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Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET) with Emergency Breathing System (EBS) Digital Delivery

OPITO Standard

Product Code: 5703

Who is this Product for?

This Product is to meet the initial offshore safety and emergency response training requirements for personnel new (or returning) to the offshore oil and gas industry who will be supplied with a rebreather emergency breathing system (EBS) during offshore helicopter travel and who choose to complete the underpinning knowledge of the BOSIET programme via the BOSIET (with EBS) on-line programme prior to attending an OPITO- approved training centre to be formally assessed against all outcomes.

What does this Product cover?

This Product introduces learners to the specific safety issues and regimes relevant to offshore installations and to equip them with the basic emergency response knowledge and skills for travelling to and from offshore installations by helicopter.

The objectives of the BOSIET (with EBS) Training are that learners will be able to:

(a) 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.

(b) Identify key offshore related safety regulations and explain the basic safety management concepts.

(c) Demonstrate, in a simulated environment, that they can use the safety equipment, and follow procedures in preparing for, and during helicopter emergencies – with particular focus on escaping from a helicopter following ditching.

(d) Demonstrate sea survival and first aid techniques.

(e) Demonstrate that they can effectively use basic firefighting equipment, and practise self-rescue techniques in low visibility situations, including smoke-filled areas.

Entry Requirements

Learners must complete all online elements contained in the BOSIET (with EBS) on line programme prior to attending an OPITO-approved Training Centre to be formally assessed against all outcomes.

Medical Entry Requirements

Training activities contained within this Product may include physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. All personnel who participate in such activities must be capable of participating fully.

OPITO-approved Centres are therefore required, as a minimum, to ensure that prior to participating in practical exercises the learners must either:

(a) Possess a valid, current offshore medical certificate or
(b) Possess an employing company approved medical certificate equivalent to an offshore medical certificate, or
(c) Undergoes medical screening by completing an appropriate medical screening form provided by the OPITO-approved Centre.

The OPITO-approved Centre shall keep a record of the learner’s declaration of fitness in accordance with their document control policy(s) or procedures.

This information, along with summary details of the type of physical activities the learner will be asked to perform, will be given to learners by the OPITO-approved Centre and, if applicable, to their sponsoring company as part of the joining instructions. The responsibility for declaring any known current or pre-existing medical conditions that could have adverse effects to the individual’s state of health while undertaking the training activities lies with the learner and/or company sponsoring the learner.

Where doubt exists regarding the fitness of any learner, the OPITO-approved Centre should direct the individual to consult a medical officer familiar with the nature and extent of the training.

Note: Practical exercises must be designed and delivered solely to meet this Product, and must not place on the learner any demands other than those required to meet the Product.

Product Achievement Requirements

To achieve the Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET) with Emergency Breathing System (EBS) Digital Delivery Training the learner will need to complete the 4 mandatory units.

Guided Learning Hours

8 hours based on a maximum of 8 learners.

What could this Product lead to?

Further Offshore Emergency Training (FOET) with Emergency Breathing System (EBS)


The maximum interval between the successful completion of BOSIET (with EBS) Digital Delivery training and subsequent completion of FOET (with EBS) training is 4 years.

Please note: If the expiry date on the learners previous certificate is within 3 months prior of the course enrolment date then the date of the new certificate should correspond with the expiry date of the existing/previous certificate unless stated otherwise by the Duty Holder or Asset Owner or Operator.

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