code: FF20

IMIST International Minimum Industry – Safety Training

format: Virtual course
duration: 1 day
level: Intermediate
accreditation: OPITO



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We know that we need to inspire our trainees to be engaged with health and safety. And if the learning is engaging, enjoyable and stimulating, we stand a better chance of getting across vital health and safety messages for the oil & gas sector.


The aim of the IMIST programme is to introduce delegates to the key safety elements required by all employees working in the oil & gas industry. It also ensures the knowledge and understanding of these basic safety elements are maintained and current amongst the existing workforce.


This introductory safety training programme is designed to introduce the fundamental safety elements of the oil & gas industry to new starts, giving an appreciation of the potential hazards and controls that might be encountered by personnel working within the oil and gas industry.


Classroom of virtual live sessions with remotely located top class OPITO approved instructor

Participants who successfully complete the training are awarded internationally recognized OPITO International Minimum Industry Safety certificate.


  • Knowledge – the course will give all the participants vital understanding of oil & gas related health & safety issues to help them perform better in their role.
  • Relevance – participants will learn practical health & safety techniques that are useful and applicable to oil & gas industry.
  • Career prospects – holding a OPITO IMIST qualification can help oil & gas employees stand out and bring them career success and advancement.



  • A safer workplace – this course is all about keeping people safe from injury and loss of life. For employers this also means protecting valuable assets and avoiding prosecution, litigation and loss of reputation.
  • Assurance – An employer whose workers are OPITO qualified is an employer committed to health & safety. This course helps employers achieve international standards and can help win new business.
  • Return on investment – A worker with a OPITO IMIST certificate has practical knowledge that brings real value, wherever they operate.


  • Introduction to the hazardous environment
  • Understanding the risk assessment process
  • Tasks with a permit to work



  • This course ends with a mandatory written exam for participants to be granted a globally recognised certificate of OPITO IMIST
  • Evaluation using a multi-format question paper and a multiple choice hazard spotting exercise
  • The exam must be taken during the course in the class with the instructors presence.



  • The OPITO IMIST certificate will be granted only for those who successfully pass the exam.¿
  • An OPITO Certificate is a valuable international asset that is recognised worldwide in the oil & gas sector as well as other industries.

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