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NOGEPA 0.5 Offshore Safety Introduction and Emergency Response Training for Personnel Who Will be Working on Offshore Mining Installation

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The aim of NOGEPA 0.5A Offshore Safety Introduction and Emergency Response Training course is to introduce delegates to the specific safety issues and regimes relevant to offshore mining installations and to provide them with the basic emergency response knowledge and skills both on board of the installations and during travelling to and from the installations by helicopter.

The objectives of this course is to train delegates in acquiring and maintaining a sufficient level of understanding of circumstances, hazards and sufficient knowledge and skills in relation to safety techniques and basic emergency response actions, while travelling to and from, and working on an offshore installation.

This is an Elementary safety training and the course is intended for persons travelling to and from, and performing activities on an offshore mining installation.

The purpose of the NOGEPA 0.5B Offshore Safety Introduction and Emergency Response Training is to refresh and update the delegate’s knowledge and ability in order to protect his/her safety in an emergency situation.

  • Duration: 3 days (refresher - 1 day)
  • Validity: 4 years

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NOGEPA 0.5  Offshore Safety Training

NOGEPA 0.5A Offshore Safety Introduction and Emergency Response Training

Safety Introduction

  • Minimum knowledge concerning safety in the offshore industry
  • Overview of offshore oil and gas activities (formations, search for oil/gas, drilling installations, accommodations, ships)
  • Explanation of offshore hazards and control measures (dangerous substances, enclosed spaces, electricity, noise, H2S, radiation, extraordinary weather conditions, and outboard activities)
  • Environmental aspects (waste, spills)
  • Health & safety roles and responsibilities by e.g., OIM, supervisors and individuals)
  • Health & safety management system e.g., PTW, JSA, TRA, accident incident reporting
  • Legislation offshore (law, decree, and regulations)
  • Social behavior e.g., good housekeeping, personal hygiene
  • Availability and use of personal protective equipment

First Aid

  • Basic knowledge of first aid
  • Basic knowledge of hypothermia

Helicopter Safety (Theory)

  • Familiarization with procedures related to helicopter safety in various stages of the flight
  • Explanation and demonstration of helicopter transportation suit and aviation life jacket, emergency equipment on board, and emergency exits
  • Preparation for an emergency landing
  • Dry emergency landing
  • Wet emergency landing


  • Extension theoretical knowledge as mentioned above, essential for escape from a helicopter on or under water
  • Evacuation from the helicopter

Survival at Sea

  • Donning of a life jacket
  • Assembling at a muster point
  • Abandon platform techniques
  • Individual and group survival techniques and rescue techniques
  • Use of helicopter sling and position during hoisting

Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

  • Principles of fire prevention and fire-fighting
  • Fire classifications
  • Overview of fire causes at an installation
  • Fire and gas detection and alarm systems
  • Fixed extinguishing systems
  • Correct use of fire extinguishers
  • Correct use of hose reel and fire blanket
  • Use of escape mask and escape from smoke filled areas

Exercise (1) Survival Techniques

  • Mustering
  • Conventional and free-fall lifeboat: boarding, fastening
  • Being hoisted with sling and application of rescue techniques
  • Donning of a life jacket and immersion/helicopter transit suit
  • Norwegian Survival suit (demo)
  • Skyscape techniques (demo)
  • Individual and group survival techniques
  • Use of various personal descending systems
  • Use of personal protective equipment and life-saving devices

Exercises (2) Fire Fighting

  • Extinguishing a small class A and class B fire with a hand held extinguisher
  • Correct use of a fire blanket and a hose reel
  • Escaping from a smoke-filled area with the use of an escape mask

Exercises (3) HUET Module

  • Use of personal protective equipment (immersion/transit suit, life jacket, etc.)
  • Inflating a life jacket in the water
  • Deploying and use of a spray hood
  • Use of helicopter life raft
  • EBS (Emergency Breathing System) familiarization
  • Abandoning helicopter in various situations

NOGEPA 0.5B Offshore Safety Introduction and Emergency Response Refresher Training

  • Safety Introduction
  • First Aid
  • Helicopter Safety and HUET
  • Survival at Sea
  • Exercises (1) Survival Techniques
  • Exercises (2) Fire Fighting and Self Rescue
  • Exercises (3) HUET Module

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

Last Updated: May 30, 2021