Further Offshore Emergency Training (FOET & CA-EBS) & Escape Chute


Course Code: OE1EC113


Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre

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Course Overview

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Aim of course

This onshore course allows you to update and add to your offshore emergency training that cannot be reasonably practised offshore.

This course offers two certificates.The OPITO approved FOET & CA-EBS is valid for UK water The second certificate is recognised under the Northwest Europe cross-border mutual recognition (January 10th 2013, as amended) for use in the UK and Norwegian Waters.

This course is run in connection with the mutual recognition agreement between the UK, Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands. If in doubt, please check with the Duty Holder/Employer of your Offshore installation.

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) and Escape Chute or Further Offshore Emergency Training(FOET) and Escape Chute certificate. You will need to bring your BOSIET/FOET with Chute certificate (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 and Escape Chute 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 FOET with Escape Chute is an international requirement for continued employment in the oil and gas industries. 
The NORGEPA mutual agreement elements (including Escape Chute) are mandatory for employment in Norway and Denmark.

Assessment Methods

  • Firefighting
  • Sky Scape
  • Norwegian Survival Suit
  • Lifesaving First Aid
  • 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 with Chute 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 industry placement 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 need to bring:

  • One pair of 100% cotton overalls
  • A change of warm clothing
  • A personal wash kit
  • One pair of safety shoes/rig boots
  • Swimwear and towel
  • If you are below shoe size 4 or larger than size 12 please bring a clean pair of old trainers (these will get wet)
  • Photographic proof of identity eg 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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