certificate.


An OPITO Approved Offshore Emergency Response Team Leader certificate will be awarded to the candidate on successful course completion


2 Years

Delegates should bring

  • Government Issued Photographic ID eg Driver Licence or Passport
  • £1.00 coin for locker
  • Safety Glasses or Goggles if prescribed
  • Spare set of comfortable loose clothing for wearing under Coveralls


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