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Training Program for OPITO Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training (BOSIET) with Emergency Breathing System (EBS) or with Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) 

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The OPITO approved BOSIET (Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training) with Emergency Breathing System (EBS) or  with Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) courses provides the delegate with a range of knowledge and skills relevant to travelling offshore by helicopter and working offshore, including safety induction, fire safety and basic firefighting; first aid; helicopter safety and escape using an EBS or a CA-EBS; and survival at sea.

Upon completion of the courses the delegate will have an awareness of the generic hazards and associated risks encountered when working on offshore installations and the generic safety regimes and safety management systems in place to control and mitigate risks associated with hazards.


The BOSIET (with EBS or with CA-EBS) will also equip participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence to respond appropriately in the event of an offshore emergency and to enhance their survivability through proper use of emergency equipment and procedures.

  • Duration: Approx. 21 hours (3 days)
  • Validity: 4 years
  • Medical Requirement: Offshore medical certificate or medical certificate from the company
  • Pre-requisites: Nil
  • Exam: Ongoing Assessments

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BOSIET with EBS/CA-EBS Training




Safety Induction (Theory)

  • Industry and Installation Overview
  • Offshore Hazards
  • Managing Offshore Safety
  • Controlling Offshore Hazards
  • Regulating Offshore Safety
  • Living and Working Offshore
  • Knowledge Test (Question Paper - 30 minutes)

Helicopter Safety and Escape (Theory & Practical)

For EBS

  • Helicopter Travel
  • Helicopter Emergencies
  • Helicopter Emergencies Practical

For CA-EBS

  • Helicopter travel
  • Helicopter emergencies
  • Use of Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS)
  • Practical Helicopter Escape Techniques
  • Additional CA-EBS Training (In-Water)

Sea Survival and First Aid (Theory & Practical)

  • Evacuation
  • Evacuation Practical
  • Emergency First Aid

Firefighting and Self Rescue (Theory & Practical)

  • Firefighting Offshore
  • Self-Rescue

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

Last Updated: March 13, 2021