Preparing for a career offshore? Let us help you get there! At Stream Marine Training, we are excited to help you embark on an exhilarating career in the offshore oil and gas industry. In this blog post we’re going to walk you through one of our most common OPITO BOSIET training courses. If you are new or returning to this field, our specialised OPITO Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training with Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (BOSIET CA-EBS) is designed just for you. This comprehensive course is your key to mastering essential safety and emergency response skills, ensuring you are fully prepared for the unique challenges of offshore work.


OPITO, the Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation, sets the benchmark for offshore safety training. The BOSIET CA-EBS course is specifically tailored to meet the initial safety and emergency response requirements for those traveling offshore, particularly by helicopter. This training covers everything from safety induction to sea survival, with a special focus on the use of the Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS).

Course Overview: Your Path to Safety and Competence

  1. Safety Induction: Familiarise yourself with the offshore oil and gas industry, including its hazards and the measures to mitigate these risks. Understanding the operational environment and safety protocols is the first step to ensuring your safety.
  2. Helicopter Safety and Escape: Learn how to safely travel by helicopter to offshore installations, with practical training in Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET). This module focuses on effective escape techniques following helicopter ditching, a critical skill for offshore workers.
  3. Sea Survival: Gain hands-on experience in sea survival techniques. This part of the course covers the use of life rafts, personal survival equipment, and basic first aid skills, preparing you to respond promptly to emergencies at sea.
  4. Firefighting and Self-Rescue: Equip yourself with essential firefighting skills and self-rescue techniques. Training includes the use of basic firefighting equipment and navigating smoke-filled environments, even in low visibility situations.
  5. Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS): This module trains you in the proper use of the CA-EBS, a vital piece of equipment for offshore helicopter travel. You’ll learn how to handle emergencies efficiently and safely with this system.

Why Choose Stream Marine Training?

  1. State-of-the-Art Facilities: Our Glasgow training centre features advanced simulators and equipment, providing a realistic and immersive training experience.
  2. Experienced Instructors: Learn from industry experts who bring a wealth of real-world knowledge to the classroom. Their insights are invaluable for preparing you for offshore work.
  3. Globally Recognised Certification: Completing the BOSIET CA-EBS course at our OPITO-approved centre ensures you receive a certification that is valid for four years and recognised worldwide, enhancing your career prospects.
  4. Comprehensive and Engaging Training: Our course is designed to be thorough and engaging, blending theoretical knowledge with practical skills. This approach ensures you are well-prepared for any offshore emergency.

Prerequisites for the Course

Before enrolling, ensure you meet the following prerequisites:

  • Possess a valid Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) offshore medical certificate or an equivalent medical certificate.
  • Have a certificate of fitness for shallow water CA-EBS training from an OGUK examining doctor.
  • Confirm, to the best of your knowledge, that you have no medical conditions that would prevent you from participating in the training.

Certification and Revalidation

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive an OPITO Approved certificate, valid for four years. To maintain your certification, you will need to revalidate through Further Offshore Emergency Training (FOET) courses.

Who Should Enroll?

This course is perfect for individuals new or returning to the offshore oil and gas industry, especially those who will be using a CA-EBS during offshore helicopter travel. Our BOSIET CA-EBS training meets industry standards for initial offshore safety and emergency response training, providing you with a competitive edge in your career.

Ready to Embark on Your Offshore Journey?

At Stream Marine Training, your safety and success are our top priorities. Join us in Glasgow for the OPITO BOSIET CA-EBS course and take the first step toward a rewarding offshore career. Enroll now to boost your preparedness and safety standards, ensuring a successful and safe offshore journey.

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