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OPITO Certified Training Programs & Oil /Gas, Marine, Aviation and Other Safety and Emergency Training Programs in New Plymouth, New Zealand & Online

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Located at New Plymouth, New Zealand, Wood Training is recognized as New Zealand’s pre-eminent provider of safety training and consultative services to the Oil & Gas, Energy, Food Processing, Transport, Construction, Engineering & Manufacturing, Marine & Aviation and Government. Wood Training provides technical training and expertise across a wide range of safety courses, delivered both face-to-face and on-line.

Wood Training has been providing world class training and consultancy services for over 30 years. They are a New Zealand Private Training Establishment (PTE) registered with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), as well as a registered provider with Maritime New Zealand. Wood Training is the only provider in New Zealand that holds the Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation (OPITO) accreditation.


Wood Training facilities include a world-class purpose-built facility include 8 classrooms, Hot Fire Training Centre, Marine Training Centre and a mobile Fire Trailer. Wood Training is a part of Wood, a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. Wood provides consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.

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Training Programs




OPITO & Marine Courses

  • Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training (BOSIET) with EBS (2 days): This course is designed to meet the requirements of basic offshore safety induction and emergency training for the oil and gas industry personnel.
  • Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET) with EBS Digital Delivery: The learning outcomes are identical to BOSIET (with EBS).
  • Further Offshore Emergency Training (FOET) with EBS (1 day): An OPITO approved FOET certificate will be awarded to students who successfully complete the theory and all practical components of the course.
  • Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) with EBS (1 day): To develop knowledge and skills in helicopter safety procedure, impact preparations, escape and survival techniques.
  • Personal Escape System (4 hours): This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to don and use a Personal Escape System (PES) in both a dry and wet descent simulated environment.
  • Coxswain (Lifeboat) (2 day): This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills required to safely undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities required when taking charge of a survival craft on an offshore installation.
  • Standard Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) (1 day): To develop knowledge and skills in helicopter underwater escape techniques including impact preparations, egress with and without push out windows or doors, to then be rescued by fitting a strop during a winch.

Aviation Courses

  • Helicopter Deck Assistant (HDA) (half day)
  • Helicopter Deck Fireman (1 day)
  • Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) (1 day)

Gas Testing & Confined Space Courses

  • Confined Space Rescue (2 days)
  • Gas Testing (1 day)
  • Gas Testing - Refresher (4 hours)
  • Gas Testing - Refresher Online
  • Plan a Confined Space Entry (1 day)
  • Plan a Confined Space Entry - Refresher (half day)
  • Plan a Confined Space Entry Refresher - Online

Crane Courses

  • Overhead Crane (1 day)
  • Overhead Crane - Refresher (4 hours)
  • Prepare and Sling Regular Loads Safely (1 day)
  • Slinging and Communication - Dogman (1 day)
  • Slinging and Communication Refresher (4 hours)
  • Truck Loader Crane (1 day)
  • Truck Loader Crane - Refresher (4 hours)

Fire Fighting & BA Courses

  • Confined Space Rescue (2 days)
  • Emergency Response Team Leader (Fire) (2 days)
  • Emergency Response Team Member (Fire) Refresher (1 day)
  • Helicopter Deck Fireman (1 day)
  • Wear and Operate a Breathing Apparatus in General Emergencies (2 days)

First Aid Courses

  • Basic Life Support (CPR) (4 hours)
  • Basic Pre-Hospital Emergency Care (3 days)
  • Basic Pre-Hospital Emergency Care - Refresher (2 days)
  • Comprehensive First Aid (2 days)
  • CPR - Electrical Worker (2-4 hours)
  • First Aid Refresher (6 hours)
  • Outdoor First Aid (1 day)
  • Practical First Aid (8 hours)

Other Training Courses

  • Asbestos Courses
  • Driving & Machinery Courses
  • Fire Extinguisher Courses
  • Hazardous Substances Courses
  • Health and Safety Courses
  • Heights Courses
  • Permit to Work Courses

LAST UPDATED ON June 21, 2021