Oil and Gas courses in Canada

We offer CAPP approved training courses including Basic Survival Training (BST), Offshore Fire Team (OFT) and more. We also offer OPITO training including BOSIET and FOET for International workers.

Contact our training locations for bookings.  

RelyOn Nutec Canada - Locations

RelyOn Nutec (Formerly Falck Safety Services Canada) is the largest provider of Offshore Oil and Gas training in Canada.

We provide all of the mandatory training required for workers flying offshore in Canada and/or International waters.

RelyOn Nutec Canada is the only OPITO approved training facility with locations in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland & Labrador.

 

Offshore Oil and Gas Training for Canada

  • Basic Survival Training (BST)
  • Basic Survival Training Recurrent (BST-R)
  • H2S Alive (Energy Safety Canada)
  • Offshore Fire Team (OFT)
  • Offshore Fire Team Refresher (OFT-R)
  • Offshore Survival Introduction (OSI)
  • Command & Control & Management of Major Emergencies (CCMME)
  • Person in Charge Assessment (PICA)
  • Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)
  • Helicopter Team Training (HTT)
  • Offshore Survival Craft Coxswain (OSCC)
  • Offshore Survival Craft Coxswain Refresher (OSCC-R)
  • Fast Rescue Craft (FRC)
  • Offshore Helicopter Survival with EBS (OHS)
  • HUET/HUEBA
  • Atmospheric Gas Testing (AGT)
  • Canadian Regulatory Awareness (CRA)
  • ExxonMobil Sable Safety Bootcamp

International Offshore Oil and Gas Training (OPITO)

  • Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training with CA-EBS (BOSIET w/ CA-EBS)
  • Further Offshore Emergency Training with CA-EBS (FOET w/ CA-EBS)
  • Escape Chute Training

 

Oil and Gas Training Experience in Canada

RelyOn Nutec Canada has longstanding relationships and/or contracts with all of the major oil and gas operators in Atlantic Canada.

Our experience in providing assistance and training for the offshore workforce in Canada is unmatched.

If you have questions or inquiries regarding training please call us at any time, our team is always willing to help.

 

Our Oil and Gas Training Approach:

We believe in creating training that is relevant and useful to our clients.

Our team has years of experience in adult education and our program delivery takes into consideration the maturity of the workforce taking our training.

We understand that training should reflect our client’s specific operations, processes, equipment and emergency procedures while providing enough new information and advice on how to improve overall efficiency and safety of operations.


If requested we will review relevant client procedures and conduct site visits to review equipment used at worksites or on rigs/vessels.

This information is used to customize our theoretical and practical exercises prior to the course.

Our training addresses provincial/federal legislation, industry best practice and client specific procedures and requests.

At RelyOn Nutec Canada we go above and beyond for our clients with a safety focused, flexible approach.

We are always open for training whether it is needed on evenings, weekends, or holidays.

Our team believes in minimizing traditional classroom lectures by incorporating scenario based practical training to improve learning outcomes.

 

Offshore Training Course Descriptions:

 Basic Survival Training (BST)


Training Overview
This program is designed to provide all offshore and shore-based personnel employed within an oil / gas specific industry with a basic understanding of the hazards and mitigation controls associated with working in an offshore environment.  The program will provide training specific to offshore emergency response procedures and equipment and meets the requirements as listed in the: Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP); Atlantic Canada Offshore Petroleum Industry:  Standard Practice for the Training and Qualifications of Personnel; Mandatory Safety Training for All Petroleum Installations; and Personal Safety Training.

Training Duration and Timings
Approximately 40 hours of training completed over 4.5 days.

Classes run from 0800 to 1630 (time can be altered if necessary). Trainees absent from any component of the program will not be issued a certification until they have completed all requirements.


Pre-requisites
Valid Medical issued by a CAPP approved physician

For a list of current course dates view our calendar here: Newfoundland or Nova Scotia

 

Basic Survival Training – Recurrent (BST-R)


Training Overview
This program is designed to provide all offshore and shore-based personnel employed within an oil / gas specific industry with refresher training on the hazards and mitigation controls associated with working in an offshore environment.  The program provides training specific to offshore emergency response procedures and equipment and meets the requirements as listed in the: Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) Atlantic Canada Offshore Petroleum Industry: Standard Practice for the Training and Qualifications of Personnel; Mandatory Safety Training for All Petroleum Installations; and Personal Safety Training.


Training Duration and Timings
Approximately 16 hours of training completed over 2 days.

Classes run from 0800 to 1600 (time can be altered if necessary). Trainees absent from any component of the program will not be issued a certification until they have completed all requirements.


Pre-requisites
Trainees are expected to be in a good state of health and physically capable of fully taking part in all practical exercises. Also, a copy of a valid BST/FOET/BOSIET certificate.

NOTE: the FOET and BOSIET first three years is only accepted of its four year certification.

For a list of current course dates view our calendar here: Newfoundland or Nova Scotia

 

H2S Alive (Energy Safety Canada)


Training Overview
This course is designed to provide Petroleum Industry workers with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and respond to Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) emergencies.  This course was developed and is administered in accordance with guidelines established and maintained by Energy Safety Canada.  The instructors are certified according to Energy Safety Canada requirements. Areas of study will include: H2S properties; initial response strategy; respiratory protective equipment; detection of H2S; rescue techniques; and rescue breathing.  Practical training will be conducted in the following subject areas:  SELF CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS (SCBA); SUPPLIED AIR BREATHING APPARATUS; GAS DETECTION; RESCUE TECHNIQUES; AND RESCUE BREATHING.


Training Duration and Timings
Approximately 8 hours of training completed over 1 day.

Classes run from 0800 to 1700 (time can be altered if necessary). Trainees absent from any component of the program will not be issued a certification until they have completed all requirements.


Prerequisites
None

For a list of current course dates view our calendar  here: Newfoundland or Nova Scotia

 

Offshore Fire Team (OFT)


Training Overview
This program is designed to provide all offshore and other designated personnel employed within an emergency fire team with a basic understanding of the chemistry of fire, its hazards and the practical skills required to safely combat fire emergencies onboard offshore vessels and rigs. The program will provide training specific to offshore emergency response procedures and equipment and meets the requirements as listed in the: Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP); Atlantic Canada Offshore Petroleum Industry: Standard Practice for the Training and Qualifications of Personnel.


Course Contents

  • Chemistry of fire
  • Fire suppression equipment
  • Personal protection and rescue equipment
  • Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA)
  • Fire prevention and drills
  • Fire detection systems
  • Fire assessment
  • Firefighting techniques
  • Fire scene search and rescue operations
  • Gas impinging fires
  • Machinery space fires
  • Helicopter firefighting and rescue



Training Duration & Timings
Approximately 32 hours of training completed over 4 days. Classes run from 0800 to 1630 (time can be altered if necessary). Trainees absent from any component of the program will not be issued a certification until they have completed all requirements.


Prerequisites
Valid CAPP BST/BST-R

For a list of course dates view our calendar: Newfoundland or Nova Scotia



Offshore Fire Team Refresher (OFT-R)


Training Overview
This program is designed to provide all OFT qualified offshore personnel with recurrent practical training in fire suppression, rescue and personal protection techniques and to update individuals with respect to changes or advancements in equipment technology and procedures since their previous training. The program will provide training specific to offshore emergency response procedures and equipment and meets the requirements as listed in the: Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP); Atlantic Canada Offshore Petroleum Industry: Standard Practice for the Training and Qualifications of Personnel.


Course Content:

  • Chemistry of fire
  • Fire suppression equipment
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Fire prevention
  • Types of firefighting agents
  • Fire assessment
  • Firefighting techniques
  • Automatic fire detection and protection systems
  • Fire scene search and rescue
  • Helideck firefighting techniques


Training Duration & Timings
Approximately 16 hours of training completed over 2 days. Classes run from 0800 to 1630 (time can be altered if necessary). Trainees absent from any component of the program will not be issued a certification until they have completed all requirements.


Prerequisites
Valid CAPP BST/BST-R or OFT-R

For a list of course dates view our calendar: Newfoundland or Nova Scotia



Offshore Survival Introduction (OSI)


Training Overview

The OSI course is designed to provide an introduction to emergency response training and procedures specific for offshore workers, both local and international.  The Helicopter Underwater Egress Training (HUET) component will provide an understanding of the hazards of helicopter over-water transportation; knowledge of personal and helicopter safety and survival equipment; and introduce you to emergency response procedures designed to prepare you for water impact with a subsequent abandonment on the surface or egress underwater.


Training Duration and Timings
Approximately 8 hours of training completed over 1 day.

Classes run from 0800 to 1600 (time can be altered if necessary).  Trainees absent from any component of the program will not be issued a certification until they have completed all requirements.


Prerequisites
Valid Medical issued by a CAPP approved physician

For a list of course dates view our calendar: Newfoundland or Nova Scotia

 

Command & Control & Management of Major Emergencies (CCMME)


Training Overview
This course is aimed at OIM’s, superintendents, managers and all personnel who have responsibilities during an emergency on board offshore facilities who are required to manage major emergencies. The objective of this course is to train personnel through theory, simulation and practical demonstration in the techniques of Management of Major Emergencies; review and test company procedures relating to Emergency Response; and identify deficiencies in the site Emergency Response.


Training Duration & Timings
Approximately 30 hours of training completed over 4 days.

Classes run from 0800 to 1630 (time can be altered if necessary). Trainees absent from any component of the program will not be issued a certification until they have completed all requirements.


Prerequisites
Individuals must have at least 52 weeks of management and/or supervisory experience on an offshore installation prior to entering the course.

For a list of course dates view our calendar: Newfoundland or Nova Scotia

 

Person in Charge Assessment (PICA)


Training Overview
Assessments are carried out for OIM and Deputy OIM. During these assessments, candidates must demonstrate competence across the following areas:

– Maintain a state of readiness
– Assess a situation and take effective action
– Maintain communications
– Delegate the authority to act
– Manage individual and team performances
– Deal with stress in self and others


Training Duration & Timings
Approximately 8 hours of training over 1 day


Prerequisites
Individuals must have at least 52 weeks of management and/or supervisory experience on an offshore installation prior to entering the course.

For a list of course dates view our calendar: Newfoundland or Nova Scotia

 

Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)


Training Overview
The HLO program is designed to provide all offshore and shore-based personnel employed within an oil / gas specific industry as a Helicopter Landing Officer with a understanding of the hazards and mitigation controls associated with working around helicopters on a helideck while deployed at sea. The program will provide training specific to offshore emergency response procedures and equipment and meets the requirements as listed in the: Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) Atlantic Canada Offshore Petroleum Industry: Standard Practice for the Training and Qualifications of Personnel; Mandatory Safety Training for All Petroleum Installations; and Personal Safety Training.


Training Duration & Timings

Approximately 8 hours of training over 1 day


Prerequisites
A valid BST/BSTr certificate is required as well as a valid Offshore Fire Team (OFT)  and at least six (6) months prior experience in helideck operations on an offshore installation.

For a list of course dates view our calendar: Newfoundland or Nova Scotia

 

Helicopter Team Training (HTT)


Training Overview
The HTT program is designed to provide all offshore and shore-based personnel employed within an oil / gas specific industry as a member of the Helideck Team with an understanding of the hazards and mitigation controls associated with working around helicopters on a helideck while deployed at sea. The program will provide training specific to offshore emergency response procedures and equipment and meets the requirements as listed in the: Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) Atlantic Canada Offshore Petroleum Industry: Standard Practice for the Training and Qualifications of Personnel; Mandatory Safety Training for All Petroleum Installations; and Personal Safety Training.


Training Duration & Timings
Approximately 8 hours of training. Classes run from 0800 to 1630 (time can be altered if necessary). Trainees absent from any component of the program will not be issued a certification until they have completed all requirements.


Pre-requisites
A valid Offshore Fire Team (OFT) or OFT-R certificate

For a list of course dates view our calendar: Newfoundland or Nova Scotia

 

Offshore Survival Craft Coxswain (OSCC)


Training Overview
This training program provides personnel with the knowledge and skills required to take command of survival craft during an offshore emergency abandonment.  It meets the requirement for emergency team training as outlined in CAPP’s Standard Practice for the Training and Qualifications of Personnel. It covers both TEMPSC (Totally Enclosed Motor Propelled Survival Craft), davit launch life rafts, and skyscape. Included in the four day program are classroom sessions covering pre-launch checks, mustering and crowd control, abandonment protocols, actions after abandonment and signaling/rescue communications.  Practical exercises include survival craft loading, launching and release mechanisms, basic boat handling, compass work, heaving to and sea anchors, search patterns, person in water recovery, and pacing/passenger transfer to FRC.


Training Duration & Timings

Approximately 32 hours of training completed over 4 days. Classes run from 0800 to 1630 (time can be altered if necessary). Trainees absent from any component of the program will not be issued a certification until they have completed all requirements.



Pre-requisites

A valid Basic Survival Training (BST) or Basic Survival Training Recurrent (BSTr).

For a list of course dates view our calendar: Newfoundland or Nova Scotia

 
Offshore Survival Craft Coxswain Refresher (OSCC-R)


Training Overview
This training program reviews core skills previously learned in the OSCC course, ensuring that personnel have the knowledge and skills required to take command of survival craft during an offshore emergency abandonment. It covers both TEMPSC (Totally Enclosed Motor Propelled Survival Craft), davit launch life rafts and skyscape. Included in the two day program are classroom sessions reviewing pre-launch checks, mustering and crowd control, abandonment protocols, actions after abandonment, and signaling/rescue communications. Practical exercises include survival craft loading, launching and release mechanisms, basic boat handling, compass work, heaving to, and sea anchors, search patterns, person in water, recovery, pacing and passenger transfer to FRC.


Training Duration & Timings
Approximately 16 hours of training completed over 2 days. Classes run from 0800 to 1600 (time can be altered if necessary). Trainees absent from any component of the program will not be issued a certification until they have completed all requirements.


Pre-requisites
A valid Offshore Survival Craft Coxswain (OSCC).

For a list of course dates view our calendar: Newfoundland or Nova Scotia

 

Fast Rescue Craft (FRC)


Training Overview
The FRC course is designed to give supply vessel and workboat personnel with utility boat or rescue responsibilities the knowledge and skills to operate a rescue craft safely.

Some of the topics covered in this 4 day program include deployment, launch, recovery, man overboard (MOB), search patterns, towing, offshore operations, transfers, and use of PPE.

 

Training Duration and Timings

Approximately 32 hours of training completed over four (4) training days.

Pre-requisites
No


For a list of course dates view our calendar: Newfoundland or Nova Scotia

 

Atmospheric Gas Testing (AGT)


Training Overview
This training program is designed to provide all offshore and shore-based personnel with the knowledge and skills required to perform the role of Authorized Gas Tester.  The training is focused on the basics of atmospheric monitoring and usage of the various gas detectors employed at Canadian oil & gas facilities.


Training Duration & Timings
Approximately 8 hours of training completed over 1 day. Classes run from 0800 to 1600


Pre-requisites
No


For a list of course dates view our calendar: Newfoundland or Nova Scotia

 

Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training with CA-EBS (OPITO BOSIET)

Training Overview
Oil and Gas operating companies worldwide seek to ensure that everyone travelling to one of their offshore assets (production platform, drill rig, FPSO etc.) must have completed an appropriate offshore safety and emergency training course before being allowed to travel to their offshore asset.

The OPITO-approved BOSIET w/CA-EBS (Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training) course 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; and survival at sea.

Upon completion of the course 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 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.


For more information; http://www.opito.com/media/downloads/basic-offshore-safety-induction-and-emergency-training-bosiet-with-compressed-air-emergency-breathing-system-ca-ebs.pdf


Training Duration and Timings
Approximately 21 hours of training completed over three (3) training day sessions. Classes run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Delegates absent from any component of the program will not be issued a certification until they have completed all requirements.


Pre-requisites

Training and/or assessment activities contained within this Standard may include physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. All personnel who participate in such activities must be physically and mentally capable of participating fully.



Further Offshore Emergency Training with CA-EBS (OPITO FOET)


Training Overview
The aim of the FOET w/CA-EBS 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.

The objectives of the FOET are that delegates will be able to:

(a) 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.

(b) Demonstrate that they can use basic firefighting equipment effectively, and use self-rescue techniques in low visibility and completely obscured visibility situations e.g. smoke filled areas.

(c) Demonstrate that they can perform basic first aid.

For more information; http://www.opito.com/media/downloads/basic-offshore-safety-induction-and-emergency-training-bosiet-with-compressed-air-emergency-breathing-system-ca-ebs.pdf

 

Training Duration and Timings
Approximately 9 hours of training completed over one (1) training day session.

Classes run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Delegates absent from any component of the program will not be issued a certification until they have completed all requirements.

 

Pre-requisites
Training and/or assessment activities contained within this Standard may include physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. All personnel who participate in such activities must be physically and mentally capable of participating fully.

The FOET is open to persons who have a valid (in-date) OPITO-approved BOSIET or TBOSIET, or FOET or TFOET certificate.



OPITO Escape Chute Training


Training Overview
The Escape Chute Initial Training program is for personnel that require offshore installation and vessel escape chute training in addition to BOSIET, FOET, T-BOSIET or T-FOET. The Escape Chute Initial Training program gives delegates an understanding of how escape chutes are used as a means of tertiary escape from offshore installations and vessels and provide basic training in the use of a typical escape chute used offshore


Training Duration and Timings
Approximately 2 hours of training completed over one (1) training session.

Pre-requisites
Training and/or assessment activities contained within this Standard may include physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. All personnel who participate in such activities must be physically and mentally capable of participating fully.

 

All delegates participating in the BOSIET, FOET,  HUET with CA-EBS or the OPITO Escape Chute course must possess a valid, unexpired offshore medical certificate confirming the delegate’s fitness for offshore work or present an employing company approved medical equivalent to an offshore medical certificate (reviewed and approved by FSSC's Center Manager). If a medical is not provided a medical screen form completed and approved the first day of training will suffice.


For a list of course dates view our calendar: Newfoundland or Nova Scotia

 

HUET/HUEBA


Training Overview
This course is intended to provide offshore workers, both local and international, with an understanding of the hazards of helicopter over-water transportation. Whether landing on the helideck of a ship or offshore platform this course will provide you with knowledge of personal and helicopter safety and survival equipment and introduce you to emergency response procedures designed to prepare you for water impact with a subsequent abandonment on the surface or egress underwater. Practical training utilizing the Modular Egress Training Simulator (METS®), designed to simulate the helicopter, will be used for the practical training components. A Helicopter Underwater Emergency Breathing Apparatus (HUEBA) is an integral component of offshore safety training and is included in the program.


Training Duration and Timings
Approximately 8 hours of training completed over 1 day.

Classes run from 0800 to 1600 (time can be altered if necessary). Trainees absent from any component of the program will not be issued a certification until they have completed all requirements.



Pre-requisites
CAPP Approved Offshore Medical


For a list of current course dates view our calendar here: Newfoundland or Nova Scotia