ISAA LAUNCHES INLAND SPILL TRAINING COURSE ACCREDITATION

INTERNATIONAL SPILL ACCREDITATION ASSOCIATION (ISAA) LAUNCHES ACCREDITATION OF INLAND OIL SPILL RESPONSE TRAINING PROVIDERS AND COURSES

For a number of years The International Spill Accreditation Association (ISAA) has been asked by training organisations to approve and accredit inland spill training courses. The ISAA Board has now approved a syllabus and training requirements for an inland surface waters spill training course.

In a similar way to the accreditation by the Nautical Institute of marine response training organisations offering IMO, MCA and DEC courses, the accreditation process not only verifies course content but also assesses the competence of trainers’ personnel on course delivery.

It is expected that syllabi for various other non-marine spill courses will be drawn up over the coming months.

It should be understood that none of these courses will be directly provided by ISAA but through training providers accredited by ISAA.

ISAA was formed in 2003 as a not-for-profit international association dedicated to improving standards of spill response by awarding accredited status to oil spill response organisations that meet required standards. ISAA auditors examine every aspect of each candidate’s operations in accordance with a comprehensive accreditation matrix. The objective is not only to determine appropriate levels for award (or otherwise) of accreditation, but to help accredited spill response organisations, over time, to progress towards higher levels of accreditation. ISAA also organises training events and seminars, designed to help responders to maintain and enhance response capacity.   The launch of accreditation for providers of inland spill response training is a logical development and wholly aligned with ISAA’s mission to improve standards of spill response. For further details please contact the ISAA Administrator at  john.mcmurtrie@spillcontrol.org

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