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Tropical Further Offshore Emergency Training (T-FOET)

OPITO Standard

Product Code: 5614

Who is this Product for?

This Product is to meet the further offshore safety and emergency response training requirements for personnel working in the offshore oil and gas industry in a tropical environment.

What does this Product cover?

This Product introduces learners with the opportunity to practise and demonstrate emergency response skills that are not possible to practise during drills, exercises and emergency training offshore.

The objectives of the T-FOET are that learners will be able to:

(a) 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 ditching.
(b) Demonstrate that they can use basic firefighting equipment effectively, and use self-rescue techniques in low visibility and completely obscured visibility situations e.g. smoke-filled areas.

(c) Demonstrate that they can perform basic first aid.

Entry Requirements

The T-FOET is open to persons who have a valid (in-date) OPITO-approved BOSIET, BOSIET (with CA-EBS), TBOSIET, FOET, FOET (with CA-EBS) or TFOET certificate.

Centres must provide evidence that the pre-requisite requirements were met by the learners if requested by OPITO.

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 Further Offshore Emergency Training (T-FOET) Training the learners will need to complete the 3 mandatory units.

Guided Learning Hours

7 hours


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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