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The course provides the emergency team leader (operating on offshore fixed or floating installations) with an adequate training session which teaches how to handle emergency interventions and keep the right behavior.

Theoretical aspects

OERTL role

-OERTL role and responsibilities

-kind of leadership required for a OERTL

-the priorities of an emergency team leader (including the emergency team safety)

-to assign tasks

-effective communication during the emergency (with the emergency team and with emergency management centre)

-stress effects and management when leading an emergency team


Activities in response to the emergency

-key principles for an effective leadership and their application to the offshore emergency teams

-OERTL must be completely aware of emergency installations and plans deriving from the Safety Case

-typical procedures to react to the emergency

-typical elements of emergency plans

  • Typical phases in response to the emergency
  • Dangers evaluation

-PPE characteristics

-fixed and mobile firefighting plants and equipment

– Emergency team briefing

– Dangers and mitigation of risks associated to accidents with and without fires


With fire

  • Mechanical accident – pump overheating
  • Electrical accident- electric box fire
  • Galley/ laundry fire
  • Fire in process area
  • Fire in probe area
  • Fire in monitoring area

Without fire:

  • Accident in confined spaces
  • Work at height accident
  • Man overboard
  • Helicopter collision and helideck emergency team capsizing


  • Leaks Containment
    -liquid hydrocarbons leaks
    -toxic gases leaks (no fire)
    -accident caused by chemical substances and simulated radiations

Emergency response management

-principles of an initial and dynamic evaluation of an emergency risks

-how to establish objectives and priorities

– how to establish communication methods with the emergency team

-how to communicate with the emergency management centre about the most important information

-monitoring the emergency team safety

-monitoring environmental conditions to see how they can influence the emergency management

-monitoring the human factor during the emergency (stress-conditioned decision-making capacity, stress signals recognition, etc.)

-how to keep calm during the emergency management

-ask for help if overwhelmed by the situation

-how to optimize installations use during the emergency

-how to manage the emergency team in the use of extinguishing means

-how to establish an appropriate emergency plan

-effective communication with the personnel involved in the emergency management- instructions and clear requests

-how to manage in a clear and decisive way

-managing the access to the accident area, considering the team safety

-OER effective tasks delegation to the team members

-how to obtain feedback on emergency plan progresses

-recognizing and successfully managing stress

-monitoring the breathing apparatuses

-managing the operations during the emergency with no fire

-effective use of fixed firefighting systems

-use of mobile firefighting systems

-dynamic evaluation of risks during the emergency

-use a spare emergency team through the Team Leader

-management of missing or injured people

– priorities:

  • Missing personnel
  • Injured person treatment/management


Practical session

-to keep access and exit points of the accident area

-to make sure about the correct equipment use

-to correctly react to Class A fires

-To correctly react to class B fires:

  • Flammable liquid hydrocarbons leaks
  • Fire of Hydrocarbons in movement
  • Fire of pressured hydrocarbons

-to correctly react to class C fires (gas).

– chemical accidents

– Radioactive accidents

-effective use of firefighting portable monitors

-effective use of firefighting portable equipment: fire extinguishers and chemical powder, foam and CO2

-To locate, extract and manage missing or injured people

-breathing apparatus system control

-personnel protection through water fog/spray system

-emergency management (no fire):

  • access in confined spaces and injured people rescue
  • Rescue of an injured person in a work area positioned at a height of 2-4 meters with a narrow access

OERTM certificate

Next sessions:


  • monday 21 – tuesday 22 – wednesday 23


  • monday 25 – tuesday 26 – wednesday 27


  • monday 22 – tuesday 23 – wednesday 24

MARCH 2021

  • monday 22 – tuesday 23 – wednesday 24

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Additional notes

Duration: 24 hours

Category: Offshore

Code: O07

Target Audience: Offshore Emergency team leader

Validity: 2 years

Course Location: c/o APT Academy

Participants: Min 6, max 12

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