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OPITO MIST (Minimum Industry Safety Training)

Further Information | Course
Duration
240 minutes
Experience Level
Intermediate
Accreditation
OPITO
Category
Health, Safety & Environment
Sector
Oil & Gas
Price
£78.48 inc. local taxes
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Further Information - OPITO MIST (Minimum Industry Safety Training)

Description

OPITO Minimum Industry Safety Training (MIST) is for workers traveling offshore in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). MIST Online is the refresher training and re-assessment for experienced offshore workers to renew their MIST certification every four years.

To renew your MIST certificate online you need a Vantage POB number and you must have worked offshore before (the UK or International). Your 4-year OPITO MIST certificate will be provided by email on completion of the course.

This three-hour eLearning course includes assessment and content on five key areas:

  • Major Accident Hazards
  • Workplace Hazards and Personal Safety
  • Risk Management
  • Control of Work
  • Helicopter Safety

The MIST online refresher course requires a 100% pass mark. This means that all the assessment questions must be answered correctly before you can receive your certificate. The technology in MIST Online will remember which questions you failed and will present you again with the related content again and a different set of questions to confirm your understanding. This process will continue until all questions are answered correctly and the course is complete.

Learning Objectives

  • Summarise the types of offshore work environments, the activities undertaken in each, and how each is supported
  • Outline Major Accident Hazards in the oil and gas industry
  • Describe refuge and evacuation procedures
  • Outline the legislation surrounding the offshore oil and gas environments
  • Describe the main features and considerations of a safety case
  • Describe what safety-critical elements are and their importance to safety
  • Describe an individual's contribution to the safety case, Major Accident Hazard management, and maintenance of safety-critical elements
  • Describe the use of barrier models to demonstrate potential weaknesses in systems
  • Outline the concept of asset integrity
  • Recognise the importance of considering design and construction pedigree to asset integrity
  • Describe what is meant by process safety, personal safety, hazardous areas, ignition risks and loss of primary containment
  • Describe the responsibilities of the employer and employee for asset integrity
  • Identify typical offshore workplace hazards and relevant legislation, guidelines, and company procedures
  • Describe typical confined space work and the associated hazards
  • Describe typical working at height situations, the hierarchy for managing and selecting equipment and the associated hazards
  • Describe different types of suspended loads and their associated hazards
  • Describe the use of high-pressure systems and equipment and the associated hazards
  • Describe the hazards associated with flammable and explosive atmospheres, and the need for specialised equipment
  • Give examples of moving and energised equipment and the associated hazards
  • Identify sources of chemicals and other hazardous substances used offshore, recognise ways in which personnel may encounter them, and explain possible sensitisation effects
  • Describe typical information provided on chemical product labels and the purpose of the safety data sheet (SDS) and recognise the main chemical hazard warning symbols
  • Describe the elements of a good individual lift, and the associated manual handling hazards and controls
  • Identify mechanical lifting aids and their associated risks
  • Give examples of different types of lift plans and describe the elements of an effective team lift
  • Describe the hazards associated with dropped objects and the control methods employed to minimise them
  • Identify the source, effect and control of vibration hazards
  • Identify examples of safety-critical equipment and the authorisation required to override or disable it
  • Identify sources of noise hazards and give examples of how they are controlled
  • Identify slips, trips, and falls as hazards and identify how they are controlled
  • Outline process safety
  • Describe the main concerns surrounding fatigue
  • Describe the history of the IOGP life-saving rules, recognise those relevant to offshore work, and outline the responsibilities of individuals
  • Recall typical workplace hazard statistics and describe how workplace hazards and risks are mitigated in the offshore environment
  • Recognise that company-specific life-saving rules exist and the importance of being familiar with them
  • Select appropriate personal protective clothing and equipment (PPE) for the type of work being undertaken
  • Recognise the importance of taking a 'time out for safety' before commencing a task and how personal actions might degrade safety
  • Appreciate that subsequent incidents may differ and that mitigating risk may also create new risks
  • Recognise the role different factors play in hazard prevention
  • Outline the role of safety committees, safety meetings, and the safety representative in the safety management system
  • Define key risk assessment terminology
  • Describe the hierarchy of control and typical control measures taken to manage risks
  • Describe the concepts of risk assessment and techniques
  • Describe the steps taken in a typical risk assessment process and how to use a risk matrix to conduct a risk assessment
  • Explain the application of controls to make risks as low as is reasonably practicable (ALARP)
  • Explain the need for dynamic risk assessment
  • State what toolbox talks are and when and how they are held
  • Recognise the safety activities and documentation associated with risk management
  • Define the term 'management of change' and the consequences of poorly managed change
  • Describe the objectives of company-specific risk intervention systems, and the importance of reporting incidents to appropriate personnel and for lessons learned
  • Describe how to carry out a risk intervention and complete a risk intervention card, and the right and duty of the employee to intervene
  • Outline the principles of a safety management system
  • Recognise the safety activities and documentation associated with a safety management system
  • Explain incident and near-miss reporting and the benefits of reporting, investigating, and root cause analysis
  • Describe the importance of shift handover procedures
  • Outline the audit process
  • State the principles, objectives, and essential rules of the permit to work (PTW) system
  • Identify the different types of permit, and describe the process and personnel surrounding their generation, and use

FAQ's

  • Do I qualify to do OPITO MIST online?

    MIST Online is a refresher for experienced offshore personnel working on the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS). The requirements for completing MIST Online are as follows:

    • You must have a valid Vantage POB number
    • You must have worked offshore before (UK or International)

    If you do not meet the above criteria then you should enrol for the 2-day classroom version of the course. You can find your local training provider at www.opito.com. If you are unsure whether to do the online or classroom course, contact your employer or the operator of the asset you will be visiting/working on and they will be able to advise you further.

    Note: If you have previously done the MIST 2-day classroom course and it is now due to expire following 4 years' validity, then you are also eligible to do the MIST online refresher course.

  • What is the validity period for an OPITO MIST Certificate?

    Your OPITO MIST Certificate will be valid for a period of 4 years from the date of completion. If you have forgotten your previous completion date and you are not sure when you need to renew enter your last name and Vantage number in the 'Learner Access' section and select 'Verify Your Certificate'. This will display if you have a previous completion date from either the MIST Online or a classroom training event. You should renew your MIST certification prior to the expiry date. Note that your certificate cannot be backdated or forward dated. Your renewal date will be your completion date +4 years.

  • What is the cost of MIST Online?

    The MIST Online refresher course for experienced personnel costs £65.40 + VAT and is valid for 4 years from the day of completing the course. The course is accessed via an online training portal and can be carried out in any location. You can purchase via debit/credit card at www.mist-online.com by entering your details in the 'Learner Access' section, selecting 'Purchase/Launch Course' and following the instructions.

  • How long does the online course take?

    Depending on your current level of safety knowledge and awareness, the course duration differs person to person. We would advise allocating 5 hours to complete the course, but the average completion time is around 3 hours. You can stop the course at any point and return to it at a later date if required. The course will remember your progress in each module and therefore you will not lose any of your prior work.

  • What topics are covered in OPITO MIST?

    There are 5 modules in the OPTIO MIST standard:

    • Major Accident Hazards
    • Workplace Hazards & Personal Safety
    • Risk Management
    • Control of Work
    • Helicopter Safety

    You can sit the modules in any order and you can also jump out of a current module and start / continue with another one. You are in full control!

  • Why is there an optional Pre-Assessment?

    The pre-assessment is designed to test your existing knowledge and only provide you with the learning content that you need. At the start of each module (apart from Helicopter Safety) you will be offered this optional pre-assessment on the learning objectives in that module. Each question you get correct will be followed by a second question to rule out the 'luck factor', if you correctly answer both questions the content related to that learning objective will be removed from the course. The more questions you get right in the pre-assessment, the shorter the course becomes. If you are keen to see all the content for a particular module, just select the 'skip pre-assessment' option when it is offered to you.

  • How do I get my OPITO MIST Certificate?

    A printable certificate in PDF format will be provided at the end of the course and results will be uploaded to Vantage within 24 hours of completion. Should you misplace your certificate or forget your renewal date you can retrieve it at www.mist-online.com by entering your details in the 'Learner Access' section and selecting 'Verify Your Certificate'. Please note that if you completed the classroom version of OPITO MIST previously then you should still be able to check your completion date on this portal but you will not be able to retrieve your actual certificate. To retrieve your classroom certificate please contact the training centre where you completed the course. If you have any issues retrieving your classroom completion date on our website then please contact OPITO on 01224 787800 or email reception@opito.com.

  • Can I purchase multiple licences on behalf of my Company?

    Yes you can. In order to set up your company on this portal you must click on the 'Create Company Account' button in the 'Administration Access' section on the home page. Once this has been set up, you can log in to the 'Administrator Access' section and select the 'Licences' tab, then click on '+Add new' to add the number of licences required. Each licence will cost £65.40 + VAT. For 5 licences or less you must use your debit/credit card. For more than 6 licences you can issue a PO for the correct value and upload onto your account. If you are a new customer, you will be required to fill out a new customer form and be approved for an account. Initial purchase of 15 or more licences is required for new customers to be accepted following a successful credit application.

    After purchasing, you can register your learners by selecting the 'Registrations' tab in your portal, selecting '+Add new' and entering their details. You should then tell your learners to log in at www.mist-online.com by entering their name and vantage number in the 'Learner' section and selecting 'Launch Course'.

  • What hardware do I need to do MIST Online?

    The MIST Online course is compatible with most mainstream tablets, desktops and laptop computers. We do not recommend undertaking the course on mobile phones.

    MIST online can be done from any location that provides internet access at a recommended 300Kb/sec. To check your internet access speed, visit www.broadbandspeedchecker.co.uk

    Please do remember that you will need sound enabled (through your speakers or headphone) as MIST does contain spoken text.

  • What Operating Systems does MIST support?

    MIST supports the following Operating Systems:

    Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Mac OSx

  • What browser can I use to access MIST?

    MIST is supported on the following Internet Browsers:

    • Internet Explorer version 9 or higher
    • Google Chrome version 23 or higher
    • Firefox version 18 or higher
    • Safari version 6 or higher

Assessment

A pre-assessment tests existing knowledge and structures the course with only the required learning content. Incorrect answers will regenerate the related content again and an alternative question until all questions are correct and the 100% pass mark is reached.

System Requirements

Web browser (size 1024x672) and internet connection required
Desktop computers and tablets only (not suitable for smartphones). MS Windows 7, 8, and 10 and MAC OS. Apple Tablets running IOS 11.
Browser - Edge, IE11, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari (no plug-ins required)
Requires speakers or headphones

Accreditation

Offshore Oil & Gas Industry Minimum Industry Safety Training Standard (MIST)

Standard Code: 5301 / Revision: 1 / Amendment: 4 (Jan 2020)

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£78.48
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Scalable for companies training large teams


  • Flexible access periods
  • Certificates stored within LMS
  • Full access to Learning Management System

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