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Minimum Industry Safety Training Standard (mist) 5301

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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.

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

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