Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training (BOSIET) with EBS

This course is designed to meet the requirements of basic offshore safety induction and emergency training for the oil and gas industry personnel.


An OPITO approved BOSIET certificate (and ID Card) will be awarded to students who successfully complete theory and practical course components. Results submitted to OPITO.

Unit Standard: BOSIET with EBS OPITO Standard Code 5700

Course Content

The course focuses on:

Safety Induction

  • Offshore hazards.
  • Waste disposal/environment awareness.
  • Role of the HSE/offshore safety regulations.
  • Permit to work.
  • Procedures for prescribed medicines offshore.
  • Alcohol and substance abuse policy.
  • PPE requirements.
  • Procedure for reporting incidents, accidents and near misses.
  • Role of the medic.

Firefighting and Self Rescue

  • Use of appropriate hand held portable fire extinguishers.
  • Use of a small bore fire hose reel and a fire blanket.
  • Appropriate self-rescue techniques using a smoke hood.

Sea Survival and First Aid

  • Actions when mustering and boarding a survival craft (TEMPSC) as a passenger during launching operations.
  • Individual and group in water survival techniques.
  • Fitting of a helicopter strop and body posture during winching.
  • First Aid – Basic.

Helicopter Underwater Escape Training and EBS

  • Donning an immersion suit and Lifejacket air pocket plus (LAP).
  • Actions in preparation for a helicopter ditching and an emergency landing.
  • Don and operate an Emergency Breathing System (EBS). Actions following: a controlled emergency descent to a dry landing. A controlled ditching on water. A partial submersion of an aircraft. An aircraft capsize in water.

Course structure

The course is a combination of theoretical and practical sessions. Students are assessed continuously during the course.

Medical requirements

Prior to undertaking the course we must be provided with a copy of one of the following:

  1. a) a Wood Training OPITO Medical Declaration and Screening form – with a sign off from a General Practitioner, OR
  2. b) a Wood Training OPITO Medical Declaration and Screening  form – with a current OGUK medical (for going offshore), OR
  3. c) a Wood Training OPITO Medical Declaration and Screening form – with an approved equivalent of an offshore medical (organisation specific).

Assessment process

Theory assessment completed morning of day 1 followed by practical assessments which takes place when the student is ready/has shown that they can perform all tasks required. If a student is deemed not competent, the process for reassessment will be advised by the instructor.


Valid for 4 years. Must be renewed prior to expiry date by attending a FOET course otherwise a full BOSIET is required.

Items to bring

  • Photo ID.
  • Comfortable clothing for theory sessions.
  • Swimming attire and towel.
  • Thermal top to wear under dry suit (optional).
  • Covered-in footwear (Note safety boots required for entry to Port Taranaki when conducting TEMPSC activity).
  • Safety boots and a spare pair of socks.
  • Water bottle.


A current Medical Certificate accompanied by a Wood Training Medical Self Declaration and Screening form OR  GP-signed Wood Training Medical Self Declaration and Screening form is MANDATORY prior to course commencement.  All students participating in this course which has physically demanding and potentially stressful elements must be physically and mentally capable of participating fully.


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Course Length

2 days


Wood Training Centre
26 Manadon St
New Plymouth


$2145 + GST per person

Group rates available

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Important Information

Student Handbook

Terms and Conditions

OPITO Pre Course Information


If working offshore not in NZ waters, you may require a CA-EBS certification; the Wood Training course covers EBS.

Meet The Trainers

Ryan Moss

Ryan Moss

Ryan Moss

Coming from a business background, Ryan worked in the offshore industry before moving onshore to pursue a career as a fire and marine trainer. He has Emergency Care, Fire and Rescue qualifications as well as in the areas of Adult Education and Training. Ryan volunteers his time to work with St John Ambulance as an ambulance officer and as a senior fire fighter with Fire Emergency New Zealand. Ryan stands out as a well-rounded emergency response professional with experience across multiple areas.

Chris Davidson

Chris Davidson

Chris Davidson

Qualified Off-Shore Master, Deckhand, Fast Rescue Boat to name just a few, Chris is our lead Marine Trainer.  He holds a qualification in Adult Education and is a qualified OPITO instructor with years of experience at sea as well as in the training and management arena.  His expertise in things marine is without parallel and his passion for health and safety places him at the top of his game.

Stephen Ritson

Stephen Ritson

Stephen Ritson

Steve’s background includes serving with the Royal Marines Commando, a teacher of Art and Design, Fire Fighter (NZFS), Ship Security Officer maintaining security. His personal passion lies with mountaineering and climbing, bringing valuable rope skills and rescue to the Industrial rope access industry. Steve has a strong understanding of teams working under high pressure in high hazard and high stress environments. He holds a postgraduate Certificate in Education as well as qualifications in Training, Assessment, Rope Access and Occupation and Health and Safety.

Jonathan (Jono) Miller

Jonathan (Jono) Miller

Jonathan (Jono) Miller

Instructing in First Aid from mid-2006, Jon is an experienced first aid instructor.  Jon’s sense of humour and on the job stories ensure engaging and relevant training whenever he delivers. Jon has extended his safety training skills over the years now also delivers our Helicopter Underwater Escape Training courses and continues to deliver training with freshness and relevance


Great course.  I feel safe and confident with the new skills acquired.  Awesome instructors and great facilities.  Loved it and highly recommend it to all.

Programmed Total Marine Services

Excellent standard of training. Good knowledge well delivered.


Well organised, good quality course material and well delivered.

Maersk Drilling

Best Wood Training I have received.


As a female in the Maritime industry it's tough to come to courses sometimes, but with the right tutors and awesome people it's a supportive learning environment. Well done team.

Alexis Bannister - Maritime NZ

Amazing experience, really good learning material

Bridon Cookes

Very Informative course. Structured to the right level and an excellent Instructor.

Grant Bowling

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