The OPITO Travel Safely by Boat standards learn delegates how to safely travel by boat to and from offshore platforms and the transfer of personnel between the vessel and the offshore platform. Originally these standards were a core element of the Tropical Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Response Training standard (TBOSIET), but are now accessible for all people that travel by boat to and from offshore installations.
This programme is designed to meet the initial onshore safety and emergency response training for new entrants and all personnel currently travelling and transferring by boat to and from an offshore oil and gas installation.
The full Travel Safely by Boat (TSbB) training standard consists of an initial, a further and a supplementary training.
- There are no training prerequisites required.
- Delegates who are in possession of a current BOSIET (with EBS), FOET (with EBS), HUET (with EBS), Tropical BOSIET, Tropical FOET, Tropical HUET, BOSIET (with CAEBS), HUET (with CA-EBS) or FOET (with CA-EBS) are not required to participate in the practical life raft and in-water sea survival exercises.
- The supplementary training programme may be undertaken concurrently or consecutively with the Travel Safely by Boat Initial or Further Training programmes or at any time during the validity period of the current Travel Safely by Boat initial/further certificate.
The certificate is valid for 4 years.