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OPITO Safety Training and Certification Programs, Courses and Assessments for the Oil & Gas Industry

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Founded in 1977, OPITO is the not-for-profit organization that defines the standards in the offshore oil and gas industry. By continually reviewing the safety course curriculum OPITO makes sure that working offshore continually gets safer and less hazardous. Since 1991 the organization has set the bar for safety in the oil and gas industry. Each year it is training more than 250,000 people around the world.

OPITO develops technical and safety training standards which will act as the oil and gas industry benchmarks and provide best practice guidance and quality assurance for standards and competence management. OPITO, has also developed standards for the renewable energy industry, with a suite of safety and technical training Standards, and qualifications, designed to address the skills requirements.


OPITO standards are created and maintained by oil and gas industry workgroups incorporating industry representatives, training providers as well as industry associations. When it comes to OPITO standards training programs, these workgroups provide the direction of courses from a content, objectives, assessment criteria or instructor requirements.

Another initiative of the OPITO help seafarers make move into oil, and gas and the scheme is undertaken in partnership with the UK’s Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB). It aims to highlight the links between BOSIET training requirement for offshore workers and the maritime industry’s STCW certification.

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OPITO Training Programs

Basic Emergency Response Training




Specialist Emergency Response Training

Emergency Response & Rescue Vessels (ERRV) Training

Training for Technical Roles

  • Banksman & Slinger Stages 1 & 2: This training is for personnel wishing to become competent in the Banksman and Slinger role.
  • Offshore Crane Operator Stage 1 (Introductory) Training: This training program has been designed for personnel that have little or no crane operating experience and wish to gain theoretical and practical knowledge of offshore crane operations.
  • Offshore Crane Operator Stage 2 Training: This training program has been designed for personnel who have successfully completed the OPITO Offshore Crane Operator Stage 1 Introductory Training and wish to progress to the next stage.
  • Offshore Drilling Industry Greenhand: This has been designed for new entrants to the offshore industry.
  • Rigger Training & Assessments (Stages 1 to 4): Rigger Training Stage 1 & Supervised Workplace Experience, Competence Assessment, and Re-assessment of Competence Stages 2 through 4.
  • Elected Safety Representative (ESR) Development Training: ESR Devepment Training (4 certifications) - Major Accident Hazards; Risk Analysis;  Root Cause Analysis; and Inspection / Auditing / Presentation.
  • Offshore Safety Representatives (OSR) Initial Training & Refresher: OSR Initial Training is designed for elected safety representatives anf OSR Refresher Training for is designed for re-elected safety representatives.
  • Competence Assessor Training: This program is designed for individuals within an organization who are designated to be competence assessor.
  • Internal Verifier Training: This program is designed for individuals within an organization who are designated to be internal verifiers.
  • Authorised Gas Tester: This program is designed to meet the initial training and knowledge assessment requirements for personnel preparing to work as Authorised Gas Testers.
  • Control of Work Training for Performing Authorities: This training program has been designed for personnel who intend to act, or are already acting, as a Performing Authority in the workplace.
  • Control of Work Refresher Training for Performing Authorities: This training program has been designed for personnel who currently act as the performing authority in the workplace.
  • Gas Monitor: This program is designed to meet the initial training and knowledge assessment requirements for personnel preparing to work as Gas Monitors
  • Blaster-Sprayer Training Level 1: Blaster/Sprayer Training presents the core blasting, painting and spraying skills required by personnel who want to work as an industrial blaster/sprayer.
  • Oil & Gas Industry Fireproofing Training Level 1: Fireproofing training presents the coating skills required by personnel who are required to work as an industrial fireproofer.
  • Preparation of Dangerous Goods for Transport by Sea (Initial Training): Designed for personnel associated with the preparation of dangerous goods for transport by sea to and from an onshore supply base and an offshore installation.
  • Preparation of Dangerous Goods for Transport by Sea (Refresher Training): Refresher training for Preparation of Dangerous Goods for Transport by Sea personnel.
  • Working at Height Essentials (Theory): This training program is designed for personnel across the energy sector who require a theoretical understanding and awareness of Working at Height, associated hazards and guidance.
  • Working at Height Essentials (Practical): This training program is designed for personnel across the energy sector who require practical skills necessary for working at height.
  • Confined Space Awareness: This training program is designed for personnel across the energy sector who require a theoretical understanding and awareness of Confined Spaces, associated hazards and guidance.
  • Confined Space Entry: This training program is designed for personnel across the energy sector with an existing theoretical understanding and awareness of confined spaces, associated hazards and guidance and require the corresponding practical skills necessary for entry into a confined space.
  • Rescue from a Confined Space: This training program is designed for personnel across the energy sector with an existing knowledge and understanding of confined spaces.

Disclaimer: For general information purpose only - please check with OPITO for the latest and accurate information on training standards