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New Course: Oil Spill Response Training - Marmong Point Marina

by Vijaya Selvaraj, MIA 17 Dec 2019 15:29 PST 25 February 2020
Oil Spill Response Training Course © Marina Industries Association

Course Overview

Marina Industries Association (MIA) is bringing its new Oil Spills Response Training to Marmong Point. Marinas have potential to impact on the marine environment because of their waterfront location and the nature of boating related activities carried out at marinas and boatyards.

Prevention through protection can serve as the first line of defence against pollution. However, in an event of an oil spill in your marina or boatyard requires fast and efficient action to mitigate the risk. For that, marinas and boatyards must ensure that all involved in the response to an oil spill are adequately trained and prepared for their roles.

This course includes:

  • Marinas Spill Response Best Management Practices
  • Spill Response Checklist
  • Excerpts booklet from (Australian) Government Legislation.

What you will learn:

In this 4-hour training session the participants will:

  • Be alerted to the effects of spills into marina environments
  • Have the necessary information to be able to safely and effectively respond to spill incident within those environments
  • Be fully briefed on the benefits of good housekeeping practices in regards to stored liquids
Topics covered:
  • Legal requirements and definitions
  • Response plans and training
  • Common fuel system layouts and how they work
  • Hazards of chemicals and information sources
  • Working with Regulators, the Media & other interested parties
  • Types of spill response equipment, how, and when to use them Oil Absorbent Booms, Containment Booms and skimmers.
  • Videos
  • Risk management
  • Common spills and response considerations
  • Waste disposal - Waste ministration and disposal techniques.
  • Leaks and groundwater contamination
  • Live demo of spill kit equipment
  • Gain knowledge in responding to spills of oils and chemicals
  • Be actively involved in the setting up and maintenance of spill response equipment and the proper storage, use and disposal of liquids at specified sites.
  • Be aware of the W.H.S and environmental aspects of spills and be conversant with their responsibilities under the S.O.P's
  • Identify common issues with other local marinas and develop improvement strategies
Course dates and registration:

Date: 25 February 2020
Location: Marmong Point Marina
Region: NSW
Start Time: 9:00 am
Finish Time: 1:00 pm
Register online at

Who should attend

Any staff involved in oil spills response in your marina or boatyard should attend this course. Key stakeholders drafting and implementing marina facility's spills response management plans such as marina owners, marina managers, club manager and dockmasters should also attend this course.

Course Fee

MIA members: AUD385
Non-members: AUD535

The course fee includes GST
*Fees include: course folder, morning or afternoon tea

Contact Details

Vijaya Selvaraj, Marina Industries Association
Industry Education Officer

Tel: +61 2 8197 4753

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