Sea Survival

sea survival

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4 full days


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Short Courses


The Institute of Professional Studies at UCLan Cyprus, in co-operation with the International Safety Training College (ISTC) in Malta, offer basic Offshore Safety Training and Certification.




BOSIET: Basic Offshore Survival Induction & Emergency Training

The BOSIET programme is designed to meet the initial offshore safety and emergency response training requirements for personnel new to the offshore industry.

The aim of the BOSIET is to introduce delegates to the specific safety issues and regimes relevant to offshore installations, and to equip them with the basic emergency response knowledge and skills for travelling to and from offshore installations by helicopter.

Training and/or assessment activities contained within this course may include physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. All personnel who participate in such activities must be physically and mentally capable of participating fully. Therefore OPITO approved training centres are required, as a minimum, to ensure that prior to participating practical exercises, the delegate must undergo medical screening by completing an appropriate medical screening form provided by the OPITO approved centre.

MODULE 1 – Safety Induction
MODULE 2 – Helicopter Safety and Escape
MODULE 3 – Sea Survival
MODULE 4 – Fire Fighting and Self Rescue


CA-EBS: Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System

This training can be undertaken by personnel that are issued with Compressed Air Emergency breathing System (CA-EBS) whilst travelling to work by helicopter and may be required to use a CA-EBS in the event of an emergency.

The aims and objectives of this training are to ensure that the delegate gains the required knowledge and understanding of the particular hazards and properties of a Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) and appropriate practical emergency response actions to take should the requirement for emergency deployment arise.

MIST: Minimum Industry Safety Training Standard

This introductory safety training programme is designed to introduce the fundamental safety elements of the offshore oil and gas industry to new starts, giving an appreciation of the potential hazards and controls that might be encountered by personnel offshore.

The aim of the MIST programme is to introduce delegates to the key safety elements required by all employees working in the oil and gas industry. It also ensures the knowledge and understanding of these basic safety elements are maintained and current amongst the existing workforce.

ISTC International Safety Training College

ISTC was founded in 2000 and currently operates two leading centres in Malta and Libya which provide consultancy and training to the highest professional standards in firefighting, emergency response, disaster management, offshore and marine survival, fire safety, health & safety and first aid.

ISTC is Malta’s pre-eminent training centre focusing upon emergency response, disaster management, health, safety and the environment. The unique training facilities offered by the company have been specifically designed to satisfy the learning outcomes required for the aviation, oil and gas, and marine industries, amongst others. These facilities are contained within a large incident ground where risk critical training is undertaken on a daily basis.

Services include design and testing of emergency and disaster management plans, training needs analysis and subsequent training delivery, risk assessments, and health & safety audits. Our consultancy services enable customers to meet their legal requirements, while strengthening a safety culture at work and improving the skills of their employees.

ISTC’s elite accreditations mean that whatever training your personnel require, you can be assured that it is internationally recognised and delivered by highly qualified and experienced personnel at ISTC.