Course Overview

BOSIET training will introduce delegates to the specific safety issues and regimes relevant to offshore installations. Delegates will be provided a range of knowledge and skills relevant to travelling offshore by helicopter and working offshore.

The training covers the proper use of emergency equipment and procedures, with the aim to enhance survivability by providing the knowledge, skills and confidence to respond effectively in the event of an offshore emergency. This includes the use of a compressed air emergency breathing system (CA-EBS) which is supplied during offshore helicopter travel.

The OPITO BOSIET is a mix of theoretical and practical sessions, during which delegates will be required to demonstrate their level of knowledge and understanding of the training programme content.


Prerequisites Required!
In order to complete OPITO BOSIET with CA-EBS, delegates must hold:
    - A valid and in-date OGUK Medical (or equivalent)
    - A valid Fit to Train Assessment (declaring the participant fit or unfit).

Course Content

By the end of the OPITO BOSIET course, delegates will be able to;
- Identify the generic hazards which are specific to offshore oil and gas installations, potential risks associated with those hazards, and how controls are put in place to eliminate or reduce risks
- Identify key offshore related safety regulations and explain the basic safety management concepts
- Demonstrate the use of safety equipment in a simulated environment and follow procedures in preparing for and during helicopter emergencies – with particular focus on escaping from a helicopter following ditching
- Demonstrate sea survival and first aid techniques
- Demonstrate effective use of basic firefighting equipment and practise self-rescue techniques in low visibility situations including smoke filled areas
- Demonstrate the use of Compressed Air - Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS)

More information

  • Certification: An OPITO certificate will be issued upon successful course completion.
  • Certificate validity (months): 48
  • Target audience: All personnel employed on an offshore installation or seeking employment in the UK sector
  • Revalidation: The course must be revalidated every 4 years.
  • Items to bring: Government Issued Photographic ID eg Driver Licence or Passport, swimwear and a towel.
  • Health prerequisites: Due to certain aspects of the course being potentially physically demanding and/or stressful, delegates will be required to confirm their medical fitness & physical ability to participate on this course by completing our centre medical self-screening form prior to course commencement

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