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Escape Chute Training

OPITO Standard

Product Code: 5770

Who is this Product for?

This Product is for personnel that require offshore installation and vessel escape chute training in addition to BOSIET, FOET, T-BOSIET or T-FOET

What does this Product cover?

The aim of this Product is to give learners an understanding of how escape chutes are used as a means of tertiary escape from offshore installations and vessels and provide basic training in the use of a typical escape chute used offshore.

The objectives are:

a) To make learners aware of the various types of escape chutes used on offshore installations and vessels.

b) To provide theoretical and practical training in the safe techniques for escaping through an escape chute.

c) To ensure learners understand what they are required to do when exiting the escape chute.

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 Escape Chute Training Standard the learner will need to complete the 1 mandatory unit.

Guided Learning Hours

1 hour 50 mins


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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