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Changes to OPITO training

01 July 2016

Last February, OPITO has introduced the UK BOSIET, UK FOET and the UK HUET. With these OPITO training, especially for the UK sector, the EBS module was cancelled and replaced by the CA-EBS module. The demand for CA-EBS trainings is however growing globally. Due to this increasing demand for CA-EBS trainings worldwide, it has been decided to implement a new OPITO standard on a global scale.

The new OPITO standard

In the new OPITO standard, the module LAPP/EBS has been replaced by module CA-EBS. This means that the trainee during these renewed OPITO trainings will no longer have LAPP/EBS modules offered. They will only practice the CA-EBS module. The OPITO trainings with the new standard can be recognized by the name OPITO BOSIET with CA-EBS, OPITO FOET with CA-EBS and OPITO HUET with CA-EBS, and the training codes BOSIET with CA-EBS (5750), FOET with CA-EBS (5850) and HUET with CA-EBS (5295).

Which OPITO standard is suitable?

The new OPITO standard is valid worldwide. However, EBS is used more for practice. Worldwide, most helicopter flights use CA-EBS and trainings can be done with the new OPITO standard. In some countries the EBS is still used in flights, so the old standard is better to follow. Do note that the client/employer will have the final say in this, so always ask for advice just to be sure.

OPITO certificate old standard

Have you recently achieved your BOSIET, FOET or HUET certificate with the old standard? Then this certificate will remain valid until the expiration date as stated on the certificate. When you then follow the refresher training, you can train the training according to the new OPITO standard.

OPITO registration costs with the CA-EBS training

From July 1st, 2016, OPITO charges € 12,- registration costs for the OPITO CA-EBS training. With all other OPITO trainings, these registration costs were already calculated in. This means that, when the OPITO CA-EBS is booked in combination with the old OPITO BOSIET/FOET/HUET/CA-EBS, double registration costs must be paid.

More information

Are you not sure what OPITO training you will need or would you like more information about the new OPITO standard? Do not doubt and contact us. We are available by phone (+31) 020 – 811 43 34 or via info@fmtcsafety.com.

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