Basic Offshore Safety Emergency Training ( BOISET )

Course description

This offshore survival training is targeted at personnel new to the offshore oil and gas industry. Our Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET) course lasts three days and is OPITO-accredited. Theory and practical sessions will give you a basic knowledge of safety and emergency response procedures, when working offshore and travelling via helicopter.

Course Structure

Delegates will gain a basic level of understanding and awareness of the hazards encountered when working on offshore installations, and of the safety regime and safety management systems in place to control and mitigate those hazards. The course is a mix of theoretical and practical sessions, during which delegates will be required to demonstrate their level of knowledge and understanding of the training programme content.

The BOSIET course is a minimum requirement to work offshore. The course consists of four modules; Safety Induction, Helicopter Safety and Escape (HUET), Sea Survival and First Aid, Fire Fighting and Self Rescue. The BOSIET is required for cold water areas and includes additional training in the use of survival suits and emergency breathing systems during the HUET module. The courses are OPITO accredited and successful completion results in an internationally recognised certification.

Note: Trainees are required to supply a completed medical clearance for the HUET component prior to starting the course, using the HUET Medical form.

Personnel who are new to the offshore oil and gas industry and require the safety and emergency response training and assessment requirements to work in an offshore, cold water* environment and covers warm water (tropical) environment also.

To prepare participants for successful completion of assessment activities the following content is delivered:

Safety induction:

Offshore hazards, their control and consequences
Waste disposal / environment awareness
How offshore safety is regulated
How offshore safety is managed
Procedures for prescribed medicines offshore
Alcohol and substance abuse policy
PPE requirements
Procedure for reporting incidents, accidents and near misses
Role of the medic

Helicopter Safety and Escape

Donning an aviation lifejacket
Actions in preparation for a helicopter ditching and an emergency landing
Actions following a variety of emergency scenarios with a helicopter including stable and unstable ditching.
Donning a transit type survival suit and Emergency Breathing System
Operation and use of an Emergency Breathing System (EBS)

Sea survival

Donning of a permanent buoyancy lifejacket prior to use in an emergency
Actions when mustering and boarding a survival craft (TEMPSC) as passenger during launching operations and actions during and after boarding a marine liferaft
The first aid actions suitable for use in a liferaft and TEMPSC
Fitting of a helicopter strop and body posture during winching.

Note: Denture problems may restrict participants ability to complete the EBS competency.