A digital transformation of oil and gas safety-critical emergency response training is set to save the industry more than a million hours of training time per year, driving time and cost efficiencies across the sector, a gathering of world-wide industry leaders was told at OPTIPO’s annual safety and competence conference (OSCC) in Kuala Lumpur in November.

OPITO, the global, not-for-profit skills body for the energy industry, launched the digital delivery of the Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET) at its OSCC, addressing the sector’s call for regulated online learning with world-class credibility that delivers efficiencies.

The training is widely regarded in the industry as the ‘must have’ certification to enable a worker to go offshore and includes helicopter survival, emergency first aid, sea survival, fire-fighting and lifeboat training.

The online option will now be offered alongside the practical element as an alternative to classroom based learning. The online modules are completed remotely at a learner’s own pace and location. With only one day required for the practical training, it offers the potential to give more than a million hours of training time each year back to industry and reduce travel and accommodation costs.