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Marine / STCW, Sea Survival, OPITO, ADNOC, IADC, Fire Fighting, Helicopter Landing and Other Training programs in Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Established in 1994 and located in Abu Dhabi in UAE, Emirates Technical & Safety Development Centre (ETSDC) is a purpose-built training centre, specializing in safety training for the oil and gas and marine industries. ETSDC is a leading Middle East specialist in providing world class Safety training to global and regional approved standards.

The Centre is situated in Abu Dhabi's Mussafah Industrial Area and has easy access to the sea, which enables us to carry out our lifeboat and fast rescue boat trainings in a real environment, which makes us the only training centre that can run these training in the GCC. ETSDC has a dedicated fire fighting and escape training facility, as well as an indoor pool in where they run the HUET [Helicopter Underwater Escape Training] and other offshore trainings.


ETSDC is the First OPITO (Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation) accredited training centre in the Middle East. Our other accreditations include the International Association for Safety and Survival Training, IASST, IFSM (Institute of Fire & Safety Mangers), ISO 9001 accreditation.

The Centre runs a wide range of safety training courses which, apart from the fire fighting, helicopter escape and life raft training sessions, include more general sessions on sea survival, first aid, defensive and desert driving, and general HSE courses.

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Training Programs




Marine / STCW Courses

  • ECDIS Training
  • ARPA Training
  • Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting
  • Personal Safety & Social Responsibility
  • Search & Rescue
  • Prevention of Marine Pollution
  • GMDSS-GOC

Liberia Flag Approved Courses

Sea Survival Courses

  • Sea Survival 1
  • Fast Rescue Craft
  • Lifeboat Coxswain
  • HUET (Helicopter Underwater Escape Training)
  • Offshore Survival 1
  • Offshore Survival 2

OPITO Approved Course

  • BOSIET (Basic Offshore Safety Induction Emergency Training) (3 days)
  • FOET (Further Offshore Emergency Training) (1 day)
  • HUET (Helicopter Underwater Escape Training) (1 day)
  • H2S (Hydrogen Sulphide) (1 day)
  • T-BOSIET (Tropical Basic Offshore Emergency Training) (3 days)
  • T-FOET (Tropical Further Offshore Emergency Training) (1 day)
  • T-HUET (Tropical Helicopter Underwater Escape Training) (1 day)
  • TSBB (Travel Safely By Boat) (2 hours)
  • OLC (Offshore Lifeboat Coxswain) (4 days)
  • OLC (Offshore Lifeboat Coxswain Further) (2 days)
  • AGT (Auhtorised Gas Tester Training) (2 days)
  • Gas Monitor Training (2 days)
  • HOITS (Helideck Operations Initial Training Standard) (3 days)
  • SDAW (Safe Driving at Work) (1 day)
  • Plant Manager / Incident Commander Initial Response Training (3.5 days)
  • Major Emergency Management Initial Training Standard (3.5 days)
  • Tropical BOSIET/FOET to BOSIET/FOET Bridging Elements Training (1 day)
  • Offshore Installation Manager   
  • TSBB-Further (Travel Safely by Boat) (1 hour)
  • OERTM Initial Training (Offshore Emergency Response Team Member) (5 days)
  • OERTM Further Training (Offshore Emergency Response Team Member) (2 days)
  • MEMIR (Major Emergency Management Initial Response) (3.5 days)
  • PMIC IR (Plant Manager Incident Commander) (3.5 days)
  • Offshore Emergency Response Team Leader (4 days)
  • Further Offshore Emergency Response Team Leader (4 days)
  • HERTM (Helideck Emergency Response Team Member) (4 days)
  • HERTL (Helideck Emergency Response Team Leader) (4 days)
  • HERTM - FURTHER (Helideck Emergency Response Team Member Further) (2 days)
  • HERTL - FURTHER (Helideck Emergency Response Team Leader Further) (2 days)

ADNOC Onshore Approved Courses

  • ADNOC Onshore Document for Safe Driving (ADSD) - LV (2 days)
  • ADNOC Onshore Document for Safe Driving (ADSD-LV)-Refresher (1 day)
  • ADNOC Onshore Document for Safe Driving (ADSD) - HV (2 days)
  • ADNOC Onshore Document for Safe Driving (ADSD-HV)-Refresher (1 day)
  • Basic First Aid - Highfield (1 day)
  • Confined Space Awareness (1 day)
  • Level 2 H2S Awareness & Escape (1 day)  
  • Level 2 H2S Awareness & Escape Refresher (1 day)  
  • Level 2 H2S Awareness & Escape for Labors (1 day)  
  • Permit To Work for PTW Users Certification (2 days)
  • Permit To Work for PTW Users Certification - Refresher (1 day)  

IADC Approved Courses

  • Hydrogen Sulphide and Breathing Apparatus Training
  • Element 1 General Safety
  • Element 2 Personal Protective Equipment
  • Element 3 HAZCOM and Hazardous Materials Handling
  • Element 4 Occupational Health
  • Element 5 Specialized Work Procedures
  • Element 6 Fire Safety
  • Electrical Overhead Training Crane Operator Certification                                              
  • Element 7 Materials Handling
  • Element 8 First Aid
  • Element 9 Rig/Platform Environment
  • Element 10 Emergency Response
  • Element 11 Wellsite Environmental Protection
  •  Element 12 Transportation Offshore
  • Element 13 Water Safety
  • Element 14 Marine Debris
  • Element 15 Excavation - Trenching & Shoring
  •  Element 16 Pits and Ponds

General Safety Courses

  • General Safety
  • Basic Offshore Safety
  • Advance Offshore Safety
  • Workshop Safety
  • Scaffolding Safety
  • Tower Crane Operator Certification
  • Tower Crane Operation Awareness
  • Electrical Overhead Training Crane Operator Certification
  • Forklift Operator Training and Certification
  • Forklift Safe Operations
  • Slinger / Rigger Training
  • Slinging and Lifting
  • Abrasive Wheel
  • Safe Welding
  • Electrical Safety
  • Chemical Handling
  • Manual Handling
  • Handling of Hazardous Materials
  • Human Kinetics
  • Chlorine Handling
  • Safety Hazards of Work Place
  • Hand & Power Tools Safety
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Working at Height

H2S And B.A Courses

  • Breathing Apparatus Wearer
  • H2S and Use of Breathing Apparatus
  • H2S and Related First Aid
  • Advanced H2S and Breathing Apparatus

Fire Fighting Courses

  • Fire Wardens
  • Basic Fire Fighting
  • Advanced Fire Fighting
  • Fire Fighting (Team Work)
  • Elementary Fire Safety Course
  • Search and Rescue in Burning Premises
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Marshall
  • Fire Team Leader

First Aid Courses

  • Basic First Aid
  • Advanced First Aid
  • Emergency First Response (Primary Care-CPR)
  • EFR (Secondary Care - First Aid)                                

H.S.E Courses

  • Environmental Awareness
  • Waste Management-Production Waste
  • H.S.E (Management System) Awareness
  • H.S.E (Management System) Workshop
  • Accident Investigation
  • Contractor Safety (Management)
  • Emergency Response (Corporate Procedures)
  • Isolation Confirmation Awareness
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • HSE Performance Measure
  • Occupational Health
  • Planned Inspection and Audits
  • Permit to Work (Awareness/Understanding)
  • Permit to Work (Issuing/Area Authority)
  • Permit to Work (Job Performance)
  • Risk Assessment General Awareness
  • Risk Assessment Working Knowledge
  • HSE Meetings, Effective Motivation and Communication              
  • Off the Job Safety
  • Chemical Management Awareness

Helicopter Landing Courses

  • Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) -CAAP 70
  • Helicopter Assistant (HPA) - CAAP 70
  • Helideck Landing Officer (HLO) - CAAP 71
  • Helideck Assistant Leader (HDAL) - CAAP 71
  • Helideck Assistant (HDA) - CAAP 71
  • Helideck Landing Officer Refresher (HLO) - CAAP 71
  • Helideck Assistant Leader Refresher (HDAL) - CAAP 71
  • Helideck Assistant Refresher (HDA) - CAAP 71

Instructor's Development Courses

  • Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) Instructor Development Course (Train the Trainer Course)
  • Emergency First Response Instructor Course

Marlins Approved Test Centre

  • STCW Security Awareness
  • STCW Security Duties
  • STCW Crowd Management
  • STCW Crisis Management, Human Behavior)
  • ISF Marlins English Language Test for Seafarers
  • Marlins English Language Test for Cruise Ship Staff
  • Marlins English Language Test for Offshore Workers)