OPITO FOET (Further Offshore Emergency Training)

Overview

The OPITO-approved Further Offshore Emergency Training (FOET) program is a one-day course which must be undertaken by individuals who have a valid BOSIET or TBOSIET, or FOET or TFOET certificate. The FOET certificate revalidates students’ offshore emergency training for another four years.

This program is designed to meet the further offshore safety and emergency response training requirements for personnel working in the offshore oil & gas industry.

The Standard: The OPITO standards are a set of training and/or competence standards, produced and agreed by the offshore oil and gas industry covering a variety of offshore emergency response duties and occupational roles.

This course is accepted in most regions of the world where oil and gas industries operate.

Aim: The aim of the FOET is to provide the students with the opportunity to practice and demonstrate emergency response skills which are not possible to practice during drills, exercises and emergency training offshore.

Course Objectives

The objectives of the FOET are that students will be able to:

  • 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 that they can use basic firefighting equipment effectively, and use self-rescue techniques in low visibility and completely obscured visibility situations.
  • Demonstrate that they can perform basic first aid.

Topics Covered

MODULE 1: Helicopter Safety and Escape

To successfully complete this module, students must be able to demonstrate:

  • Donning an aviation transit suit, aviation lifejacket and Emergency Breathing System (EBS) equipment and conducting EBS integrity checks.
  • Deploying, operating and breathing from EBS at atmospheric conditions.
  • Deploying, operating and breathing from EBS in a pool utilizing personal air prior to HUET exercises.
  • Actions to take in preparing for a helicopter ditching/emergency landing.
  • Actions following a controlled ditching on water (including deploying EBS and, on instructions from aircrew, operation of a push-out window) and evacuate through a nominated exit to an aviation life raft.
  • Assist others where possible in carrying out initial actions on boarding the aviation life raft, to include mooring lines, deploying the sea anchor, raising the canopy and raft maintenance.
  • Escape through a window opening which is underwater from a partially submerged helicopter utilizing an EBS.
  • Escape through a window opening which is underwater from a partially submerged helicopter utilizing an EBS and operating a push-out window.
  • Escape through a window opening which is underwater from a capsized helicopter utilizing an EBS and operating a push-out window.
  • Following escape from the helicopter simulator, inflate lifejacket, deploy spray visor and carry out in-water procedures, to include swimming, getting into Heat Escape Lessening Position (HELP), towing, chain, huddle and circle.
  • Boarding an aviation life raft from the water.
  • Being rescued by one of the recognized methods available offshore and survivor actions following rescue.

MODULE 2: Firefighting and Self-Rescue

To successfully complete this module, students must be able to demonstrate:

  • Correct use of appropriate hand-held portable fire extinguishers and which ones to use for different classes of fires.
  • Self-rescue techniques with a smoke hood from areas where visibility is reduced due to smoke.
  • Self-rescue techniques with a smoke hood from areas where visibility is completely obscured.
  • Small group escape techniques with a smoke hood from areas where visibility is completely obscured.

MODULE 7: Emergency First Aid

To successfully complete this module, students must be able to demonstrate:

  • Raising the alarm.
  • Immediate first-aid actions, to include: Airway Breathing & CPR (ABC).

Additional Information

Course Length: 8 hrs

Retraining: Every four years.

Location: Only offered at our Lafayette location.

Prerequisite: The FOET is open to persons who have a valid (in-date) OPITO-approved BOSIET or TBOSIET, or FOET or TFOET certificate. Students must provide evidence of a valid certificate.

Training and assessment activities contained within this standard include physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. All personnel who participate in such activities must be physically and mentally capable of participating fully. Prior to participating in practical exercises, the student must be fit for training* and able to:

  • Hold their breath underwater for 10 seconds.
  • Move through water using their arms.
  • Wear and use a lifejacket and survival suit in a pool.
  • Re-breathe using an EBS for up to 30 seconds.
  • Sit in class for up to 60 minutes per session.
  • Step into a pool from a height of 1m / 3.2ft.
  • Use upper body muscles (lifting and pulling actions)when climbing in/out of a life raft.
  • Lift and operate a 12 kg / 26.5 lbs. fire extinguisher.
  • Wear a smoke hood in a potentially warm environment.

*Safety First: Safety Management Systems (SMS)regards your safety first and suggests the following: Candidates that are concerned with  participating in practical exercises due to current or pre-existing medical conditions should consult their primary care provider prior to the onset of the training program as to the nature and extent of the training .

Assessment: SMS staff will deliver a series of explanations and demonstrations to deliver the FOET program. SMS staff will identify any gaps in students’ learning and make reasonable effort to address the gaps to help students meet the learning outcomes.

Students will be assessed against the learning outcomes specified using direct observation.

Attendance Requirements: 100% attendance and participation of each module is required to obtain the FOET certification.

Course Administration: Each registrant will be registered with the Central Register (CR) operated by OPITO.

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