Oil spill response training

DoT's Maritime Environmental Emergency Response Team provides training including courses that award nationally-recognised units of competency delivered under auspice of Australian Maritime Safety Authority, Registered Training Organisation code 88033.

  Department of Transport training courses

DoT Maritime Environmental Emergency Response (MEER) unit delivers State-wide, oil spill response training.

Effective oil spill response relies on preparation and a coordinated approach between all parties; these factors are reflected in the training methods of DoT.

Training is delivered onsite or within the metropolitan district and where possible it is tailored to the needs of the area.

If you require training that we are unable to offer, we can also help you source appropriate training providers.

All courses and workshops are directed towards personnel from agencies and associated organisations that have a responsibility to respond to Marine Oil Pollution incidents as per the DoT WestPlan Marine Oil Pollution.

For more information about our training courses, please contact us.

  Oil spill response basic operator course (2 days)

This course covers the competency required to operate, deploy, monitor and recover basic oil spill response equipment.

This course is competency based and offered under auspice of AMSA RTO. Therefore has assessment components which will be required to be completed during the course.

Course includes both classroom based theory components and practical components taking place at waterside locations.

  • Overview of the State Plan, National Plan, jurisdictions and incident management structure.
  • Oil types, properties and weathering.
  • Containment of oil.
  • Recovery of oil.
  • Sorbents.
  • Storage and disposal.
  • Health and Safety.
  • Practical field deployments.

The Unit of Competency is from the Public Safety Training Package, which contains the emergency, services competencies. Participants will receive a nationally-recognised unit of competency upon completion.

For further information about the unit please find the link below for the unit descriptor.

Course dates, where available, are provided below on this page.

Opens in a new window Training.gov.au: PUAOIL201 - Use basic equipment operations for oil spill response

  Oiled shoreline response course (3 days)

This course covers oiled shoreline assessments, shoreline clean-up planning, techniques and operation. It is directed towards personnel who would take a Team Leader and/or shoreline coordinator role in the case of an oiled shoreline response.

This course is competency based and offered under auspice AMSA RTO. Therefore has assessment components which will be required to be completed during the course.

The course will include both classroom based theory components and practical components some of which will take place at a shoreline location. Training sessions will include:

  • Overview of the State Plan, National Plan, jurisdictions and incident management structure.
  • Shoreline description and assessment.
  • Safety hazards associated with working on an oiled shoreline and the controls and plans to mitigate them.
  • Shoreline clean-up planning, techniques and operation.

The Units of Competency are from the Public Safety Training Package, which contains the emergency, services competencies. Participants will receive a nationally-recognised unit of competency upon completion.

For further information about the unit please find the link below for the unit descriptors.

Course dates, where available, are provided below on this page.

Opens in a new window Training.gov.au: PUAOIL402 - Apply oiled shoreline assessment strategies in an oil spill response
Opens in a new window Training.gov.au: PUAOIL301 - Apply health, safety and risk controls when working on oiled shorelines
Opens in a new window Training.gov.au: PUAOIL403 - Lead a team in oiled shoreline clean up

  Oil spill response equipment deployment day (1 day)

This is an equipment deployment day which is tailored to each location.

The day is directed at the same audience as the 2 day basic operator course. The day's aim is to reinforce the training for those who have previously attended a 2 day course and give them the opportunity to practice the skills learnt.

Course dates, where available, are provided below on this page.

  Course dates: Maritime Environmental Emergency Response (MEER) (2019)

The courses conducted by the Department of Transport's Maritime Environmental Emergency Response (MEER) unit are listed below.

Please note: Course dates may be subject to change.

For further information about training courses please contact us.

If you would like to nominate for one of the courses please fill out a course nomination form below.

Course Duration Location Date(s)
Oil spill response basic operator course 2 days Fremantle 06/02/2019 to 07/02/2019
Oiled shoreline response course 3 days Fremantle 20/08/2019 to 22/08/2019
MAC-F-OilSpillResponseTraining.pdf icon Maritime Environmental Emergency Response: Course nomination form Kb

  Course dates: State Response Team (SRT) (2019)

In addition to delivering training courses, DoT coordinates the Metro State Response Team (SRT).

SRT is part of WA's commitment to ensure the effective preparedness and response to marine pollution incidents. The SRT members are primarily front line responders who can provide guidance to other responders.

In the event of a major marine pollution incident they are the personnel that are likely to take on the role of team leader. Members of the team are from government agencies, port authorities and industry, all of who have a vested interest in marine oil pollution.

Please note SRT training dates are subject to change.

Course Duration Location Description Dates
SRT 1   TBA   16/04/2019
SRT 2   TBA   02/05/2019
SRT 3   TBA   23/05/2019
SRT 4   TBA   24/07/2019
SRT 5   TBA   16/10/2019
SRT 6   TBA   11/12/2019

  WA State Exercise Amity Challenge 2018 (video)

2018 WA State Maritime Environmental Emergency Response Exercise Amity Albany conducted by WA Department of Transport.

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  Marine oil spill response equipment demonstration (video)

This video was taken at the '2017 SpillCon' event. It shows an on-water display of the different type of Maritime Environmental Emergency Response Equipment that can assist is the response to a maritime environmental emergency.

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  WA State Response Team Ro-Boom deployment (video)

In Western Australia there are two national oil spill response equipment stockpiles located in Fremantle and Dampier. These stockpiles are administered and maintained by Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). Stockpiles comprise various oil spill response equipment including Roulands Ro-Bay 1500 inflatable curtain boom also known as Ro-Boom.

Ro-Boom is a heavy duty containment boom designed to handle offshore conditions. It can be deployed from a vessel or fixed shoreline structure such as a wharf.

The deployment of this equipment safely, efficiently and effectively requires careful planning.

This video has been produced by the Department of Transport with assistance from Svitzer, Fremantle Ports, AMSA and the members of WA State Oil Spill Response Team to assist in planning and preparation for Ro-Boom deployment.

WA State Response Team Ro-Boom deployment (video)

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  WA State Response Team Shoreline Boom deployment (video)

This video is provided to demonstrate a Shoreline Boom deployment from a beach location. Purposes of such deployments are containment, deflection or exclusion of the oil from the shoreline.

The objective of this deployment is to create a containment pocket in order to catch or hold oil at a location where the oil can be collected using various skimming techniques.

WA State Response Team Shoreline Boom deployment (video)

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  Marine Transport Emergency and Marine Oil Pollution hazard (video)

The State Emergency Management Committee, in partnership with the Department of Transport has created a short video to detail the State's response arrangements to a Marine Transport Emergency and Marine Oil Pollution incident.

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Page last updated: Thu Mar 21 2019 3:12:40 PM