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.
The course covers four key areas:
- Safety induction
- Firefighting and self-rescue
- Sea survival with first aid
- Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (including CA-EBS)
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.
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
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 Induction and Emergency Training. It is an essential requirement for anyone who is entering for the first time, or returning after a period of absence, the offshore industry. The course will equip them with the basic emergency response knowledge and skills for travelling to and from offshore installations by helicopter.
After training delegates will be able to Identify the generic hazards which are specific to offshore oil and gas installations, Identify key offshore related safety regulations, demonstrate, in a simulated environment, that they can use the safety equipment, and follow procedures in preparing for, and during helicopter emergencies, demonstrate sea survival and first aid techniques and demonstrate that they can effectively use basic firefighting equipment.
Delegates are required to undertake refresher training every four years, with this course called FOET Training (Further Offshore Emergency Training) and lasts approx. 1-day. Like BOSIET, FOET courses run every week at Clyde Training Solutions.
STCW or the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers was adopted on 7 July 1978 and entered into force on 28 April 1984. The main purpose of the Convention is to promote safety of life and property at sea, and it is these stringent standards that Clyde Training Solutions work and adhere to.
As well as the ease of access Clydebank offers for training delegates travelling from near or far, we also believe it is fitting that we play our part in allowing it to continue its rich history in shaping the maritime industry, through the provision of highly trained personnel.
STCW applies to all crew members regardless of rank who serve on sea-going merchant ships registered to a country that’s covered by the convention. The term “sea-going merchant ships” refers to all vessels engaged in commercial maritime operations whether it’s domestic or international voyages. The STCW Code doesn’t apply to seafarers serving on warships, naval auxiliaries or any other government ship engaged in non-commercial service as well as pleasure yachts, fishing vessels and wooden ships of primitive build.
As a result of the 2010 Manila Amendments, your STCW certificate is now only valid for 5 years. This means that anyone who completed their training over 5 years ago will need to do an STCW revalidation course.
GWO training is the minimum basic safety training for personnel working within the wind and renewable energy sector. It provides them with the skills and knowledge to work in a safe manner and appropriately respond to an emergency situation.
Our GWO Basic Safety Training Package covers four key areas:
Clyde Training Solutions is the latest in the range of services offered by The Clyde Group, building upon existing training courses provided by Clyde Marine Training, which since 2005 as part of its Short Courses division has been providing industry recognised and certified training courses for marine personnel.
The centre will house multiple classrooms, training pool, HUET (Helicopter Underwater Escape Training module, and full fire training ground complete with training stack and helideck to meet the highest level of industry standards. Crucially these facilities are all situated in the same location, meaning delegates can avoid unnecessary travel between sites.
The centre will boast 5 fully equipped and adaptable classrooms for a range of training needs, offering a capacity of up to 24 delegates per room,, before students head out to take part in practical training within the complex. With courses ranging from one to five days, we expect to accommodate thousands of delegates annually.
Originally planned to be built adjacent to the Clyde Group headquarters in Hillington Park, it soon became apparent that to realise the full scale and capacity required for marine and offshore training in Central Scotland, larger premises would be required. This led us to securing land in Clydebank, in the heartland of Scotland’s ship-building past, present and future, and which offers easy access from the road, rail and air network.
As well as the employment opportunities we are bringing to the local community, where possible we intend to source as many of the elements we require to run a successful training centre of this type, from catering through to gas supplies, as well as accommodation for those delegates travelling from further afield.
With excellent transport links and shorter travel times for delegates living in Scotland’s two largest cities and lowland areas, the centre will offer not only industry-leading training but also a more cost effective training solution.
We believe that Clyde Training Solutions central location, experienced and competent trainers, modern facilities and extensive range of courses all on one site, means that oil and gas companies will benefit through highly trained and competent staff, whilst making significant savings in the form of travel and accommodation requirements.