OPITO – Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET) with Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) 5750 Perth · Melbourne · Darwin
OPITO Approved Safety Course for Offshore Workplaces | Practice CA EBS Use Underwater
ERGT Australia’s Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET) with Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) course content covers offshore-specific safety induction, helicopter safety and escape, sea survival and first aid, fire fighting and self-rescue. The course addresses the principles of emergency breathing system use, the components and hazards associated and the actions to be taken when conducting pre-flight inspections. It also covers donning the life jacket correctly, buddy checks and emergency deployment in water.
This course is essential for personnel who are new to the offshore oil and gas industry. If you are unsure if this is the correct course for you, please check with your employer for specific training requirements for your role or call us if you have any queries before booking online.
This course includes essential content specific to travel over cold water, but is also suitable for those travelling over warm water environments.
The objectives of the BOSIET with CA-EBS training are the ability of delegates 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 water) – aviation lifejacket, transit suit and compressed air emergency breathing system (CA-EBS)
- 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 fire fighting equipment, and practise self-rescue techniques in low visibility situations to include smoke-filled areas.
For more information on the OPITO unit outcomes, please click here.
Medical and Health Standards
A current offshore or industry equivalent medical is required for this course. Please refer to the ERGT Medical Form for accepted medicals and requirements.
There is an increased risk of decompression sickness if you fly at altitude after breathing compressed air underwater. As per the Divers Alert Network (DAN) published Revised Flying After Diving Guidelines for Recreational Diving – May 2002, a minimum pre-flight surface interval of 12 hours is recommended. Trainees should take this into consideration when arranging for travel after course completion and refer to their company Health and Safety department for further advice.
Please bring swimwear and towel for in-water activities. Government-issued photo identification is required for course registration.
Structure and Assessment
This course is delivered through classroom presentations, group discussion and practical components within a simulated workplace environment. Trainees are required to demonstrate their competence through written assessment and practical exercises. Practical exercises include the trainee deploying the CA EBS with both hands, as well as purging and breathing off it whilst underwater. The CA EBS is not used during the Helicopter immersion exercises.
ERGT incorporate the use of Modular Egress Training Simulators (METS®) for HUET.
To maintain this certificate it is an OPITO requirement to revalidate every 4 years (FOET )
Authority / Regulator
This training is regulated and endorsed by OPITO, which is the global, not-for-profit, skills body for the energy industry.
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