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Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training (BOSIET) with CA-EBS and Escape Chute Training

About this course

This course is designed for new entrants to the offshore oil and gas industry in the areas of offshore activity using compressed air emergency breathing systems (CAEBS) (see note below). Most offshore oil and gas installations, wind farm and vessel operators require their employees, contractors and, in some cases, even visitors to undertake this training prior to travelling offshore. 

The training covers the requirements for areas of offshore activities where compressed air emergency breathing systems (CAEBS) are in use. Inclusive escape chute training (ECT) meets mandatory or company specific training requirements with this safety equipment. The combined training program is fully approved by OPITO, with supporting certification (see below) and both accredited to the Vantage database upon successful completion. 

Please also note the reference to MIST, below.


Please Note: As of 26th March 2018 onwards, OPITO require delegates to participate in CA-EBS In Water Training (IWT) exercises. As a result, delegates undertaking OPITO BOSIET/HUET/FOET with CA-EBS courses will have to provide both the following at the point of enrolment:

1.       Valid OGUK Medical/or valid Offshore medical issued by a body outside of the UK (recognised as equivalent to the OGUK). Other medical certificates recognised by the Diving at Work Regulations 1997 exemption DWR/1 of 2018 as being equivalent to an Oil and Gas UK Offshore medical certificate are:

  • Netherlands Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Association Medical
  • Norwegian Directorate of Health (Petroleum Sector medical)
  • UK ENG-1 Seafarers Medical.


2.       A ‘Fit’ or ‘Unfit’ to undertake shallow water CA-EBS training certificate issued by a registered OGUK examiner.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Delegates who possess a valid and current HSE certificate of medical fitness provided by an Approved Medical Examiner of Diving (AMED) will not be required to undertake 1) and 2) above as they have already met the requirements of the Diving at Work Regulations 1997. Delegates must bring their dive medical (as above) to course enrolment on day one. For guidance regarding HSE approved diving medicals, please refer to this link.  

Further details regarding this (including procedure if delegates arrive without the necessary pre-requisites) can be found at the following links:

  • Warsash Maritime Academy CA-EBS pre-requisite flow chart
  • OPITO CA-EBS course FAQs:       

The above does not apply to delegates completing courses with LAPS Rebreather.

Course content

The combined course consists of two OPITO-approved training programmes:

1. Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET) provides students with a basic understanding and awareness of the hazards encountered during travel to offshore installations and the emergency procedures to be followed in the event of an offshore incident. The training is based on four modules:

    1. Safety induction
    2. Sea survival (including first aid)
    3. Fire fighting and self-rescue
    4. Helicopter safety and escape training including HUET (helicopter underwater escape training) with CAEBS.

This training provides students with a basic understanding and awareness of the hazards encountered during travel to offshore installations and the emergency procedures to be followed in the event of an offshore incident. Certification is valid for four years from the date of issue.

2. Escape chute training - introduces both theoretical knowledge and practical exercises in the safe use of escape chutes increasingly used on offshore installations and vessels. Certification is valid for four years from the date of issue.

Escape chute training is an additional module developed by OPITO and acceptable under the Mutual Recognition of Basic and Refresher Safety and Emergency Preparedness Training agreement between Oil and Gas UK, Norsk olje og gass (Norway), olie gas danmark (Denmark) and NOGEPA (Netherlands).

The Mutual Recognition document has been in effect since November 2007 and was revised in September 2014 to continue harmonising offshore survival training standards within sectors of the European North Sea. The course will satisfy the offshore survival training requirements for personnel intending to work in European sectors requiring compressed air emergency breathing systems (CAEBS). For European sectors not using CA-EBS please refer to the Mutual Recognition document to determine course applicability.

See our Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training with EBS and escape chute training course if you require emergency breathing system training (currently used in many areas of offshore activity outside UK and Dutch North Sea sectors).

You will be eligible to receive a discounted course fee if you book a Minimum Industry Safety Training (MIST) course with either BOSIET with Escape Chute Training or BOSIET with CAEBS and Escape Chute Training.

How to book

Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course:

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 5004 

Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 16.30

Online bookings will be confirmed with joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment should be received in the normal way.

Please ensure you follow the booking process and do not enter payment details more than once, unless you are booking more than one course. If you experience any issues, please email

Your joining instructions will tell you which campus your training will take place at - please read carefully and take note.

Course availability and booking

Date Places Fee Book
Thursday 28 March 2019 Yes POA Enquire
Monday 1 April 2019 Yes £1055 Book
Tuesday 23 April 2019 Yes £1055 Book
Thursday 2 May 2019 No POA Enquire
Monday 13 May 2019 Yes £1055 Book
Thursday 16 May 2019 Yes POA Enquire
Tuesday 28 May 2019 Yes £1055 Book
Monday 10 June 2019 Yes £1055 Book
Monday 24 June 2019 Yes £1055 Book
Monday 8 July 2019 Yes £1055 Book
Monday 22 July 2019 Yes £1055 Book

Course information

Next available date

Thursday 28 March 2019


3 days






Continuous assessment with written, oral and practical elements.

Teaching methods

Theory and practical sessions.

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