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IADC Basic Introduction to Offshore Safety (BIOS) for Personnel Travelling to Mobile Offshore Unit

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The objective of the IADC Basic Introduction to Offshore Safety (BIOS) program is to gain a basic level of understanding and awareness of safety and emergency response on Mobile Offshore Units (MOU’s). The course is intended for all personnel on or travelling to a Mobile Offshore Unit (MOU).

The BIOS training program is a Basic Safety & Emergency Response Training and is designed to meet the initial onshore safety training and assessment requirements for personnel new to the offshore oil and gas industry and destined to work on and or travel to MOU’s.


Exemption from this training is given to VIP’s travelling to MOU’s and spending less than 24 hours continuously on the MOU, whilst under the direct supervision of competent offshore personnel. Such VIP’s must participate in an offshore induction program on arrival at the MOU.

Personnel in possession of all the following IMO STCW Course Certificates with current validity are exempted - Elementary First Aid, Personal Survival Techniques, Fire prevention & Fire Fighting and Personal Safety.

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Validity: 4 years. Personnel should undertake a refresher course before expiry of their current certificate.

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Basic Introduction to Offshore Safety Course




IADC Basic Introduction to Offshore Safety Training

Safety & Security Introduction

  • Brief introduction to offshore
  • General safety and security measures, controls and procedures
  • Individual responsibility for safety
  • Protective measures
  • Reporting incidents
  • Introduction to first aid

Helicopter Operations

  • Pre-boarding preparation
  • In flight safety
  • Arrival procedure

Survival at Sea Techniques

  • Personal safety, survival and rescue equipment
  • Muster and evacuation points & procedures
  • Use of emergency escape equipment
  • Individual & group survival & rescue techniques
  • Rescue by support vessels & helicopters
  • Offshore drills, exercises & emergency procedures

Basic Fire Fighting and Self Rescue

  • Causes and nature of fires & principles of prevention
  • Purpose of fixed detection & protection systems
  • Actions to take on discovering a fire
  • Operation of portable firefighting equipment
  • Location, use and response to alarms

Disclaimer: For general information purpose only - please check with IADC for the latest and accurate information on Training Standards

Last Updated: June 4, 2021