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OPITO approved D-BOSIET certificate - valid for 4 years
1 Day
Who is it for
All personnel employed on an offshore installation or seeking employment in the UK sector
A good standard of general fitness is required – delegates will complete a medical fitness questionnaire
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OPITO Digital-Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (D-BOSIET) with CA-EBS

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

The course is delivered as a combination of e-learning and practical training. Delegates will complete the e-learning elements of the course remotely from a smartphone, desktop computer, laptop or tablet prior to the 1-day practical training which is delivered at AIS Training's offshore survival centre.

PLEASE NOTE: Delegates must have access to a device and an internet connection to complete the e-learning elements of D-BOSIET with CA-EBS on the OPITO Digital Learning Portal.

You can also book the direct learning 3-day OPITO Basic Offshore Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET) with CA-EBS at AIS Training >> which includes the modules covered in the e-learning elements in a face-to-face environment.

Course Overview

OPITO D-BOSIET training with CA-EBS introduces specific safety issues and regimes relevant to offshore installations. Delegates will be provided a range of knowledge and skills relevant to travelling offshore by helicopter and working offshore. 

The training covers the proper use of emergency equipment and procedures, with the aim to enhance survivability by providing the knowledge, skills and confidence to respond effectively in the event of an offshore emergency. This includes the use of a compressed air emergency breathing system (CA-EBS) which is supplied during offshore helicopter travel.

Delegates will gain a basic level of understanding and awareness of the hazards which can be encountered on offshore installations, and the safety management systems in place to control and mitigate those hazards.

Course Objectives

Delegates completing OPITO D-BOSIET training with CA-EBS 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 the use of safety equipment in a simulated environment 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 effective use of basic firefighting equipment and practise self-rescue techniques in low visibility situations including smoke filled areas
  • Demonstrate the use of Compressed Air - Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS)

Course Content

OPITO D-BOSIET training with CA-EBS course includes;

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


In order to complete OPITO D-BOSIET training with CA-EBS, 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: Upon booking delegates will be registered for the e-learning elements of the course on the OPITO Digital Learning Portal. The e-learning must be successfully completed prior to attending the practical training sessions.