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OPITO approved BOSIET certificate - valid for 4 years
3.0 Days
Who is it for
All personnel employed on an offshore installation or seeking employment in the sector
A good standard of general fitness is required – delegates will complete a medical fitness questionnaire
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OPITO combined BOSIET course

OPITO Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET) with CA-EBS and EBS

OPITO combined BOSIET includes the OPITO Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET) with Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) and Emergency Breathing System (EBS) or rebreather.

BOSIET training with CA-EBS and EBS is considered the international requirement, if you do not require EBS training you can book an OPITO BOSIET with CA-EBS>>

PLEASE NOTE: The OPITO certification accepted for working in different waters would be at the discretion of your employer and AIS Training recommend you confirm with your employer before booking. If you are unsure where you will be working, this combined BOSIET covers all international waters.

Course Overview

The OPITO combined BOSIET enhances survivability of personnel working offshore by introducing a range of safety issues and regimes that are relevant to offshore installations.

Delegates will gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to effectively respond to an offshore emergency thorugh the correct use of emergency equipment and procedures.

The training covers travelling to an offshore installation by helicopter and the use of a compressed air emergency breathing system (CA-EBS) and emergency breathing system (EBS) or rebreather during offshore helicopter travel.

A BOSIET is a combination of theoretical and practical elements and delegates will be required to demonstrate their level of knowledge and understanding throughout.

Course Objectives

Delegates completing an OPITO combined BOSIET 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.
  • Demonstrate the dry use of Compressed Air - Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) and wet use of Emergency Breathing System (EBS)

Course Content

An OPITO combined BOSIET includes;

  1. Safety induction
  2. Helicopter safety and escape
  3. Sea survival
  4. First aid knowledge
  5. Firefighting and self rescue 
  6. Emergency Breathing System (EBS) and Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS)


In order to complete an OPITO combined BOSIET, delegates MUST hold:

  • A valid and in-date Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) offshore medical certificate
  • A valid and in-date Fit to Train certificate (mandatory from April 2018)

Please Note: Fit to train relates to the risk of using Compressed Air Emergency Breathing Systems (CA-EBS) and is designed to ensure you are physically fit to use them. OPITO offshore survival courses include in-water training with CA-EBS. You can BOOK YOUR FIT TO TRAIN at AIS Training >>

BOSIET Packages

If you're looking to start your offshore career, AIS Training have created comprehensive course packages that include all the elements of safety training required for you to set foot on an offshore installation. The comprehensive packages provide exceptional value for money with a significant discount in comparison to booking each element individually.

Book your Comprehensive OPITO Oil and Gas Offshore Survival Package (International) >>


When booking your OPITO combined BOSIET you can also include a stay in our on-site hotel before adding your course to the basket. Click BOOK NOW on the right of this course page, select your preffered location and date, and there is a section of the 'book a course' page that asks if you require a hotel room. You can then choose your room and duration of stay from the drop-down menu, before proceeding to add to basket.

PLEASE NOTE: If the duration of the hotel stay you require is not present in the drop-down menu, you can call our team on 0330 202 0668 and they will be happy to accomodate your request.

Laura has been a professional offshore sea survival instructor for the past ten years. A recreational scuba diver with strong swimming credentials, Laura is a true water baby who loves inspiring others. She has a mischievous sense of fun and prides herself on putting delegates at ease.

Laura says: “Being in the water is second-nature to me and I relish the practical exercises we put the delegates through. Making the serious subject matter engaging yet enjoyable is something I always aim to do.”