Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET)


The BOSIET course is a minimum requirement to work offshore. The course consists of four modules; Safety Induction, Helicopter Safety and Escape (HUET), Sea Survival and First Aid, Fire Fighting and Self Rescue. The BOSIET is required for cold water areas and includes additional training in the use of survival suits and emergency breathing systems during the HUET module. The courses are OPITO accredited and successful completion results in an internationally recognised certification.

Note: Trainees are required to supply a completed medical clearance for the HUET component prior to starting the course, using the Medical Requirements Form . The clearance must be completed within three months of the start of the course.



Introduction to the BOSIET course.

2.5 days

Personnel who are new to the offshore oil and gas industry and require the safety and emergency response training and assessment requirements to work in an offshore, cold water* environment and covers warm water (tropical) environment also.

It is essential that competence be demonstrated in all parts of the course:

Safety induction:

  • Offshore hazards, their control and consequences
  • Waste disposal / environment awareness
  • How offshore safety is regulated
  • How offshore safety is managed
  • Procedures for prescribed medicines offshore
  • Alcohol and substance abuse policy
  • PPE requirements
  • Procedure for reporting incidents, accidents and near misses
  • Role of the medic

Helicopter Safety and Escape

  • Donning an aviation lifejacket
  • Actions in preparation for a helicopter ditching and an emergency landing
  • Actions following a variety of emergency scenarios with a helicopter including stable and unstable ditching.
  • Donning a transit type survival suit and Emergency Breathing System
  • Operation and use of an Emergency Breathing System (EBS)

Sea survival

  • Donning of a permanent buoyancy lifejacket prior to use in an emergency
  • Actions when mustering and boarding a survival craft (TEMPSC) as passenger during launching operations and actions during and after boarding a marine liferaft
  • The first aid actions suitable for use in a liferaft and TEMPSC
  • Fitting of a helicopter strop and body posture during winching.

Note: Denture problems may restrict participants ability to complete the EBS competency.


Trainees will demonstrate/explain/identify their level of knowledge, skills and understanding through oral and/or written questioning and practical activities.

On successful completion trainees will be issued with a Statement of Attainment in OPITO Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET), and a personalised BOSIET identity card.

In addition to the OPITO certification, a statement of Attainment will also be awarded for these units of competency:

  • PMAOHS214B Undertake Helicopter Safety and Escape
  • PMAOHS215B Apply Offshore Facility Abandonment and Sea Survival Procedures and Practices
  • MSAPMOHS212A Undertake First Response to Fire


7.5 hours of classroom theory PowerPoint presentations, including audio-visual material, practical desktop activities and discussion.

13.5 hours of practical components using specialised equipment in a range of work simulated scenarios.