Course Overview

OPITO HUET training prepares offshore personnel to travel to and from offshore oil and gas installations and vessels by helicopter. The course includes specific training in pre-flight and in-flight requirements. Delegates will gain the basic emergency response knowledge and skills required in the event of a helicopter emergency, with specific focus on escaping from a helicopter following ditching.


Prerequisites Required!
In order to complete OPITO Combined HUET, delegates must hold:
    - A valid and in-date OGUK Medical (or equivalent)
    - A valid and in-date Fit to Train Assessment (declaring the participant fit or unfit).

Course Content

By the end of this training programme, delegates will;
- Understand pre-flight and in-flight requirements
- Understand the key principles behind the use of Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) and be able to deploy the system in simulated dry exercises
- Understand the key principles behind the use of the emergency breathing system (EBS) and be able to use one with confidence in a water environment
- Understand the actions to take during a surface evacuation into an aviation raft
- Be competent in their ability to escape from a ditched helicopter in a submerged and capsized emergency situations using breath holds and EBS
- Be able to board an aviation raft successfully from an in water situation

More information

  • Certification: An OPITO certificate will be issued upon successful course completion.
  • Certificate validity (months): 48
  • Target audience: Personnel travelling to offshore oil and gas installations/facilities via helicopter.
  • Revalidation: The course must be revalidated every 4 years.
  • Items to bring: Government Issued Photographic ID eg Driver Licence or Passport, swimwear and a towel.
  • Health prerequisites: Due to certain aspects of the course being potentially physically demanding and/or stressful, delegates will be required to confirm their medical fitness & physical ability to participate on this course by completing our centre medical self-screening form prior to course commencement.

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