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Offshore Lifeboat Coxswain Initial Training (Single Fall)

OPITO Standard

Product Code: 5151

Who is this Product for?

This Product is designed to meet the initial training and assessment requirements for Offshore Lifeboat Coxswains in the energy industry.

What does this Product cover?

This Product aims to equip learners with the knowledge and skills required to perform the role of an Offshore Lifeboat Coxswain effectively.

The objectives are:

1. Learners to fully understand the roles and responsibilities of the Offshore Lifeboat Coxswain
2.Learners to understand the working mechanisms of the TEMPSC, and how to safely launch and maneuver the TEMPSC to a safe area.

3.Learners to ensure that the safety of the passengers is maintained throughout.

Entry Requirements

Attendance on this programme is open to learners who are in possession of valid certification for any of the following:

Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training (BOSIET) with Emergency Breathing System (EBS)

Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET) with Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS)


Further Offshore Emergency Training (with Emergency Breathing System)

Further Offshore Emergency Training (FOET) with Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS)

TFOET (Tropical FOET)

THUET (Tropical HUET)

Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET) with Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) – [STCW 95/2010 Conversion]

Tropical Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET) with Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) – [STCW 95/2010 Conversion]

Medical entry requirements

Training/assessment 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.

Therefore, OPITO-approved training centres are required, as a minimum, to ensure that prior to participating in practical exercises the learner is declared fit, in that they

a)Possess a valid, current offshore medical certificate or

b)Possess an operator approved medical certificate,or

c)Undergo 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 learners’ declaration(s) 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 delegate/candidate 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 current or pre-existing medical conditions that could have adverse effects to the individual’s state of health while undertaking the training and/or assessment activities lies with the learner and/or company sponsoring the learner. Where doubt exists regarding the fitness of any learner, the OPITO-approved Centre must 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 learners any demands other than those required to meet the Product.

Product Achievement Requirements

To achieve the Offshore Lifeboat Coxswain Initial Training (Single Fall)  the learner will need to complete the 1 mandatory unit.

Guided Learning Hours

28 hours

It is suggested that the ratio of 25% theory to 75% practical is appropriate

What could this Product lead to?

Offshore Lifeboat Coxswain Further Training (Single Fall)


2 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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