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Tropical Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (TBOSIET)

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. This course is aimed at persons working where water temperatures remain above 15 degrees centigrade throughout the year.

Course Content:

Basic Safety Induction

  • Offshore hazards
  • Waste disposal and environmental awareness
  • 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 an aviation lifejacket
  • 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

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 winching

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


2 ½ Days

Prerequisite and Scheduling Criteria:

No prior training required


4 Years


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.