Course Overview

This course is often referred to as 'offshore survival training'.

This OPITO-approved 3-day combined BOSIET includes Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET), Emergency Breathing System (EBS) and Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS). Delegates will be introduced to the specific safety issues and regimes relevant to offshore installations. The training also equips delegates with the basic emergency response knowledge and skills for travelling to and from offshore installations by helicopter, with the use of EBS and CA-EBS emergency equipment.

This course 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 EBS, delegates must hold:
    - A valid OGUK Medical (or equivalent)
    - A valid OGUK Fit to Train Assessment (declaring the participant fit or unfit).

Course Content

By the end of this BOSIET training programme, delegates will;
- Have knowledge of the offshore industry incl. offshore hazards control measures, offshore safety management, how offshore safety is regulated and living and working in the offshore environment
- Understand the processes involved in helicopter travel and be competent in their ability to escape from a ditched or ditching helicopter in an emergency situation
- Have knowledge of what to do in an evacuation situation
- Understand how to respond to alarms, the systems used to achieve successful evacuation and the actions to take in the event of a water entry situation
- Understand what is meant by emergency first aid and how to assist in a first aid situation prior to arrival of the medic
- Be competent in the use of portable fire extinguishers for basic firefighting and be confident in self-rescue techniques used to successfully escape from smoke filled environment.

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 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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