Offshore Emergency Response Team Member (OERTM)


Course Code: OE1EC303


Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre

Next course dates

Start DateLocationDuration / Fee
29/07/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week/ £1,650Enquire  

Course Overview

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This course provides delegates with the knowledge, understanding and skills to be a proficient Offshore Emergency Response Team Member (OERTM).

The majority of the course is of a practical nature.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal prerequisites for the OERTM training programme. 

Delegates will be required to complete a medical questionnaire and confirm their fitness to participate in the training prior to the start of the course.

Training and assessment activities may include physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. Delegates must be physically and mentally capable of participating fully.

Validity of certificate

This certificate is valid for two years from date of issue. This certificate should be refreshed with the two-day OERTM Further Training. The certificate must be revalidated before the expiry date or up to 3 months before course enrolment date, incurring no loss of time on new certificate start.

Career Options and Progression

This course is required by a duty holder to ensure adequate emergency response, and may increase employability.

Assessment Methods

Delegates will be assessed against the knowledge learning outcomes by written, open book test or series of tests.

Written tests will incorporate a balanced mix of the following question types: 

  • Multiple choice 
  • True/False 
  • A small number of questions that require written answers. 

Delegates will be assessed against the practical learning outcomes using direct observation and oral questions as appropriate.

Learning Outcomes

All learning outcomes for the course can be found in the course summary.

Teaching and Learning Methods

This course is 32 hours over 5 days, combining 25% theory and 75% practical.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

In addition to onshore training, company and site-specific training and assessment will typically be conducted offshore. 

Company OERTM emergency response training that can be conducted offshore, will take place on a regular basis during drills and exercises. 

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

The dress for theory sessions is smart/casual.

You must bring photographic proof of identity, such as a passport/driving license - this is compulsory to attend the course.

You will also be required to bring: 

  • 100% cotton overalls
  • A change of clothes
  • Personal wash kit

Safety boots/shoes provided as part of your fire kit.

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: N/A

Terms and Conditions

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