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Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET)

Course aims and target group:

To provide basic training to novice delegates in awareness of the hazards encountered when traveling to and from an offshore installation, when working and living on offshore installations and how to respond effectively and appropriately to emergencies onboard these installations.


3 Days

Course Content:

Basic Safety Induction

  • Offshore hazards
  • Waste disposal and environmental awareness
  • Role of the HSE and offshore safety regulations
  • Permit to Work
  • Procedures for prescribed medicines
  • Alcohol and substance abuse policy
  • PPE requirements
  • Procedures for reporting incidents accidents and near misses
  • The role of the Medic
Helicopter Safety and Escape Training:
  • The donning of a transit type survival suit, aviation lifejacket and emergency breathing systems (EBS)
  • The operation and use of EBS during pool exercises
  • The action in preparation for a helicopter ditching and emergency landing
  • Actions following:
I. A controlled emergency descent onto dry land
II. A controlled ditching onto water
III. A partial submersion of an aircraft
IV. A capsize of an aircraft
(Some of the above exercises will include the deployment and use of EBS)
Sea Survival Training:
  • The donning of a permanent buoyancy lifejacket prior to use in an emergency
  • Actions when mustering and boarding a survival craft (TEMPSC) as a passenger during launching operations
  • The fitting of a helicopter strop and correct body posture during wincing
Fire Fighting and Self Rescue Techniques:
  • Use of the appropriate hand held fire extinguisher
  • Use of a small bore fire hose reel and fire blanket
  • Appropriate self-rescue techniques using a smoke hood and escape type breathing apparatus

Prerequisite and Scheduling Criteria:

No prior training required


HHSL Safety Systems Limited Training Facility or Venue convenient to Client upon request.


Due to the physical demands of the course, it is the responsibility for the employer and participant to assess the participant’s ability to safely attend the Course.