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OPITO Offshore Installation Manager (OIM) Controlling Emergencies

Nautical Studies & Marine Engineering, Nautical and STEM

Course full

Mode of Study



Riverside Campus


Course Dates and Bookings

To book your place on the course contact our training partners SAFER Training at or 0151 448 2770.

About the Course

The OPITO OIM Controlling Emergencies Competence Assessment programme is aimed at personnel who are deemed ready by their employer to be formally assessed in the role of an OIM during an emergency situation. The course is delivered in partnership with SAFER Training.

The aim and objective of the OIM Controlling Emergencies Competence Assessment is to formally assess the delegate in the role of an OIM during an emergency situation in a simulated environment.

The assessment is designed primarily where there is a threat to life, installation and/or the environment. The scenarios can be realistically simulated and allow the delegate to support their existing skills, knowledge and experience in dealing with emergencies and critical situations to OPITO standards.

An OPITO OIM Controlling Emergencies Competence certificate indicates that the delegate has achieved a level of competence required to be recognised as an OPITO Certified Offshore Installation Manager.

An OPITO OIM Controlling Emergencies Competence certificate will be issued to delegates who have been successfully assessed against all of the Performance and Knowledge Criteria.

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Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

Delegates must provide a formal declaration from their employer confirming that they have achieved the Performance Criteria in Element 1.1 in the workplace and they have satisfied the core essential knowledge and asset type knowledge required to deem the delegate ready and prepared for formal assessment (details of the evidence required will be issued with the course joining instructions and will be assessed during the course).

What you study

Module 1 Control Emergencies and Critical Situation

1.1 Maintain a State of Readiness.
1.2 Assess Situation and Take Effective Action.
1.3 Maintain Communications.
1.4 Delegate Authority to Act.
1.5 Manage Individual and Team Performance.
1.6 Deal with Stress in Self and Others.


How the course is taught

The course is taught by instructors who will role play during scenarios based on different major incidents which must cover:

  1. Threat to life.
  2. Threat to environment.
  3. Threat to plant and equipment.

Simulators and enhanced facilities are used to create simulated emergency scenarios.

Assessment methods

The delegate will be assessed against the performance criteria specified in Elements 1.2 - 1.6 of the OPITO standard under simulated conditions using a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 4 emergency scenarios based on the type of asset where the candidate is normally required to fulfil the OIM role as agreed and confirmed by the Duty Holder.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Location:
    Riverside Campus