Boat Handling: Oil Spill Containment & Recovery

JUNE 7 - 9, 2017  Course is full  

New course date - August 16-18, 2017 at:

Enform Fort st. john  - Also full

 

 

Enform Nisku Training Centre

$2350

The AER's Directive 071 requires all petroleum companies to be properly equipped and trained for emergencies such as oil spills. This three-day "on-the-water" course meets that AER requirement as it is designed for environmental contractors and/or oil spill response personnel, and for WCSS Oil Spill Cooperative personnel who operate WCSS watercraft to contain and recover oil spills in large rivers or lakes or during oil spill training exercises.

Topics covered include boat safety and operation, boat maneuvering, river reading, boat maintenance, equipment deployment, anchor deployment and retrieval, and boom handling. A practical skills evaluation will be done at the end of the three days.

Notes:

  • All students should consider bringing foul weather clothing including steel-toed rubber boots.
  • The course starts at Nisku and then moves to Devon (information is provided in the classroom at Nisku).
  • If students wish to operate WCSS boats, they will also need to take the 2-day Marine Emergency Duties (MED A3) course, also offered by WCSS. The MED A3 course precedes the 3-day Boat Handling course.
  • Students who register for both the Marine Emergency Duties - MED A3 and the Boat Handling courses will be offered special pricing of $2,875.00.

For more course information contact Shannon Jarrell at shannon.jarrell@wcss.ab.ca.


Boat Handling: Recertification

JUNE 5, 2017

JUNE 6, 2017

Enform Nisku Training Centre

$1000

In order to operate WCSS watercraft, WCSS requires all operators to possess a valid WCSS Boat Handling certificate and the Transport Canada MED A3 or MED A4 certificate. To ensure that the WCSS boat operators remain competent, WCSS offers a one-day Boat Handling - Recertification course. This recertification will be valid for three years. To pass, all students will be assessed on their practical abilities related to the safe operation and proper handling of WCSS watercraft and to deploy oil spill equipment to contain and recover oil spills on rivers or lakes. This field-based course is open to all personnel involved in operating watercraft at oil spills on water bodies.

Notes:

  • All students should consider bringing foul weather clothing including steel-toed rubber boots.
  • The course starts at Nisku and then moves to Devon (information is provided in the classroom at Nisku).

For course information contact Shannon Jarrell at shannon.jarrell@wcss.ab.ca.