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OPITO Approved Oil & Gas and Offshore Training Programs in Dubai, UAE & the Middle East

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Headquartered in Dubai UAE, Solas Training Academy provides Safety & Technical training programs and is part of the Solas Marine Services Group. For over 30 years, Solas Marine Services Group has served as a safety and protection solution provider.

Solas build competent individuals to perform better in work places and have been a trusted training service provider with a depth of field experience to share.


Solas protect assets and property against fire hazards; alert and train people about dangers at workplaces and communities; provide clean breathing air to fire fighters and to workers in toxic places where they need it the most; help save lives at sea and land. Solas boat building yard has brought a Fireboat into the market amongst other boats for leisure, transport and defense.

Solas Marine also represents world renowned manufacturers in the field of safety & technology, who are known for their quality and reliability.

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Training Programs




OPITO Programs

  • OPITO Basic H2S Awareness (4-6 hours): The training helps the delegate to gain the required knowledge and understanding of the specific hazards and properties of H2S, and appropriate emergency response actions to take should a H2S related incident arise. This training covers the characteristics of hydrogen sulphide gas and the potential physiological effects of exposure as well as the use of H2S detection equipment and escape breathing apparatus
  • OPITO Authorized Gas Tester (AGT) (16 hours): The training ensures that that personnel preparing for a gas tester role are equipped with the knowledge to conduct gas tests for oxygen levels, flammable and toxic gases safely.
  • Gas Monitor Training (GMT) (4 hours): The training ensures that that personnel preparing for a Fire watch / Safety watch role are equipped with the knowledge to conduct gas tests for oxygen levels, flammable and toxic gases safely.

IMIST Program

  • International Minimum Industry Safety Training (IMIST) (13.5 hours): This is an introductory training program that would introduce the key safety elements required by all employees in the Oil & Gas Industry. The knowledge gained in this course will help you to stay safe in your day-to-day activities offshore. It will also outline some of the systems and procedures in place to manage everyday operations offshore.