What is Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET)?

The emergency training that is offered to people who work in an offshore facility or are about to join offshore vessels is known as BOSIET (Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training). BOSIET is a very simple training program that covers all major and minor points of safe working in the offshore facility. The course duration is mainly of three days. The various aspects of the BOSIET training program can be explained below:

  • The first step in the offshore training program is about Safety Inductions. This aspect deals with all the necessary steps that a newly inducted person is required to follow while working in the oil drill. Points on how to react in case there is any emergency situation like fire, accidents of waste-water disposal systems and drugs and alcohol abuse are covered under this BOSIET head.
  • The second step in the BOSIET emergency training about Safety and Escaping. This point covers all about training a person on how to board a helicopter in case of an emergency, how to use breathing equipments in case of any hazard and how to help co-workers during a critical situation.

Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training

  • Sea Survival is the third aspect of BOSIET. This includes the point of knowing when to abandon the offshore drill and how to survive in the high sea for extended periods of time until rescue operators arrive on the scene.
  • Fire fighting and Self-Rescue is the fourth point covered by BOSIET. Fire fighting application in offshore drill areas includes knowledge about operating hoses and other smaller fire extinguishers. In addition, workers also need to know about the causes and reasons for the start of fire. Other points in the fourth BOSIET emergency training deal with individual safety in case of reduced sight due to smoke.

BOSIET is just a first step in terms of offshore survival training courses. After gaining the required safety training through BOSIET, a person can opt for further emergency training courses. The validity of this course is for four years. After the validity period is over, in order to continue with the validation there is a refresher course that is also offered. The duration of the refresher course is one day. If by any chance, an offshore oil drill worker fails to take the refresher course then the person has to repeat the entire BOSIET test again to continue working in the oil drill.

Helicopter Underwater Evacuation Training
Offshore industry workers during HUET (Helicopter Underwater Evacuation Training) in training centre


The BOSIET emergency training is offered in all countries. The training that is imparted contains both theory and practical application so that the learner can understand all the aspects easily. The total hours of training comes to around 22.5 hours. In order to certify that a person has successfully completed the training, a certificate is issued to the person.

Working in offshore areas is very difficult. But, as much as risky offshore drill areas are, it cannot be denied that they are equally necessary. This is why with the help of BOSIET a very important preventive measure towards reducing the chances of any human loss is carried out.

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  1. Dear Sirs,

    I live now in Japan. I am looking for a BOSIET course providers in Japan.

    I found in the above that you wrote “The BOSIET emergency training is offered in all countries.” It would be appreciated if you could let me know contact addresses of the BOSIET course providers in Japan.


    Seiichi Anase

  2. i want to start a school for offshore safety courses in new delhi, india. please assist me how i can get license for it,.
    regards satendra

  3. @ Satendra Kumar : You have to take approval from DG shipping of India. Please Visit their Website for further information.

  4. Dear Sirs,

    I live now in Kazakhstan. I am looking for a BOSIET course providers in Kazakhstan.

    It would be appreciated if you could let me know contact addresses of the BOSIET course providers in Kazakhstan.



  5. Dear Sir,

    I am a graduate mechanical engineer & i want to start a career in offshore oil rig & i want to know that is it mandatory to do BOSIET training Course & if yes ,then tell me the Institute in India.

  6. @ Vishal: Yes, it is mandatory course for starting a career in offshore.
    Recommended place to do this course on following institute in India-
    Naval Maritime Academy, MUMBAI

  7. Hello,i just finished a Marine offshore training cause in Singapore,but don’t have additional qualification can i work with just that?

  8. Dear All,

    I am an EMT-P working with American comp I want to do BOSEIT / HUEIT. please let me know any center in India.

  9. hi
    this is jay
    i am driller at onshore but i got offer from offshore drilling so i want bosiet (offshore survival certificate)
    any center in mumbai (INDIA) PLEASE till me all detail and address …………

  10. Dear Sir

    I have 6years exp in oil & gas onshore as a Instrument Technician. Now i would like to work offshore. so

    Is there any recoganized institute conducting BOSIET in Tamil Nadu?.if there let me know my e-mail: gilenregis@yahoo.in

  11. Hello sir,
    I want to change carrier Construction,Marine to offshore rigs.
    Present I am working as Foreman-Marine.
    So what Certificates needs.
    Where in India. Please guide me – Thanks

  12. is there any Opito approved BOSIET in kerala..?? ur reply will be great… thanks in advance..

  13. I want to start a course on BOSIET course in Mumbai. Please advice me how to get study material/CD/VCD, book,hand out,video and other relevant items.

  14. please lemme know the location for the Bosiet course in kuwait if possible on above email.

  15. Dear Gaurav, As per my knowledge, their is no approved institute in Delhi which conducts BOSIET course

  16. Dear,
    Its Urgent, please any approved Institute BOSIET COURSES IN KOLKOTA. Please address n ph no or Course fees.

  17. Dear sir,

    I had already STCW 95 can I do bosite also?
    What is the difference between STCW 95 and BOSITE?

  18. @Siva: STCW95 is the basic training and certification you need to go to see for getting into a shipping career. If you are joining an offshore company or job, you need to additionally do BOSIET course.

  19. Hello everyone,
    could anyone please guide on the best institute for bosiet in India . preferably in mumbai.



  21. Hi,

    In order to start a training institute initially only for BOSIET, which approvals are a must? Any approval from DGShipping and other government related authorities needed?

    Thanks in advance for the information.


  22. Dear Anish,

    I am currently working In Kuwait, Do you know of any institutes from where I can do BOSIET course in Kuwait.

  23. this is benalewa, training coordinator -cptl
    Many training centers implement BOSIET, but the question is whether Opito is sufficient alone as an accredited body for these centers, in another way in the case that Opito did not accredit this center, is this sufficient reason for avoid such center

  24. Dear Sir,
    I’m working in Kuwait. i want to know about the courses to be done for offshore rigging work and courses fee.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Alfaz Sheikh

  25. What exactly is the difference between USCG approved basic safety course PLUS HUET and/or THUET? I can not see any difference at all and wondering WHY companies will only accept BOSIET when a person already has BST + HUET + THUET (+ basic fire fighting + advanced fire fighting + approved USCG assessor and TEACHER of those courses).
    WHY do the personnel departments of the oil majors not know what these courses consist of? WHY are they not required to understand that there is NO DIFFERENCE and so should not force prospective employees to re-take the same course 3++++ times?

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