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Minimum Industry Safety Training Standard (mist) 5301

About this course

Practical Content 25% Theoretical Content 75%

Target Audience

This course is designed to introduce new starts to the fundamental safety elements of the offshore oil & gas industry. This course should give an appreciation of the potential hazards and controls that might be encountered by personnel offshore. The OPITO Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 'Minimum Industry Safety Training' (MIST) is highly recommended for all inexperienced employees.

Course Length (Days)


Taught Hours


Course Aims

To ensure that all personnel have the necessary basic skills training and safety awareness to recognise and avoid risk. This course has been developed to introduce key safety elements applicable to all workers offshore.

Course Content

  • Introduction to the Hazardous Offshore Environment
  • Working Safely including Safety Observation Systems
  • Understanding the Risk Assessment Process
  • Tasks that require Permit to Work
  • Personal responsibility in maintaining Asset Integrity
  • Using Manual Handling Techniques every day
  • Controlling the use of Hazardous Substances offshore
  • Knowledge and practices of Working at Height
  • Being aware of Mechanical Lifting activities.


Classroom & practical exercises.


OPITO Certificate.

Minimum Instructor Qualification/Experience


  • Experience in industry.

Min/Max Number of Delegates Required per Event


Times of Training

Course duration and times may vary depending on delegate numbers.


ASET International Oil & Gas Training Academy, Aberdeen Altens Campus, Hareness Road, Aberdeen, AB12 3LE.

Special Requirements

Delegates are required to supply a photo ID on starting the course.

Great course especially the simulator. Good that the lecturer has past and ongoing practical experience

Kevin Blair
KCA Deutag Technical Support Ltd 

Really good set up in this course and exceeded my original expectations. Will definitely recommend to others. Training and coaching was second to none and more importantly realistic

Darren Honeyman
Talisman Sinopec Energy Uk Ltd

This course has given me a lot more understanding of pressure testing and will be very useful in the future

Colin Crichton
Woodgroup PSN

Very informative, well presented

John Bey
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Course very informative, Lecturer knowledgeable and professional with effective means of imparting knowledge

Gilbert Duthie
Health and Safety Executive

Really good course which was greatly delivered

Ross Simpson
A W Training Services

Excellent course

Arthur Knipe
Bibby Ship Management (Western Europe) Ltd

Lecturing was very good, clear and concise

Martin Young
NIIT Limited UK

The lecturer was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful with the course content as well as providing lots of good information above and beyond the requirements which gave me an insight into the world of DP

Sam Wood
Gulfmark UK Ltd

Instructors were very knowledgeable and good training. Very good practical training

Anjum Shafiq
BG Group

Good course with very knowledgeable instructors

Ross Mackenzie
Private Delegate

Thoroughly enjoyed this course, it has been extremely useful and I will take all of the learning back to my own facilities. Materials and environment were all excellent as were the ASET team

Warren O’Neill
BG Group

Very worthwhile course and enlightened with different approaches & various scenarios

William Aitken
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Very happy with this course, it has brought up my level of understanding

Tom Simpson
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Very informative and well taught

Connor Innes
Petrofac Training Ltd

Good course well presented

Simon Delvin
Aker Offshore Partner

Great course, valuable lessons learned. The experience and knowledge shared is of great benefit

Alan Maclean
Dolphin Drilling Personnel Pte Ltd

Good lecturer that made everything clear

Matthew Thom
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Excellent facilities, excellent support from ASET team, would recommend ASET without hesitation

Malcolm Anderson
Talisman Energy (UK)

Excellent course with realistic situations. Great use of feedback after excercises.

Graham Speirs
Teekay Voyageur Production Ltd

Although being apprehensive about attending the course, I was made to feel at ease and enjoyed the overall experience. I would not hesitate to recommend to others

Roger Murray
Petrojarl Floating Production (uk) Ltd

Lecturer was very thorough throughout course. Enjoyed having the chance to improve original skills and learn from an experienced person

Sean Burrows
Quick Flange UK

Excellent Instructor, thank you!

Klem Lipinski
NIIT Limited UK


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