Further Offshore Emergency Training (FOET) with EBS

This course is designed to meet further offshore emergency training requirements for personnel working in the offshore oil and gas industry who will be supplied with a rebreather emergency breathing system (EBS) during offshore helicopter travel.


An OPITO approved FOET certificate will be awarded to students who successfully complete the theory and all practical components of the course. Results will be submitted to OPITO.

Unit Standard: FOET with EBS OPITO Standard Code 5858

Course Content

The course focuses on:

  • Firefighting and self-rescue practice
  • Emergency first aid theory and practice
  • Helicopter safety and escape theory and practice

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate in a simulated environment, that they can use the safety equipment and follow procedures in preparing for and during helicopter emergencies – with particular focus on escaping from a helicopter following ditching.
  • Demonstrate that they can use basic firefighting equipment effectively, and use self rescue techniques in low visibility and completely obscured visibility situations e.g. smoke filled areas.
  • Demonstrate that they can perform basic first aid.

Course structure

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

Course prerequisites

The FOET (with EBS) is open to those who have a valid (in-date) OPITO-approved BOSIET (with CA-EBS), BOSIET, TBOSIET, FOET (with CA-EBS), FOET or TFOET certificate.

Forward Dating

Refresher training (FOET with EBS) can be undertaken up to three months prior to the expiry date marked on your existing in-date valid BOSIET or FOET certificate.  This allows you to book in advance at a time to suit your schedule without losing any time. 

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

A multi choice assessment is undertaken after delivery of the first aid and helicopter theory components. Practical assessments 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 within 4 years prior to expiry date otherwise a full BOSIET is required.

Items to bring

  • Photo ID.
  • Comfortable clothing suitable for participating in practical exercises.
  • Swimming attire and towel.
  • Thermal top to wear under dry suit (optional).
  • Covered-in footwear. (Safety footwear optional otherwise gumboots can be provided)
  • Spare pair of socks.
  • Water bottle


A current MEDICAL is MANDATORY prior to course commencement. All students who participate 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

1 Day


Wood Training Centre
26 Manadon St
New Plymouth


$1325 + 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

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

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.


Fantastic.  Exceptional.  Really enjoyed it.

Contract Resources

Best course I have done.  Great.

Cowley Services

Great course well run and so good having it local.  While the course is a requirement it is well run and enjoyable to do.

RD2 Electrical

Excellent!!  Always great to come back for a refresher - Tutor was vibrant and kept everyone's interests peaked - Excellent overall knowledge - Cheers.

Wells I & E

Great day of training!


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