BOSIET - Training Plus - Health & Safety Courses
3 days Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training Certificate

Course Summary

This offshore survival training is targeted at personnel new to the offshore oil and gas industry. Our Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET) course lasts three days and is OPITO-accredited. Theory and practical sessions will give you a basic knowledge of safety and emergency response procedures when working offshore and travelling via helicopter.

Delegates will gain a basic level of understanding and awareness of the hazards encountered when working on offshore installations, and of the safety regime and safety management systems in place to control and mitigate those hazards.  The course is a mix of theoretical and practical sessions, during which delegates will be required to demonstrate their level of knowledge and understanding of the training programme content.

The course consists of:

  • Basic safety induction
  • Emergency Breathing Systems (EBS)
  • Fire fighting and self rescue
  • Helicopter safety and escape
  • Sea survival
  • Survival first aid

All delegates will be asked to complete a medical questionnaire prior to course commencement.


An OPITO-approved Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training certificate will be issued on successful completion of the course.

The candidate's certificate will be valid for 2 years.

Who is it for?

All personnel employed on an offshore installation or seeking employment in the UKCS.

You will need

All delegates must bring swimwear and a towel.  Photographic ID.

Your skill level

Delegates must be at least 16 years of age.


Do I need to pay for my training before I do it?

Yes you do, you can pay online when you book your course, or call 0845 872 3411 and pay with a credit card over the phone.  Customers with credit terms, please call Training Plus to book your course on 0845 872 3411.

Can you cater for students with special needs?

Yes, but as with all special requirements that differ from the norm, please make us aware of your requirements and we will do our best to provide the appropriate support.

Are there any car parking spaces available?

Yes, there are a lot of FREE car parking space avaialable in the area.

What accommodation is available?

There are a variety of hotels and B&B’s in the area. There is a list available to assist you with booking your stay.

Am  I going to feel safe during my course participation?

Beside the fact that our staff and the environment of the school will make you feel happy and safe, CCTV is operating in most of the school’s areas.

I’m getting on a bit, is it like going back to school and will I feel out of place?

Not at all.  A large percentage of our learners are mature students simply keeping up to date with current standards.  Everybody is made to feel welcome in the centre.

Do I need to be clean shaven for a Breathing Apparatus exercise?

To get a good seal around the face it is recommended that delegates who use full working on set breathing apparatus or similar masks are clean shaven.  We do not insist on being clean shaven as you will be training with no real risk, however, your employer or supervisor may insist on you being clean shaven.

What is a first aider?

Someone who has a qualification that the HSE approves of an has undertaken training can call themselves a first aider.  This means that they must hold a valid certificate of competence in either; EFAW (Emergency First Aid at Work) issued by a training organisation approved by HSE or a recognised Awarding Body of Ofqual/SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority).

Why does an employer need to have First Aiders?

Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 state that an employer is required to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, personnel and facilities to ensure their employees receive attention immediately if they are injured or taken ill at work.  An employee who is injured or taken ill at work should receive immediate attention and this is the responsibility of the employer.  In cases where there is a significant risk, persistent poor compliance with the law or a disregard for established standards, the HSE will prosecute.