BOSIET including HUET & CA-EBS
(Code 5750)

Target group
This training programme is designed to meet the initial offshore safety and emergency response training requirements for personnel new (or returning) to the offshore oil and gas industry who will be supplied with a compressed air emergency breathing system (CA-EBS) during offshore helicopter travel.
Course Aim and Objectives
The aim of the BOSIET (with CA-EBS) 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.

The objectives of the BOSIET (with CA-EBS) Training are that delegates will be able to:
  • Identify the generic hazards which are specific to offshore oil and gas installations, potential risks associated with those hazards, and how controls are put in place to eliminate or reduce risks
  • Identify key offshore related safety regulations and explain the basic safety management concepts
  • 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
  • Demonstrate sea survival and first aid techniques
  • Demonstrate that they can effectively use basic firefighting equipment, and practise self-rescue techniques in low visibility situations, to include smoke filled areas.

Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization (OPITO).
Training approaches and equipment:
1. Theoretical tasks with presentations and visualizations;
2. Practical exercises using real life equipment and/or simulators:
  • Dry evacuation into an aviation liferaft on water from a helicopter trainer;
  • Escape from a partially submerged helicopter trainer through an exit which is under water;
  • Escape from a capsized helicopter trainer and use of a lifejacket;
  • Evacuate from a helicopter trainer following an emergency dry landing;
  • Operation of emergency exits and push-out windows of a type currently found on helicopters operating offshore;
  • Donning of compressed air emergency breathing system equipment and an aviation lifejacket;
  • Operation and use of compressed air emergency breathing system;
  • Operation of an aviation liferaft;
  • The donning of a permanent buoyancy life jacket;
  • The use of a helicopter lifting device and winching to a simulated rescue aircraft;
  • The boarding of a marine life raft from the water;
  • In-water procedures, including individual and group survival technique, followed by rescue by one of the recognised methods available offshore;
  • Mustering, boarding and strapping in as a TEMPSC passenger (the craft then to be lowered into water to float and be released);
  • The use of portable fire extinguishers on a range of fires of surface area 0.1 m2 to 1.0 m2 against the following:
– Class A fire
– Class B contained spill
  • The donning and wearing of a smoke hood in an area which can be smoke logged using cosmetic smoke;
  • Dedicated concreted area with adequate drainage to allow the delivery of all firefighting exercises for 16 delegates, instructors and support staff.
3. Professional instructors with industry experience.
Duration of the training course
The duration of the training course is 3 days.
  • 40% theory
  • 60% practice
The price is 1378 EUR per person.
Certificate validity
4 years
Course contents
1.Safety Induction
  • Industry and Installation Overview
  • Offshore Hazards
  • Managing Offshore Safety
  • Controlling Offshore Hazards
  • Regulating Offshore Safety
  • Living and Working Offshore

2. Helicopter Safety and Escape
  • Helicopter Travel
  • Helicopter Emergencies
  • Use of Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS)
  • Practical Helicopter Escape Techniques
  • Additional CA-EBS Training (In-Water)

3. Sea Survival and First Aid
  • Evacuation
  • Emergency First Aid

4. Firefighting and Self Rescue
  • Firefighting Offshore
  • Self-Rescue
Course limitations:
The course ratio are:
  • Theory – 16 participants on 1 instructor
  • Practice – 4 participants on 1 instructor
Description of the course
Riga, Latvia
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