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BOSIET and Travel Safely by Boat

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BOSIET and Travel Safely by Boat


The aim of the BOSIET & TSBB is to introduce delegates to the specific safety issues and regimes relevant to offshore installations, and to equip them with the basic emergency response knowledge and skills for travelling to and from offshore installations by helicopter and/or boat.

Target Group

This training programme is designed to meet the initial offshore safety and emergency response training requirements for personnel new to the offshore oil and gas industry and for new entrants and all personal currently travelling and transferring by boat to an offshore oil and gas installation.


OPITO approved certification for `Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training and Travel Safely by Boat' will be issued on successful completion of the training programme. The validity of the OPITO certificates is four years.

Course Contents

Delegates will receive theoretical and practical knowledge in the following areas Safety induction: Offshore hazards, their control and consequences. Waste disposal/environmental awareness. How offshore safety is regulated. How offshore safety is managed. Procedures for prescribed medicines. Alcohol and substance abuse policy. PPE requirements. Procedures for reporting incidents, accidents and near misses. Role of the medic. Helicopter safety & escape: Pre boarding. Safe boarding. In flight safety. Safe disembarkation. In flight emergency actions. Use of emergency breathing system equipment. Practical emergency escape breathing system training. Practical emergency ditching and escape training. Sea survival: Abandonment theory and practical sea survival training. Actions for mustering and boarding of a survival craft and actions as a passenger during launching operations. Use of helicopter rescue strops and winching procedures. Emergency First Aid including C.P.R. In–water survival techniques. Firefighting and self-rescue: Nature and causes of fire. Fixed systems and response. Use of hand held extinguishers. Operation of fixed hose reels. Self-rescue techniques in reduced visibility and completely obscured visibility. Use of escape hoods. Travel Safely by Boat: - Awareness of the risks to which they are exposed and how they are managed. - An understanding of the essential safety rules with which they must comply and how to act in an emergency. - An increase in their personnel commitment to safety. - Effective use of personnel safety equipment. - Practice and demonstrate correct method of boat transfers (simulated boat deck and installation).