Courses

A range of the courses we offer is listed below. If you need further information on any of these courses, please make an enquiry and we can supply further details.

If your training needs are not covered by the listed courses, please get in touch and we can create bespoke training to meet your needs.

2017 Course Schedule

To download our 2017 Course Schedule please click here [PDF - 575kB].

Computer based training

Briggs has produced a series of interactive spill response programmes. These innovative e-learning packages can be accessed by anyone, anywhere, at anytime either via the Internet or on CD-Rom if required.

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MCA Accredited courses

MCA Level 1 – First Response – Sorbents Course

Duration: 1 day

Programme Overview: This course is designed to provide delegates with the skills and knowledge to act as part of a team or to supervise a shoreline clean-up operation.

This course is highly practical and provides the delegates with hands-on knowledge on how best to use the resources available to protect and clean the shoreline.

Accreditation: The course complies with International Maritime Organization Level 1 standard and UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency Level 3 accreditation standard.

Programme Content: The syllabus focuses on:

  • Clean-up strategies
  • Sorbent materials
  • Shoreline assessments
  • Dealing with the Media
  • Waste Management
  • Shoreline clean-up
  • Practical management
  • Prevention
  • Deployment

Who Will Benefit: This course is designed for personnel who may be involved or may have to supervise a shoreline cleanup operation.

Structure: This course includes theoretical input backed up with intense practical exercises and de-briefs.

Course notes will be provided.

MCA Level 2 – Sorbents & Equipment Course

Duration: 1.5 days

Programme Overview: The aim of this course is to provide a more detailed knowledge to delegates of how and why their response strategy and their equipment should work in an oil spill incident.

This course will provide delegates with a theoretical and practical awareness of the different types of containment and recovery devices used in response to an oil spill incident.

Accreditation: This course is approved and accredited by the Nautical Institute to Maritime and Coastguard Agency Level 2.

Programme Content: The syllabus focuses on:

  • Legal implications
  • Contingency Planning
  • Safety at an oil spill
  • Environmental implications
  • Booming principles
  • Recovery devices
  • Demonstration of equipment
  • Spill assessment

The course carries an MCA approved certificate and must be refreshed every 3 years.

Refresher Duration: 1 Day

Who Will Benefit: This course will benefit all personnel that are involved in the clean up and recovery of oil following an oil spill incident.

Structure: This course includes theoretical input backed up with practical demonstrations and de-briefs.

Course notes will be provided.

MCA Level 3 / IMO Level 1 - Oil Spill Onsite Supervisor Course

Duration: 3 days

Programme Overview: This course is designed to provide delegates with the skills and knowledge to act as part of a team or to supervise a shoreline clean-up operation.

This course is highly practical and provides the delegates with hands-on knowledge on how best to use the resources available to protect and clean the shoreline.

Accreditation: The course complies with International Maritime Organization Level 1 standard and UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency Level 3 accreditation standard.

Programme Content: The syllabus focuses on:

  • Contingency planning familiarisation
  • Spill evaluation
  • Environmental issues
  • Safety on-site
  • Booming and recovery techniques
  • Clean-up strategies
  • Sorbent materials
  • Shoreline assessments
  • Dealing with the Media
  • Waste Management
  • Shoreline clean-up
  • Practical management
  • Prevention
  • Deployment

Who Will Benefit: This course is designed for personnel who may be involved or may have to supervise a shoreline cleanup operation.

Structure: This course includes theoretical input backed up with intense practical exercises and de-briefs.

Course notes will be provided.

MCA Level 4 - Oil Spill Response Manager Course

Duration: 4 days

Programme Overview: This four day course provides delegates with detailed skills and knowledge in order to manage and take overall control of an oil pollution incident offshore whilst based onshore.

The course also provides the delegates with the necessary knowledge that will enable them to make informed and critical decisions regarding their response to an oil spill incident offshore.

Accreditation: This course is approved and accredited by the Nautical Institute on behalf of DECC.

Programme Content: The syllabus focuses on:

  • Origins, fates and effects of oil
  • Contingency Planning
  • Spill evaluation
  • Legal considerations
  • Environmental implications
  • Safety
  • Containment and recovery equipment
  • Shoreline assessments
  • Equipment demonstration and deployment
  • Waste Management
  • Use of dispersant
  • 9 Steps to oil spill management
  • Dealing with the Media
  • Press Release
  • Spill prevention
  • Case studies

This course is presented with guest speakers that are specialists in the required fields.

Refresher Duration: 1 day. The course carries an MCA and a DECC approved certificate and must be refreshed every 3 years.

Who Will Benefit: This course is designed for personnel within the Oil and Gas sector with responsibility within their company for dealing with an oil spill incident offshore, whilst based onshore.

Structure: The course is mainly theoretical but does have one day of practical work and utilises the use of desktop exercises and scenarios to test the delegates gained knowledge.

Course notes will be provided.

MCA Level 5 - Oil Spill Response Incident Manager

Duration: 5 days

Programme Overview: This course is for delegates with previous oil pollution response training and experience.

The course provides delegates with the necessary information regarding the main issues surrounding an oil spill.

The course also provides the delegates with the necessary knowledge that will enable them to make informed and critical decisions on their response to an oil spill incident and to deal with external liaison.

Accreditation: The course complies with International Maritime Organization Level 3 standard and UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency Level 5 accreditation standard.

Programme Content: The syllabus focuses on:

  • Origins, fates and effects of oil
  • Contingency Planning
  • Spill evaluation
  • Legal considerations
  • Environmental implications
  • Safety
  • Containment and recovery equipment
  • Shoreline assessments
  • Equipment demonstration and deployment
  • Use of dispersant
  • Waste Management
  • 9 Steps to oil spill management
  • Dealing with the Media
  • Spill prevention

This course is presented with guest speakers that are specialists in the required fields.

Refresher Duration: This 1 day course must be refreshed every 3 years.

Who Will Benefit: This course is designed for senior managers or personnel who have a responsibility for ensuring their company or country has adequate spill response capability.

Structure: This course is mainly theoretical.

Course notes will be provided.

MCA Level 5 - Oil Spill Incident Manager - Endorsement

Duration: 2 days

Programme Overview: This two-day course is for delegates with previous oil pollution response training and experience.

The course provides delegates who would be in overall control of an oil pollution incident with the necessary skills and knowledge to devise an effective strategy to deal with such an incident.

The course also provides the delegates with the necessary knowledge that will enable them to make informed and critical decisions on their response to an oil spill incident.

Accreditation: This course is approved and accredited by the Nautical Institute to Maritime and Coastguard Agency Level 5.

Pre-Qualification: All delegates must have completed training to at least MCA Level 4 prior to attending this course.

Programme Content: The syllabus focuses on:

  • Management
  • Waste
  • Roles of MCA & SOSREP
  • Dispersant
  • Spill Evaluation
  • Media
  • Contingency Planning
  • Legal
  • Prevention
  • Environmental
  • Table top exercises

This course is presented with guest speakers that are specialists in the required fields.

Refresher Duration: This 1 day course must be refreshed every 3 years.

Who Will Benefit: This course is designed for senior managers or personnel who would have the overall responsibility for dealing with an oil spill incident.

Structure: This course is mainly theoretical.

Course notes will be provided.

MCA Level 1-5 Refresher Courses

Most MCA courses must be refreshed every 3 years. We offer refresher courses and can advise on when your staff will need to take them.

DBEIS Accredited courses

DBEIS Level 1 – Offshore on Scene Commander Course

Duration: 3 days

Programme Overview: This course is designed to provide delegates with the skills and knowledge to act as part of a team or to supervise a shoreline clean-up operation.

This course is highly practical and provides the delegates with hands-on knowledge on how best to use the resources available to protect and clean the shoreline.

Programme Content: The syllabus focuses on:

  • Clean-up strategies
  • Sorbent materials
  • Shoreline assessments
  • Dealing with the Media
  • Waste Management
  • Shoreline clean-up
  • Practical management
  • Prevention
  • Deployment

DBEIS Level 2 - Corporate Management

Duration: 0.5 day

Programme Overview: This half day course provides delegates with a general understanding of oil spill management to enable them to assist the Duty Manager perform their role.

The course also provides the delegates with the necessary knowledge that will enable them to make corporate and financial decisions in response to an oil spill incident.

Accreditation: This course is approved and accredited by the Nautical Institute on behalf of DBEIS

Programme Content: The syllabus focuses on:

  • Contingency Planning
  • UK and International Law
  • Insurance and compensation arrangements
  • Response strategies
  • External liaison
  • Familiarisation with own Contingency Plan

The course carries a DBEIS approved certificate and must be refreshed every 3 years.

DBEIS Level 3 – Onshore Emergency Responder Course

Duration: 3 days

Programme Overview: This course provides delegates with detailed skills and knowledge to be capable of managing and taking overall control of an oil pollution incident offshore.

The course also provides delegates with the necessary knowledge that will enable them to make informed and critical decisions on an appropriate response to an oil spill incident offshore.

Accreditation: This course is approved and accredited by the Nautical Institute on behalf of DBEIS.

Programme Content: The syllabus focuses on:

  • Origins, fates and effects of oil
  • Contingency Planning
  • Spill evaluation
  • Legal considerations
  • Environmental implications
  • Safety
  • Containment and recovery equipment
  • Shoreline assessments
  • Equipment demonstration and deployment
  • Waste Management
  • Use of dispersant
  • 9 Steps to oil spill management
  • Dealing with the Media
  • Press Release
  • Spill prevention
  • Case studies

This course is presented with guest speakers that are specialists in the required fields.

The course carries a DBEIS approved certificate and must be refreshed every 3 years.

DBEIS Level 4 - Onshore Emergency Responder

Duration: 4 days

Programme Overview: This four day course provides delegates with detailed skills and knowledge in order to manage and take overall control of an oil pollution incident offshore whilst based onshore.

The course also provides the delegates with the necessary knowledge that will enable them to make informed and critical decisions regarding their response to an oil spill incident offshore.

Accreditation: This course is approved and accredited by the Nautical Institute on behalf of DBEIS.

Programme Content: The syllabus focuses on:

  • Origins, fates and effects of oil
  • Contingency Planning
  • Spill evaluation
  • Legal considerations
  • Environmental implications
  • Safety
  • Containment and recovery equipment
  • Shoreline assessments
  • Equipment demonstration and deployment
  • Waste Management
  • Use of dispersant
  • 9 Steps to oil spill management
  • Dealing with the Media
  • Press Release
  • Spill prevention
  • Case studies

This course is presented with guest speakers that are specialists in the required fields.

Refresher Duration: 1 day. The course carries a DBEIS approved certificate and must be refreshed every 3 years.

Who Will Benefit: This course is designed for personnel within the Oil and Gas sector with responsibility within their company for dealing with an oil spill incident offshore, whilst based onshore.

Structure: The course is mainly theoretical but does have one day of practical work and utilises the use of desktop exercises and scenarios to test the delegates gained knowledge.

Course notes will be provided.

DBEIS Level 3/4 Refresher Courses

DECC courses at levels 3 and 4 must be refreshed every 3 years. We offer refresher courses and can advise on when your staff will need to take them.

IMO Courses

IMO Model Course Level 1 - Oil Spill Onsite Supervisor

Duration: 3 days

Programme Overview: This course is designed to provide delegates with the skills and knowledge to act as part of a team or to supervise a shoreline clean-up operation.

This course is highly practical and provides the delegates with hands-on knowledge on how best to use the resources available to protect and clean the shoreline.

Accreditation: The course complies with International Maritime Organization Level 1 standard and UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency Level 3 accreditation standard.

Programme Content: The syllabus focuses on:

  • Contingency planning familiarisation
  • Spill evaluation
  • Environmental issues
  • Safety on-site
  • Booming and recovery techniques
  • Clean-up strategies
  • Sorbent materials
  • Shoreline assessments
  • Dealing with the Media
  • Waste Management
  • Shoreline clean-up
  • Practical management
  • Prevention
  • Deployment

Who Will Benefit: This course is designed for personnel who may be involved or may have to supervise a shoreline cleanup operation.

Structure: This course includes theoretical input backed up with intense practical exercises and de-briefs.

Course notes will be provided.

IMO Model Course Level 2

IMO Model Course Level 3

Other

Road Tanker Incident Response

Duration: 1 day

Programme Overview: This one day course is for operators and drivers of road tankers that carry hydrocarbons.

The course covers the theory and practical transfer of hydrocarbon from a tanker on its side and highlights the problems and dangers
associated with this type of operation.

Accreditation: This course is endorsed by Petroleum Industry Training Association Scotland (PITAS) based on Institute of Petroleum Code of Practice.

Programme Content: The syllabus focuses on:

  • Legislation
  • Safety when dealing with an overturned road tanker
  • Pollution control
  • Role of the Fire Brigade and Police Force
  • Theory of specialist transfer equipment
  • Overview of equipment
  • Practical transfer of hydrocarbon using equipment
  • Assessment

This course is required to be refreshed every 3 years.

Refresher Duration: 1 Day

Who Will Benefit: This course is beneficial to personnel who operate and / or drive road tankers that carry hydrocarbons.

Structure: The course covers theory and practical familiarisation with the necessary equipment. Delegates will also participate in a realistic and practical simulation utilising a specially adapted mobile road tanker barrel.

A course workbook will be provided.

Sorbent Familiarisation for industry

Duration: 1 day

Programme Overview: This course is designed for supervisors of on-site response personnel utilising on-site spill equipment. The course will cover a number of topics from Contingency Planning to the deployment of Tier 1 response equipment.

Programme Content: The syllabus focuses on:

  • Contingency Planning
  • Deployment of first response

Who Will Benefit: This course is beneficial to personnel with little or no experience of responding to oil pollution. This course is ideal for training your company’s Tier 1 personnel in how to respond to minor spills

Structure: This course is classroom based, but includes interactive demonstrations in the use of sorbent materials and other forms of Tier 1 equipment.

Course notes will be provided.

Environmental Awareness

Duration: 1 day

Programme Overview: This one day course is designed to provide delegates with an understanding of what will happen to hydrocarbons when spilt from a storage facility and the possible environmental effects that this will have.

The course will cover a number of topics from Contingency Planning through to identifying the response strategies to deal with a hydrocarbon release.

Programme Content: The syllabus focuses on:

  • Safety
  • Contingency Planning
  • The possible migration routes of spilt oil
  • Environmental effects of spilt oil
  • Deployment of first response
  • Prevention

Who Will Benefit: This course is designed for personnel who will be involved in recommending the appropriate sites of hydrocarbon storage and / or operating equipment that utilises hydrocarbons.

Structure: This course is classroom based and mainly theoretical, delegates will have the opportunity to discuss the issues surrounding their facility and the possible solutions available.

Course notes will be provided.

Damming Course

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M1663 - Oil Spill Recovery Vessel Course

Duration: 0.5 day

Programme Overview: The aim of this course is to provide the crew of a vessel involved in the recovery of hydrocarbons from the environment into their tanks, the basic knowledge to undertake this task safely. This course will provide delegates with a theoretical awareness of:

  • How hydrocarbons enter the global environment
  • The appearance of oil on water
  • Response strategies
  • Evaluating the spill
  • Methods for identifying and tracking a spill
  • Safety while recovering hydrocarbons onto the vessel

Accreditation: This course is in accordance with code of practice for vessels engaged in oil recovery operations

Programme Content: The syllabus focuses on:

  • Types and sources of spills
  • The fate of spilt oil
  • Tracking and surveillance
  • The hazards of petroleum
  • General precautions
  • In port operations
  • Precautions before and during recovery operations
  • Handling recovered oil
  • Tank cleaning & gas freeing
  • Enclosed space entry
  • Emergency procedures

The course carries a Briggs Environmental Services Ltd certificate and must be refreshed every 2 years.

Refresher Duration: 0.5 day

Who Will Benefit: This course will benefit the crews of vessels that are involved in the recovery of oil at sea following an oil spill incident.

Delegates should have prior knowledge of Risk Assessment, Tool Box Talks and Behavioral Safety Training.

Structure: This course includes videos and theoretical input.

Course notes will be provided

Inland Spill Training

Duration: 1 day

Programme Overview: The aim of this course is to provide a more detailed knowledge to delegates of response and containment of various types of spills, what equipment to use and to familiarise them with its use.

This course will provide delegates with a theoretical and practical awareness of the different types of containment and recovery devices used in response to an oil spill incident inland.

The course will instruct delegates on how to put all of the spill response elements together and thus enable them to apply the knowledge they will gain to actual spill incidents.

Legislative Compliance:

  • Duty of care
  • Waste transfer and waster carrier licences

Programme Content: The syllabus focuses on:

  • Construction of flow-through dams
  • Deployment of retention booms
  • Recovery devices
  • Use of oil absorbents in a watercourse
  • Selection of booming sites
  • When is ‘clean’, clean?
  • How to implement clean-up measures when no specific equipment is available
  • Practical deployment with various scenarios

Who Will Benefit: This course will benefit all personnel who are involved in the clean up and recovery of oil following an oil spill incident.

Structure: This is a one day course which includes theoretical input in the morning, in the afternoon this is supported by practical deployment of retention booms on a river and a stream, also deployment of an oil skimmer and liquid recovery into holding tank, construction of flow-through dam and hands-on-use of any other equipment client may have available.

First Response for Windfarms (Land)

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