Person in Charge (PIC) Controlling Emergencies (Coaching & Assessment) company specific

*Duration dependent on requirements


This course is designed to assess candidate’s’ competency in controlling emergencies. Assessment is based on performance during three scenarios, undertaken in a fir for purpose built simulator, which replicates the main features of the candidate’s own installation.

Assessors are all subject experts in the field of Emergency Management and Incident Command (assessors are both staff & independent contractors of SMS Training Services), the contractors are retained solely for the coaching and assessment process. The assessors are all qualified subject experts. If required, additional coaching days can be arranged to precede the final assessment.

Course Objectives

In accordance with the OPITO* standard, a minimum of three scenarios will be undertaken, based upon a major incident chosen from the following:

  • Accomodation fire
  • Collision or wave damage causing structural collapse
  • Explosion & fire
  • Helicopter incident
  • Loss of stability (mobile installations)
  • Pipeline incident
  • Well control incident

Additional Information

Course Structure: Candidates are briefed by the assessor on the standard performance criteria for controlling emergencies. Initially formative exercises are held on day one to familiarize the candidate and their team with the process and the simulator. Each formative exercise includes a debriefing session.This is then followed by the formal assessment exercises. The formal assessment process normally takes at least a day per candidate.

Prerequisites: Candidates must provide a completed element 1.1 at the start of the assessment process. The required element 1.1 will be sent out with the joining instructions. It is also recommended that candidates have already completed a four-day Major Emergency Management Initial Response course or similar.

Target Audience: Personnel who have command responsibility, included nominated deputies and reliefs.

Certification: SMS Training Services-approved certification will be issued on successful completion of the course.

Revalidation: Company specific.

Venue: Held at SMS Training Services, Houston TX, or at other locations where facilities are suitable.

Items to Bring: Candidates must provide evidence that meets with element 1.1 of the Standard. Photo ID (passport or valid government issued ID).

Dates: On request.

*MEM IR and OIM CE are delivered under Petrofac Training’s OPITO approval.

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