OPITO Offshore Emergency Response Team Leader
*1. Target Group
The target group for the OERTL Initial Training Programme is personnel who are appointed to, or to be appointed to, the role of an Offshore Emergency
Response Team Leader.
*2. Delegate Pre-requisites
Delegates attending this programme must possess a valid OPITO Offshore Emergency Response Team Member Training (OERTM) certificate.
*3. Physical and Stressful Demands
The delegates who participate in practical activities specified in this standard must be physically and mentally capable of participating fully.
The delegates will be required to undergo medical screening by completing a Self-declaration of Medical Fitness form provided by QISC prior to participating
in practical exercises.
*4. Aims and Objectives
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.
*5. Learning Outcomes / Assessment Criteria
To successfully complete this training, delegates must be able to:-
(1) Define the role and explain the key responsibilities of the Emergency Response Team Leader.
(2) State the main priorities of the Emergency Response Team Leader.
(3) Explain the purpose of OER arrangements and procedures.
(4) Identify the typical elements of emergency response planning.
(5) Identify the emergency response PPE requirements for the OERTL and the OERTM.
(6) Explain the purpose of setting priorities and objectives in response to an incident.
(7) Explain the importance of monitoring environmental conditions during an incident.
(8) Explain the importance of monitoring human factors during an incident.
(9) Explain the reason for dynamic risk assessment during an emergency response
(10) Delegate tasks to the OERT effectively.
(11) Communicate effectively with relevant emergency response personnel.
(12) Give clear and concise instructions to the OERT members during the emergency.
(13) Lead the OERT in a clear and confident manner.
(14) 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.
(15) Conduct dynamic risk assessments throughout the incident.
(16) Look for and respond accordingly to signs of stress in individual ERT members during the emergency.
(17) Effectively monitor breathing apparatus (BA) control.
(18) Lead the OERT during non-fire incidents effectively.
(19) Lead the OERT during firefighting operations effectively.
(20) Conduct missing persons and casualty management effectively during the emergency.
*6. Delegate Performance Assessment / Certification / Validity
Delegate Performance Assessment:
Delegates will be assessed against the knowledge learning outcomes 1 through 9 by written, open-book test or series of tests.
Delegates will be assessed against the practical learning outcomes 10 through 20 using direct observation and oral questions as appropriate.
Certification: OPITO Approved Certification with Two Years validity
*7. Instructor & Delegate Ratio
The following ratios indicate the maximum number of delegates to be supervised by one Instructor at any one time during each activity.
Practical Exercises 1:6
*8. Duration and Timing
The optimum ‘contact time’ for this training is seen as 24 hours.
Qatar International Safety Centre
Gate No. 9 building – 23 Street – 45
Salwa Industrial Area
PO Box 23651
*10. For more information
Please contact us direct for availability & costs:
Tel: +974 4450 1223
Fax: +974 4450 1220
www.qisc.net / www.madinagulf.com