TARGET GROUP This training program 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 practice self-rescue techniques in low visibility situations, to include smoke filled areas.
APPROVAL Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization (OPITO)
COURSE CONTENTS 1. Safety Induction
Industry and Installation Overview
Managing Offshore Safety
Controlling Offshore Hazards
Regulating Offshore Safety
Living and Working Offshore
2. Helicopter Safety and Escape
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
Emergency First Aid
4. Firefighting and Self Rescue
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.
COURSE LIMITATIONS The course ratio are:
Theory – 16 participants on 1 instructor
Practice – 4 participants on 1 instructor
DURATION OF THE TRAINING COURSE The duration of the training course is 3 days.