Offshore Emergency Response Team Member (OERTM)


  

Course Code: OE1EC303

  

Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre


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09/01/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week/ £1,500Enquire  
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Course Overview

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

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.

Career Options and Progression

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

Assessment Methods

The OPITO Offshore Emergency Response Team Member (OERTM) course comprises the following components: 

  • Role of the Offshore Emergency Response Team Member (Module 1)
  • Offshore Emergency Response Arrangements (Element 1.1)
  • Teamwork and Communications (Element 1.2)
  • Incident Response (Module 2)
  • Entering the Incident Area (Element 2.1)
  • Selection and Operation of Firefighting Equipment (Element 2.2)
  • Working Duration Breathing Apparatus (Element 2.3)
  • Search and Rescue (Element 2.4)
  • Casualty Recovery (Element 2.5)
  • Practical Exercises for the OERTM (Module 3)
  • Using Portable Equipment on a Range of Fires (Element 3.1)
  • Non-fire Incidents (Element 3.2)

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.

Teaching and Learning Methods

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

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

There are no additional costs.

The majority of the course is of a hands-on, practical nature.

The usual dress for theory sessions is smart/casual.

You must bring photographic proof of identity, such as a passport/driving licence.

You will also be required to bring: 

  • 100% cotton overalls
  • 1 change of clothes
  • Safety boots/shoes provided as part of your fire kit
  • Personal wash 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: NONE

Terms and Conditions

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