Further Offshore Emergency training with CA-EBS (FOET)


Course Code: OE1EC05


Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre

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Course Overview

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Our training pool will be closed from 2 August for four weeks for its six-yearly maintenance.

OPITO allow delegates to complete training up to 90 days ahead of the expiry date and carry over the days, so you can book an earlier course to keep your ticket current.

If this is not possible we can consider a request for dispensation to extend the training date by up to 3 months as long as it is not your first refresher.  Note: this does not extent the validity to fly offshore, only to complete training.

Aim of course

This refresher training provides you with the opportunity to practise and demonstrate emergency response skills which are not possible to practise during drills, exercises and emergency training offshore

This course is OPITO approved and is valid for UK waters and all areas using Compressed Air Breathing systems (CA-EBS) excluding Norway, including the use of CA-EBS for helicopter travel. If in doubt, please check with the Rig Operator. Those wishing to work in Norwegian waters should book the FOET & CA-EBS & Escape Chute course.

Validity of certificate

4 years minus one day, including OPITO registration. The certificate must be revalidated before the expiry date or up to 3 months before, incurring no loss of time on new certificate start.

Entry Requirements

Delegates must hold an in date Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET) or Further Offshore Emergency Training(FOET)certificate. You will need to bring your BOSIET/FOET (or other appropriate evidence) to the course.

Parts of the course are of a stressful and physical nature.

Prior to attending the training centre for the FOET with Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) delegates must obtain the following:

  • Offshore Energies UK medical
  • Offshore Energies UK fitness to undertake in water CA-EBS training certificate (available at the time of medical)
  • Or an unexpired medical certificate to work at sea (e.g. ENG1) without restrictions
  • Or a valid Approved Medical examiner of Diving (AMED) medical

List of doctors providing this service.

Onsite medicals

We have Dr Steve Parr-Burman on campus each Tuesday to complete fit to train medicals.  Please contact the below to book:

07545 022858


Medicals and Fit to train examinations must be completed prior to the start date of the course. There is no time out of mandatory training time to complete these.

More information on OPITO courses.

Prior to the in water CA-EBS training delegates are required to:

  • Complete a medical declaration
  • Self-declaration of fitness to undertake in water CA-EBS

Delegates who do not provide an Offshore Energies UK medical or a Fit/Not fit to undertake in water CA-EBS certificate or cannot self-declare fitness on the day due to illness have 90 days to return to the training centre to complete the in water elements of the CA-EBS training.

We reserve the right to charge for returning to complete the in water elements.

Career Options and Progression

The OPITO FOET is a requirement internationally for continued employment in the Oil and Gas industries. 

Assessment Methods

  • Lifesaving First Aid
  • Firefighting
  • Helicopter Safety and Underwater Escape (HUET) & CA-EBS
Learning Outcomes

All learning outcomes for the course can be found in the course summary.

Teaching and Learning Methods

The OPITO FOET theory sessions are delivered in the classroom.

Survival and underwater escape elements are delivered in our environmental pool.

Practical fire elements are delivered at Lancashire Industrial Fire Training Centre.

This course is 20% theory and 80% practical.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

This course has no work placements and no field trips.

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Most of the course is of a hands on, practical nature. The dress code for theory sessions is smart/casual. You will also be required to bring: 

  • 1 pair of 100% cotton overalls (for fire-fighting and self-rescue element)
  • 1 change of warm clothing (for fire-fighting and self-rescue element)
  • 1 pair safety shoes/rig boots (for fire-fighting and self-rescue element)
  • Swimwear and towel (for pool practical element)
  • If you are below shoe size 4 OR larger than size 12 please bring a clean pair of old trainers (for pool practical element)
  • Photographic proof of identity - Passport/Driving License - this is compulsory to attend the course

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

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