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Tropical Further Offshore Emergency Training (TFOET) is a Renewal of FOET for the Personnel Working in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry in a Tropical Environment

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The OPITO approved Tropical Further Offshore Emergency Training (TFOET) program is a 1-day course which must be undertaken by individuals who have a valid BOSIET (with CA-EBS), BOSIET, TBOSIET, FOET (with CA-EBS), FOET or TFOET certificate. The T-FOET certificate re-validates a delegate’s offshore emergency training for a further 4 years.

The aim of the T-FOET is to provide the delegates with the opportunity to practice and demonstrate emergency response skills which are not possible to practice during drills, exercises and emergency training offshore. This program is designed to meet the further offshore safety and emergency response training requirements for personnel working in the offshore oil and gas industry in a tropical environment.


The objectives of the T-FOET are that delegates will be able to - Demonstrate, in a simulated environment, that they can use the safety equipment and follow procedures in preparing for and during helicopter emergencies – with particular focus on escaping from a helicopter following ditching; Demonstrate that they can use basic firefighting equipment effectively, and use self-rescue techniques in low visibility and completely obscured visibility situations; and Demonstrate that they can perform basic first aid.

  • Duration: Approx. 8 hours (1 day)
  • Validity: 4 years
  • Medical Requirement: Offshore medical certificate or medical certificate from the company
  • Pre-requisites: valid OPITO approved BOSIET, BOSIET (with CAEBS), TBOSIET, FOET, FOET (with CAEBS) or TFOET certificate

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Training Program Content

  • Course Introduction: To explain aims, learning outcomes, timetable, assessment methods and training staff roles.
  • Helicopter Safety and Escape: Helicopter safety and escape techniques - Actions in preparation for a helicopter ditching and emergency landing including brace positions for the range of seating locations and harness types.
  • Firefighting and Self-Rescue: Firefighting and self-rescue techniques - Raising the alarm on discovery of a fire; The operation of hand held portable fire extinguishers in extinguishing Class A or Class B fires; Self-rescue techniques with a smoke hood or partial blindfold from areas where delegate visibility is reduced; Self-rescue techniques with a smoke hood from areas where delegate visibility is completely obscured; and Small group escape techniques with a smoke hood from areas where delegate visibility is completely obscured, concluding with a muster exercise.
  • Emergency First Aid: Emergency first aid techniques - First aid arrangements; Types of injuries; Prioritizing Actions; Immediate first aid actions prior to the arrival of the medic/first-aider; Raising the alarm; Assessing the situation; Checking area is safe; Industry recognized first aid practice

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

Last Updated: March 16, 2021