Opito Initial Travel Safely by Boat TsBB

OPITO Initial Travel Safely by Boat Initial TsBB



The aims and objectives of the Opito Initial Travel Safely by Boat training standard are to ensure that all personnel travelling/transferring by boat to work in offshore areas .


Duration 2 hours

Learning Content

Course Code: 5605
The syllabus focuses on:

  • Awareness of the risks to which they are exposed and how they are managed
  • An understanding of the essential safety rules with which they must comply and how to act in an emergency
  • An increase in their personal commitment to safety
  • Effective use of personal safety equipment
  • Practice and demonstrate correct method of boat transfers (simulated boat deck and installation)

Course Structure

Delegates will gain a basic level of understanding and awareness of the hazards encountered when working on offshore installations, and of the safety regime and safety management systems in place to control and mitigate those hazards.
The course is a mix of theoretical and practical sessions, during which delegates will be required to demonstrate their level of knowledge and understanding of the training programme content.


No prerequisites are 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 CA-EBS), HUET (with CA-EBS) or FOET (with CA-EBS) are not required to participate in practical life raft and in-water sea survival exercises.

Target Audience

The Travel Safely by Boat initial training programme is designed for personnel currently travelling and transferring by boat to an offshore oil and gas installation.


An OPITO-approved Transfer Safely by Boat Initial Training certificate will be issued on successful completion of the course.


Every four years

Maximum Delegates per course

16 Delegates


Held at Project Maritime & Survival Offshore Training, Saldanha Bay, South Africa.

Items to bring

  • Delegates must present photographic at the start of the course. Accepted forms are government issued photographic identification, eg passport or identity document
  • Regonised in Date Medical Certificate
  • All delegates must bring swimwear and a


Due to certain aspects of the course being physically demanding and potentially stressful, delegates will be required to confirm their medical fitness & physical ability to participate on the practical elements of the course by completing our centre medical self-screening form prior to commencing practical training.


Courses run weekly.

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