Overview top

This 3 day training programme is designed to meet the initial offshore safety & emergency response training requirements for personnel new to the offshore oil and gas industry.  

  • Basic Safety Induction
  • Helicopter Escape Exercises
  • Emergency Breathing System
  • Firefighting & Self Rescue Training Sea Survival - Pool
  • Wet Drill TEMPSC Lifeboats First Aid

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 (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.  

Entry Requirements top

Recommended Oil and Gas UK Medical, otherwise no prior training required. However you will need to bring:


  • You need to produce the following original documents at registration:
  • Valid Passport for proof of identity
  • Valid in date OG/UK Medical certificate
  • Valid in date “fitness to train” certificate (issued on request from an approved OG/UK doctor)

British citizens who do not have a valid passport may provide a UK photo driving licence or a UK Government issued photo identity document.

Delegates may also carrying out the training if they have a current ENG1 Medical certificate providing the certificate has no restrictions on it.
Should a delegates ENG1 certificate have restrictions on it, then the delegate will require a statement from an appropriate registered practitioner that the restriction or condition does not result from a respiratory or ENT condition and there is no absolute contraindication to the delegate’s participation in shallow water CA-EBS training.

The College provides all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Please bring the following on the first day:

  • Towel and toiletries
  • Clothing (tee shirt and shorts/ tracksuit bottoms) suitable to wear under immersion suit and fire suit
  • Waterproof bag to carry wet clothing

Professional Opportunities top

Valid for 4 years in the UK, Danish & Dutch Offshore Oil & Gas Industries, other sectors may vary.

Please note that any OPITO training does not provide direct employment opportunities within the Offshore Oil and Gas sector. The training provided on this course is to supplement your existing skills and experience and hence enable you to meet the safety requirements offshore. You are advised to review the range of employment opportunities available for a match with your current skill set.

Further Information top

Please note: If you are not an EU passport holder, you will require a Student Visitor Visa to attend any course at South Tyneside College.

Could you please contact the Marine Booking office on tel: 0191 4273772 or email: MarineBooking@tynecoast.ac.uk to book your place and also arrange your Visa letter.

The College accepts no responsibility if you book your place online but have not obtained a Student Visitor Visa resulting in non-attendance. Refunds will not be given in this instance.


Dates & Fees top

Please follow  the link above to the Online Booking System.

Dates & Fees

Contact us for current course dates and fees.