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Further Information - IMIST (International Minimum Industry Safety Training) Course - English - OPITO approved


This OPITO-approved course can be completed online with identity verification.

Before you can access the course, you will be asked to complete an identity verification check followed by an OPITO registration form. The course cannot be accessed until both steps are completed.

For the identity verification check, you will need a picture ID, such as a passport or driving license, and a smartphone.

On completion of the course, you will automatically receive a Mintra certificate and this will then be replaced with the OPITO-approved certificate usually within two business days.

Who is the course for?

This eLearning course is aimed at individuals who work offshore, in any role, anywhere in the world.

Is previous experience required?

The course is designed for existing workers in the oil and gas industry. Completion of this course awards an IMIST certificate valid for four years, after which you will need to sit the course again to refresh your knowledge and earn a new certificate.

How will the course benefit me?

The offshore working environment is home to many hazards, which means that it is vital for everyone who goes offshore to have the same baseline level of safety knowledge. This course has been created with OPITO to set a global safety standard by applying a consistent level of safety awareness across nine safety-critical areas.

The knowledge gained in this course will help you to stay safe in your day-to-day activities offshore. It will also outline some of the systems and procedures in place to manage everyday operations offshore.

How will the course benefit my company?

By ensuring that your safety knowledge is at or above the baseline level, your company can rest assured that you are able to work offshore safely and in compliance with regulations and company procedures. Increased safety knowledge helps to prevent incidents and makes your working environment a safer place.

What standards are referenced in the course?

This course is written based on the OPITO standard International Minimum Industry Safety Training Standard (IMIST) (5312). As a global standard, the course is not written to meet any specific regional legislation but references industry best practices and standard operating procedures throughout.

Is there an assessment?

Once you have completed the course, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the course and have a pass mark of 100%.

The course starts with an optional pre-assessment that checks your existing knowledge of the course topics. The course will be restructured so that it only contains the content needed to address the gaps in your knowledge.

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The course starts with an optional pre-assessment that checks your existing knowledge. The course then restructures to contain only the content needed to address your knowledge gaps. To complete the course you must achieve the pass mark of 100% in the final assessment.

System Requirements

• Internet Access - Users will need a computer or device with a web browser and an internet connection.

• System - Runs on desktop computers and tablets. Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and 10 and MAC OS. Apple Tablets running IOS 11.

• Browser - Runs on Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari, no plug-ins required

• Minimum browser size - 1024x672

• Audio – Requires speaker or headphones.

• Suitable for smartphones



This course is OPITO accredited. OPITO is the global, not-for-profit, skills body for the energy industry and has been setting standards since 1991 to help improve workforce safety and competence.