What is OPITO?
If you are employed in the oil and gas industry, you are probably familiar with the term OPITO. The abbreviation OPITO stands for Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization. The goal of the organization is to achieve globally accepted guidelines for the oil and gas industry.
OPITO was established in 1977 to ensure safety in the oil and gas industry. In addition, the Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization wants to help the industry with innovations and job creation. In collaboration with industry stakeholders, OPITO identifies the needs and requirements for new and improved training and competency standards for both onshore and offshore.
Because being employed in the offshore industry often comes with a lot of dangers and the work is conducted at open sea, the right medical and safety training is of vital importance. Emergency services can be miles away and therefore take much longer to get to the scene of the accident compared to when something happens on the mainland.
By taking OPITO approved Training, employees that work on an offshore installation gain an understanding of how things work on an offshore installation and how to respond in the event of an emergency.
OPITO BOSIET CA-EBS (5750)
The preferred Offshore Emergency Survival Course for the Offshore Oil & Gas Industry globally is called Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET) with Compressed Air EBS. This course is accepted across the world by most International Operators and National Oil Companies. Depending on where you are travelling offshore in the world, BOSIET CA-EBS or the refresher FOET CA-EBS may be required. The BOSIET with CA-EBS certificate has a validity of 4 years. BOSIET CA-EBS consists of: Safety Induction, Helicopter Safety & Escape, Sea Survival (including Emergency First Aid and Lifeboat) and Fire Fighting & Self Rescue (including Fire Extinguisher Training).
OPITO T-HUET with CA-EBS (5194)
Since June 2019, FMTC Safety in Houma is offering the combined OPITO T-HUET with CA-EBS (in-water) courses. The traditional OPITO T-HUET course will be replaced by the OPITO T-HUET with CA-EBS and will comply with the updated GOM Operator requirements. The course duration is seen as 1 day. The course maximum is 16 delegates.
OPITO FOET CA-EBS (5850) Refresher Course for BOSIET CA-EBS
Every 4 years you must renew your OPITO certificate. This is done by undertaking the refresher course Further Offshore Emergency Training (FOET) with CA-EBS. The course duration is seen as 8 hours. The course maximum is 16 delegates.
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