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OPITO Tropical Courses

Do you work in the oil and gas industry in a tropical area? Then it might be mandatory to have an OPITO Tropical Course certificate. These courses are especially designed and adjusted for working in a tropical environment. FMTC Safety is certified by OPITO. The courses always continue whenever it suits you best. Book your OPITO Tropical Course easily online.



OPITO stands for Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation. T-BOSIET stands for Tropical Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training. BOSIET is the standard basic training for the offshore oil and gas industry all over the globe.

What does the OPITO T-BOSIET consist of?

The training consists of a multitude of modules, including helicopter safety and HUET, sea survival and First Aid, as well as.

How is the OPITO T-BOSIET with EBS taught?

The OPITO T-BOSIET consists of a theoretical and practical part.

What is the purpose of the OPITO T-BOSIET?

OPITO T-BOSIET will allow the delegate to understand the dangers and risks in the offshore oil and gas industry and how to act accordingly in emergency situations. The delegate will also learn how to save themselves, provide First Aid and fight fires.

Is OPITO T-BOSIET mandatory to work offshore?

Yes. In order to work offshore, OPITO T-BOSIET or NOGEPA 0.5 basic Offshore Safety are the minimum.

Which certificates will I receive after the course?

At successful completion of the course, the delegate receives an OPITO T-BOSIET (5501)

How long does the OPITO T-BOSIET certificate remain valid?

The certificate is only valid for 4 years. After that, you must take the OPITO FOET course (a one-day refresher course), so the delegate stays sharp and is made aware of new developments.

My OPITO T-BOSIET certificate is expired. What now?

You will have to take the T-BOSIET course again. Or you can do the E-BOSIET course. This is a one day practical course at our training centre. You can do the theoretical part online.

At what times does training take place?

The practical training starts at 7:30 (AM).

Is food provided for or should I bring this myself?

Lunch is provided by FMTC. Tea and coffee are also available.

What do I need to bring to this course?

If you have a Personal Safety Logbook and/or Seaman book, you must bring them in order to have them updated. The required safety materials are provided for by the FMTC.

Note that you will be notified of all required materials in the confirmation e-mail when booking the course.

In which language is this course taught?

All our courses are taught in English.

On which date is this course available for booking?

All the green dates on the calendar on the course page are available. This is a real-time display of the available dates.

At what time should I book a flight back?

We advise you to book your flight 2 hours after the end of the course, at a minimum.

Do I need a medical examination for this course?

OPITO courses do not require an examination.

How do I book a medical examination?

When a medical examination is required, this can be noted on the same booking form. If the course has already been booked, you can send an e-mail or call us to let us know.

When will I have my medical examination if I booked this through FMTC?

After the booking, you will receive a confirmation. In the meantime, a request will be sent to the doctor. The doctor will plan the medical examination. On the following work day at the latest, you will receive the confirmation of your appointment with date, time and location.

How can I book a hotel?

When a hotel is required, this can be indicated on the same booking form. If the course has already been booked, you can send an e-mail or call us to let us know.

OPITO Tropical Courses

OPITO has designed specific courses for tropical environments. The weather conditions in these parts of the world are so different that courses had to be adjusted to that. The T-BOSIET (Tropical BOSIET) course is mandatory for everyone that wants to work in the oil and gas industry in tropical environments. This certificate is valid for 4 years, after which a refresher course, the T-FOET course, needs te be done. Without the T-HUET certificate you are not allowed to enter a helicopter, which is often necessary to reach the platform you need to work on. This module is included in the T-BOSIET and T-FOET, but can also be taken separately.

What is OPITO?

OPITO is established in 1977 and stands for Offshore Petroleum Industry Training organisation. They are the counterpart of NOGEPA and have the same interests. While NOGEPA operates only in Dutch area’s, OPITO wants to have globally recognised guidelines for the oil and gas industry. This way, OPITO ensures the safety in the oil and gas industry with specific requirements and needs for training, because good medical and safety training is very important for the oil and gas industry. Employees are often self-reliant, which means they need enough medical and safety knowledge to safely do their daily work.

Besides monitoring the training standard, OPITO wants to help with innovations for the offshore and onshore oil and gas sector.

OPITO Tropical Courses at FMTC Safety

FMTC Safety offers various Tropical Courses of OPITO at their locations worldwide. These courses are all adjusted for tropical environments. You can do the T-BOSIET, T-FOET and T-HUET as basic courses. Furthermore, we offer the Travel Safely by Boat course as an addition to the basic tropical courses.

In addition, the T-BOSIET course is also available as e-learning course. During the T-BOSIET e-learning course, the delegate learns the theory at their desired location and time and does the practical exercises at one of our locations. This way you can save time and money.

Besides the OPITO Tropical Courses, FMTC Safety also offers a wide range of OPITO Basic Courses and OPITO Specialist courses.

FMTC Safety

FMTC Safety provides multiple OPITO courses. These courses always continue when it suits you best. All the instructors are certificate and have many stories from the field to share.

Do you have any questions about the OPITO Tropical Courses or do you need help with booking your course? Please, do not hesitate to contact us via +31 (0) 85 – 130 74 61 or info@fmtcsafety.com.

Maybe you do not need an OPITO course. Have a look at our other maritime, GWO and industry courses instead.

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