Minimum Industry Safety Training (MIST)


Course Code: OE1EC160


Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre

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Course Overview

Develop a fundamental understanding of offshore oil and gas safety with our Minimum Industry Safety Training course. This introductory course provides new recruits with an appreciation of the potential hazards and controls that might be encountered offshore. Each unit has been designed to focus your attention on your personal responsibility for safety, which not only influences your behaviour and attitude towards your co-workers, but also the installation and environment.   

Important course information

This course is OPITO approved and is valid for UK waters and areas where OPITO courses are accepted. If in doubt, please check with the Rig Operator, as they will confirm whether you will be allowed to travel offshore without the MIST beforehand.

It is expected that this programme will be taken after the OPITO approved BOSIET course. However, if this is not the case then the BOSIET course will be required prior to travelling offshore and the delegate should expect a small proportion of repeat information.

Reassessment, via an online assessment, will take place every four years or more frequently if persons have not worked offshore for at least 12 months.

Please note, the OPITO approved certificate for this course will be issued at the end of training as an e-certificate. 


A 10% discount on the OPITO MIST course fee is available when booked online at the same time as the OPITO BOSIET, using code MIST10. 

Link to BOSIET here

Link to BOSIET Chute here

Validity of certificate

This certificate is valid for four years, including OPITO registration.  

Renewal of expired certification including reassessment is achieved via an online course provider.  This is required every four years.  The refresher training caters for those who already possess:

a.    A valid MIST Initial or valid MIST further training certificate


b.    A valid Vantage Person On Board (POB) number AND have worked offshore in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) or internationally.   Delegates are required to complete a declaration prior to online course commencement confirming prior offshore work experience, including details of their last offshore trip, to include asset name, location and dates.

Medical declaration

You will be required to complete a medical declaration when you attend your course. An Offshore Energies UK medical is required prior to travelling offshore however this is not compulsory to attend the course. For an up-to-date list of doctors providing this service visit the Offshore Energies UK website.

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

Entry Requirements

No previous training is required.

Career Options and Progression

Along with the BOSIET, this course is mandatory for everyone who wants to work in the UK Oil and Gas sector. 

Assessment Methods

The MIST course comprises five assessable units including theory and practical exercises covering the following areas: 

  • OIS-175 - Major Accident Hazards
  • OIS-176 - Workplace Hazards and Personal Safety
  • OIS-177 - Risk Management
  • OIS-178 - Control of Work
  • OIS-179 - Helicopter Safety

Assessment is carried out via five end-of-module electronic assessments in a multiple choice format. 

Learning Outcomes

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

Teaching and Learning Methods

This two day classroom-based course is delivered over 13.5 hours and comprises 70% theory and 30% practical work.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

This course has no work placements and no field trips. 

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

The course fees include registration and certification, and no equipment is required.

The dress code is smart/casual.

You will also need to bring photographic proof of identity .e.g. 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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Awarding Body: N/A

Terms and Conditions

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