About this course
Following the government’s guidance, from 4 April we will not be requiring delegates to undertake any testing before attending their course. However, it is strongly recommended that face coverings are worn when in enclosed spaces and where social distancing is not possible. There may also be some courses which still require additional PPE - this will be provided as appropriate.
While the requirement for testing has been relaxed, we ask that students/delegates only attend their course if they are fully well to do so - this is to ensure that fellow students/delegates and staff are protected and courses can continue to run.
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This course is designed for new entrants to the offshore oil and gas industry in the areas of offshore activity using emergency breathing systems (EBS). Most offshore oil and gas installations, wind farm and vessel operators require their employees, contractors and, in some cases, even visitors to undertake this training prior to travelling offshore.
The training covers the requirements for the areas of offshore activities where EBS are in use. The inclusive escape chute training (ECT) meets mandatory or company-specific training requirements with this safety equipment. The combined training programme is fully approved by OPITO with supporting certification (see below) and both accredited to the Vantage database upon successful completion.
Please note: This course is not suitable for offshore workers intending to travel in the UK or Dutch sectors where compressed air emergency breathing system (CAEBS) training is a mandatory requirement. See our CAEBS courses for more information:
Certificate extension policy
This process has supported industry and the workforce during these challenging times. To date, more than 39,000 certificates have been extended under the policy.
OPITO's view is that it is vital the skills and competence of the workforce is maintained through regular training. Additionally, centres have now reopened in the majority of regions with physical distancing measures in place in training centres operating under national, regional and local government guidelines.
Due to the changing circumstances globally, OPITO has taken the decision to uphold the phase-out strategy, but to extend the date to 1 May 2021.
Certificate extension process
In March 2020, OPITO implemented a certificate extension process to support those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This process was originally scheduled to draw to a close on 1 May 2021. However, as situations continue to evolve in certain regions, OPITO has decided to continue to offer support for submitted certificate extensions - this is assuming they continue to be submitted in line with the exceptional eligibility criteria detailed in the current policy. The process, therefore, did not cease on 1 May 2021 and advanced warning of support being withdrawn will be communicated in due course and when suitable. More information can be found here.
What you'll learn
The course consists of two OPITO-approved training programmes:
Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training (BOSIET) - based on four modules:
- safety induction,
- sea survival (including first aid),
- fire fighting and self-rescue, and
- helicopter safety and escape including HUET (helicopter underwater escape training) with EBS.
This training provides students with a basic understanding and awareness of the hazards encountered during travel to offshore installations and the emergency procedures to be followed in the event of an offshore incident. Certification is valid for four years from the date of issue.
Escape Chute Training - introduces both theoretical knowledge and practical exercises in the safe use of escape chutes increasingly used on offshore installations and vessels. Certification is valid for four years from the date of issue.
Escape chute training is an additional course developed by OPITO and is acceptable under the Mutual Recognition of Basic and Refresher Safety and Emergency Preparedness Training agreement between Oil & Gas UK, Norsk olje og gass (Norway), Olie Gas Danmark (Denmark) and NOGEPA (Netherlands).
The Mutual Recognition document has been in effect since November 2007 and was revised in September 2014 to continue harmonising offshore survival training standards within sectors of the European North Sea. This course satisfies the offshore survival training requirements for personnel intending to work in these European sectors not requiring compressed air emergency breathing systems (CAEBS).
You will be eligible to receive a discounted course fee if you book a MIST (Minimum Industry Safety Training) course with either BOSIET with Escape Chute Training or BOSIET with CAEBS and Escape Chute Training.
Next available date
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