Tropical Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (TBOSIET)


The TBOSIET course is a minimum requirement to work offshore. The course consist of four modules; Safety Induction, Helicopter Safety and Escape (HUET), Sea Survival and First Aid, Fire Fighting and Self Rescue. The TBOSIET is required for tropical water areas. 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 TBOSIET course.


2 days

Tropical Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training is designed for personnel who are new to the offshore oil and gas industry and who require this safety and emergency response training and assessment to work in an offshore, warm water (tropical*) environment only.


To prepare participants for successful completion of assessment activities the following content is delivered:

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.

Sea Survival and First Aid:

  • 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.

Fire Fighting and Self Rescue:

  • Use of appropriate hand held portable fire extinguisher
  • Use of a small bore fire hose reel and fire blanket
  • Appropriate self rescue techniques using a smoke hood.


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

On successful completion trainees will be issued with:

  • Statement of Attainment in PMAOHS214B Undertake helicopter safety and escape
  • Statement of Attainment in PMAOHS215B Apply offshore facility abandonment and sea survival procedures and practices
  • Record of Achievement in OPITO Tropical Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (TBOSIET), and a TBOSIET identity card.
Classroom theory PowerPoint presentations, including audio-visual material, practical desktop activities and discussion, and practical components using specialised equipment in a range of work simulated scenarios.