Offshore Health, Safety & Environment

About this Course

 Today's oil and gas operations face a wide range of complex and constantly changing risks that pose potential threats to oil workers and the environment. Due to its increasing importance to the bottom-line, it is not uncommon for Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) to feature as an important item on the agenda of petroleum companies executive management board meetings.

As a result, the supervision of workplace Health, safety and Environment issues is becoming a critical skill-set that companies seek in all employees across the organizational hierarchy. Workers engaged in areas regarded as high-safety-risk areas within the company's operations are increasingly required to possess an ability to apply basic HSE concepts and practices within the company and demonstrate a minimum level of expertise in environmental/sustainability issues.

In this course, you will learn of the safety and environmental issues in the petroleum industry. It will provide detailed understanding of the methods and techniques to resolve these key issues for making petroleum production and processing, cleaner and safer. This course would educate the participants to identify and assess hazards in any stage of operation, to quantify and manage them as well. This course will also highlight lessons learnt from the past accidents. 


In this course, you will study the following topics:


  • Introduction to Offshore support vessels
  • Familiarization after arrival on an offshore platform
  • International and national laws and regulations
  • Safety Awareness
  • Offshore hazards
  • Personal and occupational risk
  • Personal protective equipment PPE
  • Permit to work system
  • Personal responsibility for safety
  • Abandonment and survival techniques
  • Life boats
  • Life rafts
  • Personal survival equipment
  • Location equipment
  • Radio communication
  • Pyro technical distress signals
  • Visual and audible distress signals
  • Search and Rescue (SAR)
  • SAR organisation
  • Helicopter Safety and HUET
  • Helicopter Safety
  • Helicopter emergency procedures
  • Personal safety equipment
  • Helicopter emergency landings
  • First aid and hypothermia
  • First aid in case of accidents
  • Hypothermia
  • Firefighting and breathing protection
  • Firefighting on offshore platforms
  • Fire prevention
  • Breathing protection
Course CodeUNN/OC/0038
Course Start DateStarted
Course Duration2 Months
Dedication4 Hours per week
Number of Modules14
LevelLevel 3
School offering courseUNN Online School of Oil and Gas
Video/Audio MediaNone
Course Fee300000.00

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Course Prerequisites / Requirements

The Offshore HSE Management Course is suitable for those currently working in or seeking for an opportunity to work at an entry or middle level role in the petroleum industry. A first degree qualification is a must to qualify you for enrolment in this course. Diploma students can also register in this course.