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Further Onshore Fire/Emergency Response Team Leader

OPITO Standard

Product Code: 4651

Who is this Product for?

This Product is for existing site fire/emergency team leaders that are required to revalidate their OPITO OFERTL certification by completing training scenarios which they are unable undertake at site.

What does this Product cover?

This Product aims to allow Onshore Fire/Emergency Response Team Leader learners to practise and be assessed on live fire exercises which they would not be able to conduct in the workplace.

Entry Requirements

Learners must possess any one of the following:

a) A valid OPITO Onshore Fire/Emergency Response Team Leader certificate

b) A valid OPITO Onshore Fire/Emergency Response Team Leader Further Training certificate

Medical entry requirements

Training activities contained within this Product may include physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. All personnel who participate in such activities must be capable of participating fully.

Therefore, OPITO-approved training centres are required, as a minimum, to ensure that prior to participating in practical exercises the learner is declared fit, in that they

a)Possess a valid, current offshore medical certificate or

b)Possess an operator approved medical certificate or

c)Undergo medical screening by completing an appropriate medical screening form provided by the OPITO-approved Centre

The OPITO-approved Centre shall keep a record of the learners’ declaration(s) of fitness in accordance with their document control policy(s) or procedures. This information, along with summary details of the type of physical activities the learner will be asked to perform, will be given to learners by the OPITO approved Centre and, if applicable, to their sponsoring company as part of the joining instructions. The responsibility for declaring any current or pre-existing medical conditions that could have adverse effects to the individual’s state of health while undertaking the training and/or assessment activities lies with the learner and/or company sponsoring the learner. Where doubt exists regarding the fitness of any learner, the OPITO-approved Centre must direct the individual to consult a medical officer familiar with the nature and extent of the training.

Note: Practical exercises must be designed and delivered solely to meet this Product and must not place on the learners any demands other than those required to meet the Product.

Product Achievement Requirements

To achieve the Further Onshore Fire/Emergency Response Team Leader the learner will need to complete the 1 mandatory unit.

Guided Learning Hours

10 hours

An approximate ratio of 10% theory to 90% practical is appropriate for this training programme.

What could this Product lead to?

Ongoing refresher - OFERTL Further Training


2 years

Please note: If the expiry date on the learners previous certificate is within 3 months prior of the course enrolment date then the date of the new certificate should correspond with the expiry date of the existing/previous certificate unless stated otherwise by the Duty Holder or Asset Owner or Operator.

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