OPITO Offshore Emergency Response Team Member Further (OERTM Further)

The target group for the OERTM Further Training are existing offshore emergency team members that are required to revalidate their OPITO OERTM certification by completing training scenarios which they are unable undertake offshore.


The target group for the OERTM Further Training are existing offshore emergency team members that are required to revalidate their OPITO OERTM certification by completing training scenarios which they are unable undertake offshore.

  • How to select and operate the correct firefighting equipment and media to extinguish different types of fires
  • Breathing apparatus control board procedures
  • How to identify and don the appropriate emergency response PPE
  • The operation of working duration breathing apparatus
  • Participation as an OERTM in a specified range of fire and non-fire related incidents under the direction of the Offshore Emergency Response Team Leader (OERTL)
  • Selection and use of correct portable fire-fighting equipment
  • Selection, operation and flushing of foam firefighting equipment
  • Extinguishing of different types of fire and securing the area
  • Effective communication with OERTL and OERTM's during an incident
  • The key considerations and actions whilst entering and working in the incident area
  • Correct search and rescue procedures and techniques
  • The correct steps involved in initial casualty assessment and recovery

The aim and objectives of this OERTM Further Training Programme is to give OERTMs the opportunity to practice and maintain the skills required when dealing with emergency response situations or incidents as members of an Emergency Response Team, in aspects of their role which they cannot reasonably practise offshore.