OPITO approved training providers require the following documentation and access to industry guidelines. If further information or assistance is required, please contact the regional OPITO office.
As part of each OPITO approved training course, training providers will present a course induction. The Appendix 1 presentation includes an overview of OPITO, the emergency response frameworks, industry forums and Central Register.
Customer Service Statements/Role in Industry
International Emergency Response Guidelines
The International Emergency Response Guidelines document has been created to help provide an understanding of how effective management of competence in training and emergency response can be achieved using OPITO standards. The guidelines can be used within a development framework of training, assessment, workplace drills, exercises, ongoing practice and formal assessment. The download is available in English, Arabic, Brazilian-Portuguese, Indonesian, Russian and Spanish. Recent amendments to the guidelines can also be viewed online.
Emergency Breathing Systems (EBS) Cleaning Guidance
EBS Cleaning Guidance has been created inline with the initial guidance issued by HSE UK in 2003 and covers the cleaning and labeling of EBS equipment. Countries outwith the UK may require additional tests - it is the responsibility of the OPITO approved training provider to seek advice from relevant medical authorities to identify which tests are required.
Bridging Elements Procedures
In relation to the OPITO Bridging Elements Standard, which identifies the differences between the T-BOSIET/T-FOET and the BOSIET/FOET, the Bridging Elements Procedures document explains what an OPITO approved training provider is obligated to do for each delegate post successful completion of training.
Helideck Standards Training Technical Specifications
Training providers that are approved to deliver Helideck training must meet the minimum facility and equipment specifications. These specifications cover helideck structure, helicopter fire and ER simulator, firefighting capabilities, rescue equipment and personal protection equipment (PPE).
Mutual Recognition Documents
A number of oil and gas personnel travel to different global locations as part of their role - training may be completed in the UK for example, but the candidate is based elsewhere. A mutual acceptance is in place between NOGEPA, Danish operators, Norwegian Oil and Gas Association and Oil & Gas UK that recognises safety training carried out at an approved training provider will be accepted in accordance with the recognition matrix.
HUET Diver Training Program
The HUET Diver Training Program document provides details of training and development to equip the qualified diver with the specific knowledge and skills needed to undertake the HUET diver role.
Competence Assessment and Verification Guidelines
The Competence Assessment and Verification Guidelines are particularly relevant to organisations implementing OPITO Standards, or delivering programmes to OPITO standards where competence assessment is required.
Delegate Registration Form
Request for Remote Location Training
OPITO recognises that due to the resources and facilities required to deliver OPITO training, a request can be made by a Training Provider to carry out training at a remote location.
Training Providers are required to complete a Request for Remote Location Training form, and forward the completed document to the regional OPITO Approvals Coordinator. Please note that this form is a request only, and does not guarantee that the training will/can be carried out at the named location. On receipt, OPITO will review the request and respond as soon as possible.