BOSIET including HUET & EBS (Code 5700)

This training program BOSIET (with EBS) (OPITO code 5700) 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 rebreather emergency breathing system (EBS) during offshore helicopter travel.

The aim of the BOSIET (with 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 traveling to and from offshore installations by helicopter.

The objectives of the BOSIET (with 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.

Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization (OPITO)

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
3. Sea Survival and First Aid
  • Evacuation
  • Emergency First Aid
4. Firefighting and Self Rescue
  • Firefighting Offshore
  • Self-Rescue

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 and use of emergency breathing system equipment.
  • 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 an aviation transit suit, aviation lifejacket and emergency breathing system equipment.
  • Operation of an aviation liferaft.
  • Operation and use of emergency breathing system during pool exercises.
  • Deployment of emergency breathing system equipment during helicopter evacuation and escape training.
  • 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 techniques, 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

The course ratio are:
  • Theory – 16 participants on 1 instructor
  • Practice – 4 participants on 1 instructor

The duration of the training course is 3 days.
  • 40% theory
  • 60% practice

Riga, Latvia

4 years
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