To provide delegates with a basic level of understanding and awareness of safety and emergency response on offshore installations. Delegates will be required to demonstrate their skills and a level of knowledge and understanding of key areas, as defined in the OPITO Standard for Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training. The course is designed for personnel intending to work on an offshore installation in the UK sector and forms part of a Common Offshore Safety Induction process.
The course provides an awareness of the hazards encountered when travelling to and from offshore installations, offshore safety regime and safety management systems. Theoretical and practical training in Sea Survival, including First Aid, Basic Fire Fighting and Self Rescue, Helicopter Safety and Escape.
The course focuses on the following elements:
Safety Induction: Offshore hazards, their control and consequences. Waste disposal/environmental awareness. How offshore safety is regulated. How offshore safety is managed. Procedures for prescribed medicines. Alcohol and substance abuse policy. PPE requirements. Procedures for reporting incidents, accidents and near misses. Role of the Medic
Helicopter Safety & Escape: Pre boarding. Safe boarding. In flight safety. Safe disembarkation. In flight emergency actions. Use of Emergency Breathing System equipment. Practical Emergency Escape Breathing System training. Practical emergency ditching and escape training.
Sea Survival: Abandonment theory and practical sea survival training. Actions for mustering and boarding of a survival craft, and actions as a passenger during launching operations. Use of helicopter rescue strops, and winching procedures. Emergency First Aid including CPR.
Firefighting and Self Rescue: Nature and causes of fire. Fixed systems and response. Use of hand held extinguishers. Operation of fixed hose reels. Self-rescue techniques in reduced visibility and completely obscured visibility. Use of escape hoods.
Three (3) days.
- 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)
OPITO approved certification for Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training (BOSIET) valid for four (4) years will be issued on successful completion of the training program.
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