International Spill Accreditation Scheme (ISAS)
ISAS is a new partnership of UKSPILL and ISAA and has now been Approved by the MCA and OPRED as an accreditation scheme for the new Marine Standard
The UK Spill Association and ISAA (International Spill Accreditation Association) are pleased to announce that they have formed a partnership – International Spill Accreditation Scheme (ISAS) bringing together over 60 accredited Responders in UK, Ireland and internationally. This new partnership has been approved by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the UK Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment and Decommissioning (OPRED) to deliver an Accreditation Scheme for the new "UK National Marine Standard for Oil Spill Response Organisations".
Mark Orr, co chair of UKSpill said "This partnership brings the UK Spill Accreditation and ISAA Schemes together under one banner. Henceforth, apart from Accreditation to the new Marine Standard, ISAS will offer Accreditation of Inland Spill Response based on high standards that have successfully been operated for over a decade by both UKSpill and ISAA Schemes. With the increasing need to protect our environment from the harm that oil spillages can cause, basic spill response procedures audited by an experienced accreditation body provide assurance of standards, competence and capability."
About the Marine Standard
A document outlining standards to be met by organisations delivering Tier 2 response services in the UK.
The Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation Convention(OPRC)) Regulations 1998 (SI 1988 No.1056) (as amended) state that certain UK ports, harbours and oil-handling facilities and all offshore installations on the UK Continental Shelf must submit OPRC Plans to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) (in the case of ports, harbours and oil handling facilities) or the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (in the case of offshore installations, as defined in the Regulation) for approval.
The complete guidance can be found on the UK Goverment website at the links below: