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Tropical BOSIET/FOET to BOSIET/FOET Bridging Elements Training

OPITO Standard

Product Code: 5704

Who is this Product for?

This Product is for personnel who have undergone training in OPITO’s Tropical BOSIET/FOET and require the extra elements to bridge the gap between the Tropical BOSIET/FOET and OPITO’s BOSIET/ FOET with EBS.

What does this Product cover?

This Product is designed to bridge the differences between the Tropical BOSIET/FOET and the BOSIET/FOET with EBS. This includes use of aviation transit suits and emergency breathing systems (EBS) during helicopter evacuation and escape.

Entry Requirements

Personnel must have previously completed the OPITO Tropical BOSIET or Tropical FOET training, and hold valid certificates for these courses.

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 Tropical BOSIET/FOET to BOSIET/FOET Bridging Elements Training the learner will need to complete the 3 mandatory units.

Guided Learning Hours

5 hours


Persons successfully completing this Product will be issued with an OPITO certificate for BOSIET or FOET with EBS.

The completion date on the BOSIET or FOET with EBS certificate shall be entered as the completion date of the current valid tropical certification

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