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Emergency Breathing System (delivered in conjunction with T-BOSIET/ T-HUET)

OPITO Standard

Product Code: 5900

Who is this Product for?

This Product is for personnel travelling to an offshore oil and gas installation by helicopter (in a warm water tropical environment) who require additional training in the Emergency Breathing System (EBS) will complete this training delivered in conjunction with either the T-BOSIET or T-HUET course.

What does this Product cover?

The aim of this Product is to complement initial offshore safety and emergency response training and assessment (i.e. T-BOSIET or T-HUET) for personnel travelling to an offshore oil and gas installation by helicopter (in a warm water tropical environment) when issued with an Emergency Breathing System (EBS). The objectives of the additional EBS training delivered in conjunction with the T-BOSIET or THUET programme are to: (a) Ensure learners are familiar with the use of the Emergency Breathing System (EBS). 

(b) Ensure that learners understand their basic emergency response actions during a helicopter emergency using the EBS.

Entry Requirements

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 Emergency Breathing System(delivered in conjunction with T-BOSIET/T-HUET) the learner will need to complete the 2 mandatory units. 

Guided Learning Hours

6.5 hours

Ratio of 10%: 90% theory/practical


This training is to be delivered in conjunction with T-BOSIET, T-HUET or T-FOET, therefore the certificate is valid for 4 years.

Note: Some individual companies require re-validation at intervals more frequent than that required by OPITO; in these instances it will be acceptable for training providers to omit or modify the expiry date to avoid confusion. However the validity period will remain as set by OPITO with regard to the central register and the industry as a whole.

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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