OPITO Offshore Emergency Response Team Member (OERTM)

The target group for the OPITO OERTM Initial Training Programme is personnel who are appointed to, or to be appointed to, the role of an Offshore Emergency Response Team Member.


The Offshore Emergency Response Team Member training programme is for personnel who are appointed to, or to be appointed to, the role of an Offshore Emergency Response Team Member

  • The Role of the Offshore Emergency Response Team Member
  • Offshore Emergency Response Arrangements
  • Teamwork and Communications
  • Incident Response
  • Selection and Operation of Firefighting Equipment
  • Working Duration Breathing Apparatus
  • Incident Response
  • Search and Rescue
  • Casualty Recovery
  • Selection and Operation of Firefighting Equipment
  • Practical Fire Exercises for the Offshore Emergency Response Team
  • Using Portable Equipment on a Range of Fires
  • Practical Non-Fire Related Incidents

The aim and objectives of the OERTM Initial Training Programme are to equip the learner with the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to perform the role of Offshore Emergency Response Team Member effectively.