OPITO TBOSIET (Tropical Basic Offshore Safety Induction Emergency Training)

Overview

This training program is designed to meet the initial offshore safety and emergency response training requirements for personnel new to the offshore oil & gas industry. The OPITO-approved Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET) course provides students with a range of knowledge and skills relevant to working offshore and the proper emergency response procedures to include: safety induction, fire safety and self rescue, helicopter safety and escape, and sea survival inclusive of TEMPSC and first aid.

Course Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Identify the generic hazards which are specific to offshore oil & 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, including smoke-filled areas

Topics Covered

MODULE 1 Learning Outcomes: Safety Induction

  • Identify the main offshore hazards and hazard effects/ consequences; explain their associated risks, and how they are controlled
  • Explain the potential environmental impact of offshore installation operations
  • Identify key offshore installation safety regulations and explain the basic concept of these regulations
  • Explain the principles of managing safety on offshore installations
  • State the procedure for prescribed medicines offshore
  • Explain the concept of alcohol and substance abuse policy
  • Explain PPE requirements of working on an offshore installation
  • Explain how to report incidents, accidents, and near misses on an offshore installation
  • Explain the role of the offshore medic

MODULE 2 Learning Outcomes: Helicopter Safety and Escape

  • Donning an aviation life jacket
  • Actions to take in preparation for a helicopter ditching and an emergency landing
  • Actions following a controlled emergency descent to a dry landing with evacuation via a nominated exit
  • Actions following a controlled ditching on water (including operation of a push-out window on instruction from air crew) and evacuation through a nominated exit to an aviation liferaft
  • Assisting others where possible in carrying out initial actions on boarding the aviation liferaft, to include mooring lines, deploying the sea anchor, raising the canopy and raft maintenance
  • Escaping through an underwater window opening from a partially submerged helicopter (without the operation of a push-out window)
  • Escaping through an underwater window opening from a partially submerged helicopter (including the operation of a push-out window)
  • Escaping through an underwater window opening from a capsized helicopter (without the operation of a push-out window)
  • Escaping through an underwater window opening which is underwater, from a capsized helicopter (including the operation of a push-out window)
  • Inflating an aviation life jacket and deploying a spray visor in water
  • Boarding an aviation life raft from water

MODULE 3 Learning Outcomes: Sea Survival and First Aid

  • Donning of a permanent buoyancy lifejacket prior to use in an emergency
  • The correct actions when mustering and boarding a survival craft (Totally Enclosed Motor Propelled Survival Craft [TEMPSC]) as a passenger during launching operations
  • Fitting of a helicopter strop and correct body posture during winching
  • Individual and group sea survival techniques, to include: swimming, getting into Heat Escape Lessening Position (HELP), wave-slap protection, towing, chain, huddle and circle
  • Boarding a marine life raft from the water
  • Immediate first aid actions, to include: airway, breathing, & circulation

MODULE 4 Learning Outcomes: Firefighting and Self-Rescue

  • Correct use of handheld 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

Additional Information

Course Length: 3 days

Prerequisite*: 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.
  • 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.

All students must present a valid (photographic) government identification prior to the onset of training.

Written Exam*: Students will be required to take a 30-minute written test at the end of Module 1 as a method of checking that they have met all the Module 1 learning outcomes. It is an open-book test. A minimum test score of 80% is required.

*SMS staff will deliver a series of explanations and demonstrations to deliver the TBOSIET program. Delegates will be assessed against the learning outcomes specified by using direct observation, oral, and written questions. SMS staff will identify any gaps in students’ learning and make reasonable effort to address the gaps to help students meet the learning outcomes.

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

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

Retraining: Every four years (reference TFOET).

Location: Only offered at our Lafayette location.

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