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OPITO OIM Controlling Emergencies

*1. Target Group
The target group for the OIM Controlling Emergencies Competence Assessment are personnel who have been deemed ready by their employer to be
formally assessed in the role of an OIM during an emergency situation.

*2. Delegate Pre-requisites
A formal declaration and supporting evidence from the candidate’s employer confirming that the candidate has achieved the performance criteria in Element
1.1 in the workplace, satisfied the core essential knowledge and asset type knowledge requirements and that the candidate has been deemed ready for
formal assessment against Elements 1.2 to 1.6.

*3. Physical and Stressful Demands
Assessment activities contained within this Standard may include physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. All personnel who participate in
such activities must be physically and mentally capable of participating fully.
Therefore to ensure that prior to participating in practical exercises, the delegates will be required to undergo medical screening by completing appropriate
medical screening form provided by QISC.

*4. Aims and Objectives
The aim and objective of the OIM Controlling Emergencies Competence Assessment are to formally assess the candidate in the role of an OIM during an
emergency situation in a simulated environment.

*5. Learning Outcomes / Assessment Criteria
To successfully complete this assessment, candidate must demonstrate the Performance criteria, Underpinning knowledge and Understanding criteria of the
following elements of the standard:
Element 1.1 Maintain a State of Readiness
Element 1.2 Assess Situation and Take Effective Action
Element 1.3 Maintain Communications
Element 1.4 Delegate Authority to Act
Element 1.5 Manage Individual and Team Performance
Element 1.6 Deal with Stress in Self and Others

*6. Delegate Performance Assessment / Certification / Validity
Delegate Performance Assessment: The candidate will be assessed against the performance criteria specified in Elements 1.2 to 1.6 within Section
A.8 of this standard under simulated conditions using a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 4 emergency scenarios based on the type of asset where the
candidate is normally required to fulfil the OIM role as agreed and confirmed by the Duty Holder.
Evaluation of candidates will be by continuous observation of their performance during their tenure(s) as an OIM, based around a major incident chosen
from each of the following Types:
Type A – a major emergency that is readily controllable if managed appropriately.
Type B – a major emergency which could escalate if not controlled.
Type C – a major emergency that the EM is unable to control leading to a full evacuation of the facility.
Certification: Persons successfully completing the OIM Controlling Emergencies Competence assessment will be issued with an OPITO endorsed
Validity: This Standard has no formal expiry date. However, it is recommended that candidates are re-assessed, as a minimum, every 3 years.

*7. Assessor & Candidate Ratio
The Assessor/Discipline Expert to Candidate ratio for the OIM Competence
Assessment is 1+1:1.

*8. Duration and Timing
There are no specific timings for the duration of the OIM Controlling Emergencies Workplace Competence assessment(s). However, sufficient time and
access to candidates will be arranged in order to ensure that all required performance criteria can be successfully assessed. Each candidate must
successfully complete 3 scenarios from a permitted maximum of 4 scenarios. QISC recommends 1 day be allocated for assessment, which will include
course registration, briefing and certification.

*9. Venue
Qatar International Safety Centre
Gate No. 9 building – 23 Street – 45
Salwa Industrial Area
Doha Qatar
PO Box 23651

*10. For more information
Please contact us direct for availability & costs:
Email: training@madinagulf.com
Tel: +974 4450 1223
Fax: +974 4450 1220
www.qisc.net / www.madinagulf.com

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