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MIST - Minimum Industry Safety Training - OPITO Approved

About this course

This two-day course is an introductory safety training programme aimed at providing awareness of the major accident hazards, work place hazards and associated controls to be found on offshore installations.

In addition to the BOSIET training requirements, many offshore oil and gas operators in the world have now made this training mandatory for all new entrants to the oil and gas industry. 

A MIST course can be taken prior to or after the BOSIET course, and therefore caters for personnel who may already have a BOSIET but haven't been offshore.

The programme is designed to introduce the fundamental safety elements of the offshore oil and gas industry to new starts, giving an appreciation of the potential hazards and controls that might be encountered by personnel offshore.

Each module within MIST has been designed to focus the student's attention on their personal responsibility for safety thus influencing behaviour and attitude towards co-workers, the installation and the environment. The course consists of the following five modules:

  • Major Accident Hazards.
  • Workplace Hazards and Personal Safety.
  • Risk Management.
  • Control of Work.
  • Helicopter Safety.

The combined training programme is fully approved by OPITO with supporting certification and accredited to the Vantage database on successful completion.

You will be eligible to receive a discounted course fee if you book a MIST course with either BOSIET and Escape Chute Training, BOSIET with Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System and Escape Chute Training, FOET and Escape Chute Training, or FOET with Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System 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 10 October 2019 Yes £475 Book
Thursday 5 December 2019 Yes £475 Book
Thursday 6 February 2020 Yes £475 Book
Thursday 2 April 2020 Yes £475 Book
Thursday 11 June 2020 Yes £475 Book
Thursday 16 July 2020 Yes £475 Book

Course information

Next available date

Thursday 10 October 2019


2 Days






Continuous written and/or computer based assessment and oral questioning.

Teaching methods

Theoretical and practical sessions


Although there are no specific medical requirements for this course, personnel must have a current offshore medical certificate before being allowed to work offshore.

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