Corporate Membership of UKIreSpill is primarily open to all commercial organisations active in the UK and Ireland Oil Spill and Incident Response industry, defined as those companies registered in the UK and Ireland. This includes Response Organisations, Manufacturers and Consultants. Membership is also open to all who have an interest in the UK and Ireland Spill industry, whether individual, non-commercial, governmental, or academic organisations.
For companies based abroad we have Associate Membership as we appreciate that, being based abroad, they are less likely to avail themselves of the networking opportunities the Association is able to offer to Corporate Members.
We have at least four regional networking events each year spread across the UK and sometimes hosted at our larger member businesses or at a suitable venue. These are late afternoon to early evening events and may be sponsored by an equipment manufacturer.
We have a busy webinar programme that are a very good way for member’s to promote themselves through presentations.
Each year we have a one-day conference for each of our major specialisations. These focus on current marine and inland spill response issues, case studies, new equipment, best practice and are usually attended by 40-60 delegates. At each, there is allowed plenty of time for networking and a trade/member exhibition.
This conference brings together the industry in one venue to discuss the topics of most interest to all sectors of our association together with legal, regulatory and insurance updates. The Awards Dinner allows us to recognise excellence achieved by individuals and companies over the last year.
These allows members to direct the work of the Association to where they feel will have the greatest benefit. We have working groups on the following topic areas:
Emerging and Future Risks – in conjunction with the Environment Agency and the National Fire Chiefs Council
We receive calls from members of the public and businesses who require assistance when they have an oil spill. When this happens, we put them in contact with the three closest ISAS-accredited businesses to them and ask then to make contact. We also invite members to the contract as the caller. Who gets there first usually gets the business! This happened 92 times in 2021, and this year has happened 85 times.
We publish monthly newsletters to our members to update them on what is happening in the Association and to update them on what is happening within Government, legislation, guidance and with the regulators.
We publish Spill Alert three times a year which is a 32-42 page online magazine intended for a wider readership than just our members so this also goes to environmental managers, terminal managers, manufacturers, regulators and many others. It is well read and we feature case studies from members as well as their news and activity.
We also have a strong social media presence with over 1500 followers using Twitter and Linked In to spread industry technical and spill news but also to share member press releases and announcements.
In general we do what we can to ensure members receive and return on investment for the membership!
However we say to members ‘what you put in you get back’!. f you do not share press releases we cannot promote you, likewise case studies, opportunities to speak at conference or on webinars etc.
Membership of UKIreSpill is by application, and subject to approval by the Board. Fees for joining members will be payable pro rata according to the month of joining, if not at the start of the membership year.
Annual fees for corporate members are payable on the basis of annual spill related turnover.
This offers a direct link to a members own website from every page on the UKIrespill.org, annual fee payable.
* No voting rights.
** No voting rights or password access to the website, see Membership Rules for restrictions
Members of the UKEireSpill Association may also apply to become an Accredited Spill and Incident Response Contractor. The International Spill Accreditation Scheme is voluntary and exists to maintain and develop consistent standards of oil, chemical, hazardous substance spill clean up on land and at sea.