Offshore Coxswain Course

This OPITO approved training programme is designed to meet the OPITO guidelines for safetyand contingency training for personnel designated to undertake coxswains duties on an installation survival craft (TEMPSC). After completing the course delegates should be able to prepare rescue craft equipment for use, organise boarding, safely operate lower and release equipment, manoeuvre and lead the recovery operation on the water, then continue with further offshore installation specific training.

Delegates must have attended either a Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training (BOSIET) or Further Offshore Emergency Training (FOET), and be in possession of a valid certificate.

The training programme consists of theoretical and practical initial training including coaching to prepare the delegates to take up duties as an offshore lifeboat coxswain, then continue their learning process with installation specific training.


Maintain operational readiness of the craft
Contribute to drills and exercises
Preparation of self and craft
Boarding and launching of craft
Safe launching procedures
Handling and moving the craft to a safe location
Personal safety & Equipment
Stay in lifeboat
Recovery of people from the sea
Relevant life support and first aid
Rescue and recovery