FAQ

If you want to work in the oil and gas industry you require an offshore survival certificate which is also known as the RGIT or the BOSIET.

There are many variations depending on where you are based but BOSIET training with CA-EBS is the minimum requirement for offshore workers in the UK sector of the North Sea. If you’re platform based you might also require a MIST (Minimum Industry Safety Training) certificate and some employers request this regardless.

Other countries outside the UK might have different requirements. For example in Norway, your UK certificates are accepted but Norwegian Escape Chute Training is also required.

BOSIET training (Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training) is the minimum requirement for offshore workers in the North Sea. This three-day course is designed to equip offshore workers with the skills and knowledge required for working offshore which includes helicopter travel.

The course covers four key areas:

  • Safety induction
  • Firefighting and self-rescue
  • Sea survival with first aid
  • Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (including CA-EBS)
OPITO stands for Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization. It’s a UK based training organisation for the oil and gas sector which sets industry standards in emergency response, industry training and competence.

HUET (Helicopter Underwater Escape Training) equips delegates with knowledge and skills you need to escape from a helicopter in water in the event of an emergency. It forms part of BOSIET and it can also be undertaken as a stand-alone course.

Many employers require you to have a BOSIET and MIST certificate. MIST (Minimum Industry Safety Training) is a two-day course which introduces delegates to the key basic safety elements required by all employees working in the oil and gas industry.

The course covers nine key areas:

  • Introduction to the hazardous offshore environment
  • Working safely including safety observations systems
  • Tasks that require a permit to work
  • Personal responsibility in maintaining asset integrity
  • Using Manual Handling Techniques every day
  • Controlling the use of hazardous substances offshore
  • Knowledge and practices of working at height
  • Being aware of mechanical lifting activities
BOSIET training with CA-EBs costs £700 excluding VAT. If you require BOSIET with CAEBS and EBS you need to undertake the combined course which costs £775 excluding VAT. For experienced offshore workers looking to revalidate their certificate, FOET training costs £400 excluding VAT.
A BOSIET (Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training) certificate lasts four years. Before it expires, you need to complete FOET training with CA-EBS which validates the certificate for a further four years.

Experienced offshore workers who already hold a BOSIET certificate are required to undertake Further Offshore Emergency Training (FOET) every four years to revalidate their certificate. This gives delegates a chance to practise and establish emergency response skills that are not usually possible to replicate during drills, exercises and offshore training that take place in the work environment.

BOSIET stands for Basic Offshore Safety