Tropical Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training
Incorporating Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET)

IFAP’s TBOSIET course has been developed to be an internationally accepted warm water course covering Helicopter underwater Escape Training (HUET), related sea survival and an introduction to offshore work (permit-to-work, OSH regulations, first aid reminder etc). The TBOSIET is recognised and accepted as the ‘Fit for Purpose’ internationally recognised standard in most SE Asian and Middle Eastern countries (Brunei, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Abu Dhabi, Azabyjan). An IFAP issued TBOSIET is recognised by all OPITO approved training centres worldwide.

TBOSIET certificate holders can also easily upgrade to the BOSIET qualification required for the North Sea and other cold water areas. Participants upgrading will need to complete additional HUET simulator exercises while wearing a transit suit and using an emergency breathing system. This upgrade course is available at IFAP and most other OPITO approved facilities who hold both the BOSIET and TBOSIET approvals.

This course is designed to equip offshore personnel with the knowledge, skills and confidence to respond appropriately in the event of an emergency whilst offshore and to enhance their survivability in the event of an emergency through the proper use of emergency equipment and procedures.

Designed For

This course is designed for those who require an OPITO approved TBOSIET course in order to work in the Offshore and/or Maritime Industry.

Entry Requirements

Some IFAP training may require the participants to prove they are medically and physically capable to undertake the training required. These details are provided on enrolment.

Expected Outcomes

On completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Receive a Safety Induction covering:
    - Industry Overview and Installation Overview
    - Offshore Hazards
    - Managing Offshore Safety
    - Controlling Offshore Hazards
    - Regulating Offshore Safety; and
    - Living and Working Offshore

  • Understand what actions to carry out in preparation for a helicopter ditching

  • Be able to take appropriate actions following:
    - a controlled emergency descent to a dry landing
    - a controlled ditching on water
    - a partial submersion of an aircraft; and
    - an aircraft capsize in water

  • Prepare for the abandonment of the offshore facility and manage the survival process

  • Carry out correct actions when mustering and boarding as a passenger of a TEMPSC (Totally Enclosed Motor Propelled Survival Craft) during launch operations 

  • Correctly fit a helicopter strop and adopt correct body posture during winching

  • Correctly use hand-held portable extinguishers

  • Correctly use small bore fire hoses and fire blankets; and

  • Use appropriate self rescue techniques using a smoke hood

On Completion

Successful completion of the assessment requirements will provide participants with an IFAP photo ID card, registration onto the OPITO database and a Statement of Attainment in the following units of competence:

  • PMAOHS215B Apply offshore facility abandonment and sea survival procedures

  • PMAOHS214B Undertake helicopter safety and escape

  • MSAPMOHS212A Undertake first response to fire incidents

Note: IFAP’s TBOSIET exceeds the standard OPITO course in some content in order to meet Australian regulations and company requirements.


Photo identification must be provided - Passport, Australian Drivers Licence or Proof of Age Card only will be accepted.

Trainees must bring a swimming costume for Days 1 & 3.

Overalls, shoes and boots for wet and dry practical exercises are provided together with towels for showers. Lockers are also available.

For the in-class session, clean casual clothing is required and covered footwear is essential (no high heels) It is requested that where possible jewellery is not to be worn and valuables not brought to the Centre.

IFAP holds no responsibility for lost or stolen valuables. We also recommend that participants do not wear contact lenses (or glasses) in the pool, therefore suitable containers should be brought to store lenses.

Refresher Training

OPITO will allow an individual to refresh a BOSIET or TBOSIET course within a four year period. However, this duration is a maximum time frame and the actual refresher period is still dictated by each country’s legislation or company requirements. The TBOSIET refresher course is the OPITO approved Tropical Further Offshore Emergency Training (TFOET).