IMIST Online

OPITO IMIST Online (International Minimum Industry Safety Training Standard) 

OPITO released new temporary guidelines in March 2020 to help implement OPITO training standards during these unprecedented times. These guidelines cover the delivery of underpinning knowledge, theory learning and practical learning outcomes. IMIST Online is now available to complete without the need to attend an invigilation centre.

The Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation (OPITO) is the global skills body for the energy sector established in 1991. An industry-owned organisation, OPITO work with governments, national oil companies, operators and contractors, offering a range of services and products to meet international skills needs and support workforce development.

The OPITO International Minimum Industry Safety Training Standard 5312 (IMIST) was created in 2010 to provide all employees in the oil and gas industry with the necessary safety knowledge both onshore and offshore.

‘IMIST provides uniformity in training and ensures that everyone, regardless of their employer, role or discipline, has the same basic safety understanding and can perform their role to the same standard.’ OPITO

The programme introduces new starts to the fundamentals and ensures that knowledge is maintained in the existing workforce.  The OPITO IMIST certificate is valid for 4 years. Reassessment is required every 4 years or more frequently if the candidate has not worked in the industry for at least 12 months. IMIST consists of 9 modules which learners must demonstrate an understanding of:

  • Hazardous Environment
  • Working Safely
  • Risk Assessment Process
  • Permit to Work
  • Asset Integrity
  • Manual Handling
  • Hazardous Substances
  • Working at Height
  • Mechanical Lifting Activities

IMIST Online

IMIST can be delivered as a two-day classroom course or experienced workers can complete the online version; IMIST-Online, the OPITO approved eLearning re-assessment course.  The course can be accessed direct from MINTRA GROUP or an IMIST approved training centre.

For MINTRA GROUP Trainingportal customers, IMIST-Online is available in three languages to be purchased and assigned to your candidates on your company portal:

Employing companies can also apply to become an IMIST invigilation centre and train their staff internally. 40% of candidates sit IMIST-Online through their employers approved internal invigilation centre.

IMIST-Online utilises a ‘FastTrack’ refresher assessment model, which tests the candidate’s existing knowledge upfront. On completion of the pre-assessment, the course is then tailored to focus the learning on the individual’s knowledge gaps. Once the candidate has completed the learning content, they are presented with a final assessment on the remaining topics. Any failed questions generate the related learning content and further questions are asked until the 100% pass mark is reached.

The key benefits of this model are:

  • Personalised Course to the individual’s specific knowledge gaps at that time. 33% of the content is removed on average by the pre-assessment
  • Experience Saves Time by rewarding existing knowledge.  80 minutes is saved on average by the pre-assessment
  • Confirms 100% Understanding of the IMIST standard by cycling content and assessment

Available in 14 languages

English / Arabic / Hindi / French / Vietnamese / Thai / Indonesian / Russian / Kazakh / Danish / Farsi / Bahasa Malaysian / Brazilian Portuguese / Spanish

Each course is fully translated, including all; text, voice-over, graphics and navigation.

120 Energy companies and 165 IMIST-Online invigilation centres across 52 countries, including:

On completing the course, 80% of Learners said that they would recommend IMIST-Online to a colleague. 95% reported that the course would help them in their job.

Join the Energy companies and training centres around the world providing IMIST Online to their staff and customers. Start the process today and register to become an IMIST approved invigilation centre.

For MINTRA GROUP Trainingportal customers, IMIST-Online is available in three languages to be purchased and assigned to your candidates on your company portal: