Offshore Survival Introduction (OSI)


This program is designed to provide all shore-based managers, related government agencies and other occasional visitors to offshore drilling and production units with an understanding of the hazards, equipment, and procedures required for effective emergency response to installation and helicopter emergencies.
This program applies to all visitors to an offshore installation who have not completed a course in Basic Survival Training (BST), and who will not spend more than seven (7) days offshore during a 12-month period.


  • Hazards associated with offshore (oil industry) operations
  • Personal safety equipment and survival equipment
  • Sea survival theory and practice
  • Emergency response for vessels and installations
  • Abandonment procedures
  • Signalling and Search and Rescue review
  • Helicopter hazards and emergency procedures including HUET
  • Helicopter Underwater Breathing Apparatus (HUEBA)

Practical training exercises will include:

  • Helicopter underwater escape training using the Underwater Egress Training Simulators (UETS)
  • HUEBA familiarization
  • Lifeboat familiarization

DURATION: One (1) day

Course Details


  • Trainees are expected to be in a good state of health and physically capable of fully taking part in all program activities. Trainees are expected to participate in all physical training requirements.
  • A valid Medical Certificate is required to be submitted prior to start of course. See “FAQ`s -Medical Fitness” for full details.
  • A valid Government Identification is required and must be presented for registration and to the instructor on the first day of course commencement. (Driver’s License, Passport, Vantage card)


All persons who successfully complete the course based on the performance standards will receive:

  • A Survival Systems Training certificate for Offshore Survival Introduction with EBS, valid for one (1) year.
  • A laminated picture identification card.

General Course Information      Medical Requirements

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