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

OPITO Standard

Product Code: 5754

Who is this Product for?

This Product is for personnel new (or returning) to the offshore oil and gas industry who have been part of the Marine industry and as such have undergone STCW 95/2010 Basic Safety Training or the corresponding refresher training and must have also undergone the OPITO Minimum Industry Safety Training (MIST) or International Minimum Industry Safety Training (IMIST)

What does this Product cover?

This Product aims to introduce 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 T-BOSIET (with CA-EBS) - [STCW 95/2010 Conversion] are that learners will be able to:

(a) Gain a basic understanding and appreciation of offshore oil and gas operations.

(b) Identify key elements of living and working offshore.

(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 a ditching.

(d) Demonstrate sea survival techniques.

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

Entry Requirements

Learners must hold valid STCW 95/2010 Basic Safety Training module certificates*,


-Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting.

-Elementary First Aid.

-Personal Survival Techniques.

-Personal Safety and Social Responsibility.


Valid STCW Refresher Certificates including:

- Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques.

- Updated Proficiency in Firefighting and Fire Prevention.


A valid OPITO Minimum Industry Safety Training (MIST) certificate or OPITO International MIST certificate.

*Certificates must be issued by training organisations located in International Maritime Organisation (IMO) member states as detailed in MSC.1/Circ.1163/Rev12

Training and/or assessment activities contained within this Standard 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: a) Possesses a valid, current offshore medical certificate, OR

b) Possesses an employing company approved medical certificate equivalent to an offshore medical certificate, OR

c) Possesses a valid, unexpired, medical certificate of fitness to work at sea or equivalent as detailed in MSN 1815 (M+F) Amendment 3, OR

d) Undergoes medical screening by completing an appropriate medical screening form provided by the OPITO-approved Centre.

Additional Medical Requirements specific to Unit 2, Outcome 6 – Additional CA-EBS Training (InWater)

Note 1: Requirements within items d) and e) below denoted with an asterisk (*) are UK requirements only. Non-UK Training Centres must ensure (and be able to demonstrate) that any specific National and/or State medical requirements relating to learners participating in in-water CA-EBS training are fully complied with and are supported by suitable and sufficient risk assessments.

OPITO-approved training centres are required to ensure that prior to participating in in-water CA-EBS practical exercises the learner:

e) Possesses a valid, unexpired Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) offshore medical certificate confirming the learner’s fitness for offshore work* OR possesses a valid, unexpired offshore medical certificate issued by a body outside of the UK which is recognised as equivalent to the OGUK medical certificate of fitness for offshore work*, OR possesses a valid, unexpired, medical certificate of fitness to work at sea*, AND

f) Possesses a certificate of fitness to undertake shallow water CA-EBS training issued by a registered OGUK examining doctor*, OR, where the medical fitness certificate for work at sea includes a restriction or is subject to conditions, possesses a statement from an appropriate registered practitioner that the restriction or condition does not result from a respiratory or ENT condition and there is no absolute contraindication to the shallow water learner’s participation in the training*, AND

g) On the date on which the learner is to undertake shallow water CA-EBS training, and prior to entering the water in which the training takes place, the learner gives to the OPITO approved Centre a statement, that to the best of the learner’s knowledge and belief, the learner has no (current or past) medical condition which makes the learner unfit to participate in the training.

Learners must not participate in practical exercises contained in Unit 2, Outcome 9 if they are unable to meet the requirements of d), e) and f) above.

Note 2: Please note that learners who possess a valid and current certificate of medical fitness provided by an Approved Medical Examiner of Diving (AMED) will not be required to undertake d) and e) above as they have already met the requirements of the Diving at Work Regulations 1997.

The OPITO-approved Centre shall keep a record of the learner’s/candidate’s 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 learner/candidate will be asked to perform, will be given to learners/candidates 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/candidate and/or company sponsoring the learner.

Where doubt exists regarding the fitness of any learner/candidate, 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 standard, and must not place on the learners any physical or mental demands other than those required to meet the Standard.

Product Achievement Requirements

To achieve the Tropical Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET) with Compressed Air Emergency Breathing

System (CA-EBS) – [STCW 95/2010 Conversion] the learner will need to complete the 4 mandatory units. 

Guided Learning Hours

8 hrs 40mins

Offshore Induction is 100% theory. An approximate ratio of 40% theory to 60% practical is appropriate for the remaining units.


The maximum interval between the successful completion of T-BOSIET (with CA-EBS) - [STCW 95/2010 Conversion] training and subsequent completion of FOET (with CA-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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