MIST Training


MIST Training (Minimum Industry Safety Training)

Working on any sort of offshore device is considered to be some of the most dangerous work in the world. Because of this, the Oil and Gas Industry has specific standards for safety that must be met and has created the non-profit group OPITO to lead the teaching of programs to those who will be working on offshore assets. All individuals who wish to work on an offshore device must be trained and certified in the proper safety procedures of the industry before they begin their work. They must also continue their education and renew their safety certifications every four years. Offshore Training Headquarters have outlined what MIST Training is all about and will give you a basic idea of what to expect from MIST Training.


MIST Training Program

The Minimum Industry Safety Training program (MIST) is designed to give new offshore employees the minimum industry standard safety knowledge they need to safely complete their jobs and to continue the education of those who have already completed the program four years prior.

The program objective is to teach delegates awareness in these nine important areas:

  • An introduction to the hazardous offshore environment
  • How to work safely, including the important Safety Observation Systems to be used
  • Understanding and using the Risk Assessment Process
  • Which tasks require a permit for the delegate to perform
  • How to maintain asset integrity and the personal responsibilities that the delegate has in this area
  • How to use manual handling techniques on a daily basis
  • Using hazardous substances offshore
  • Practices and important knowledge about working at height
  • Awareness of mechanical lifting activities


Each of these nine areas will be addressed through teaching modules.


MIST Training Course

It is generally an expectation that new hires will be completing this course. It is noted that delegates should complete their certification in the BOSIET course prior to starting MIST so that there will be less repetition of information and they can build on the information learned. If the delegate has not already complete BOSIET, they must do so before they can begin their work on an offshore device.

The delegates is adviced to train in the above modules through a mixture of instruction, demonstration and practice by highly trained and OPITO approved staff members. Delegates must show a strong awareness of and high competency in handling the fundamental safety elements of the Oil and Gas Industry.


Upon completion of the modules, delegates should have:

  • An awareness of regulations that pertain to offshore work
  • A working knowledge of the safety systems utilized in the industry
  • An understanding and knowledge of various safety subjects
  • The ability to assess risks, highlight the specific controls of a permit, manually handle loads in a safe manner and complete a safety observation form
  • An extensive awareness of the seriously hazardous offshore working environment and understand sensitive environmental issues and implications


Other Information

Delegates must be able to confirm their physical aptitude to complete the course with a medical examination. The participant must revalidate their certification through an online assessment every 4 years.

Delegates must bring:

  • A government issued ID
  • Completed pre enrollment and medical form
  • Change for lockers

Upon earning certification from the MIST program, workers will have an increased understanding of the hostile and extraordinarily hazardous offshore working environment so that they can complete their jobs with fewer accidents and in a more cost-effective, quality way.


Offshore Training Headquarters do not arrange courses. We simply strive to provide you with the best information possible, so you can work your way in the offshore industry.

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