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OPITO MIST Online Refresher (Minimum Industry Safety Training)

  • Code:
  • Type:
  • Language 
    UK English
  • Standard
    OPITO-approved (meets the MIST Further Standard).
  • Target audience
    Experienced offshore workers to renew their MIST certification
  • Expiry
    Renewal every four years

The aims and objectives of this programme are to impart the knowledge so that learners continue to retain an awareness of the major accident hazards, workplace hazards and associated controls found on offshore installations.

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Learning objectives

  • UNIT 1
    Major Accident Hazards
  • LO1
    The Legislative Framework surrounding the offshore environment
  • LO2
    Major Hazards present in the offshore environment
  • LO3
    The significance of an installation’s Safety Case and personal access to the documentation
  • LO4
    The concept of Asset Integrity and employer and employee responsibility for Asset Integrity
  • UNIT 2
    Workplace Hazards and Personal Safety
  • LO5
    Typical workplace hazards to be found in the offshore environment
  • LO6
    The relevant IOGP Life Saving Rules associated with typical workplace hazards
  • LO7
    Company Specific Life Saving / Golden Rules
  • LO8
    How Personal Actions might influence safety
  • LO9
    The role of safety committees, safety meetings and safety representatives offshore
  • UNIT 3
    Risk Management
  • LO10
    Risk assessment and risk management in an offshore environment
  • LO11
    Describe examination, handling and storage requirements
  • UNIT 4
    Control of Work
  • LO12
    The principles of a Safety Management System
  • LO13
    Principles and Objectives of a PTW system and how permits are generated
  • LO14
    Personal responsibility in the PTW system
  • UNIT 5
    Helicopter Safety
  • LO15
    Key principles of and roles in Helicopter Safety

Course structure

  • The course is designed to assess your existing knowledge of the topic area, identify any knowledge gaps and then present you with course content that is tailored to address these specific knowledge gaps.
  • You will be asked a series of pre-assessment questions at the start of the unit to test your current knowledge.
  • The result of this assessment then helps to create a personalised course where you will be presented with the specific knowledge that you require to achieve all the required learning outcomes.


Learners must possess:

a) A valid OPITO MIST Initial or valid OPITO MIST Further training certificate
b) A valid Vantage POB number
c) Have previously worked offshore in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) or Internationally

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