Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) Firefighting Day 2
Overview: The Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) Firefighting Day 2 course prepares the student on duties and responsibilities in the event of a helicopter accident while on an offshore oil installation and to prepare the student on maintaining readiness before arrival and during departure of a helicopter. This course is designed to meet the initial training requirements for HLO Firefighting for Offshore Helicopter Landing Officers. Successful completion enables the candidate to work offshore after receiving site-specific training.
Course Length: 1 day | Course Required By: Employer-specific
Course Objectives: Upon completion of Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) Firefighting Day 2 training, the student will be able to:
- Helicopter operational hazards
- Possible ignition sources
- Appropriate firefighting equipment
- Discuss the importance of regular emergency drills
- Recognize common emergency vessel and platform alarms
- Donning of appropriate firefighting protection gear, to include SCBA (Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus)
- Develop and implement hazard awareness while entering the incident area
- Demonstrate movement strategies during an incident on a helideck
- Discuss the importance of having an escape route during rescue operations
- Discuss your role in the emergency response plan while responding to an incident
- Conduct search and rescue of missing persons
- Determine identity of missing persons using a POB (Person On Board) and passenger flight manifest list
- Discuss the importance of Point Last Seen (PLS) before initiating a hasty search
- Discuss use of the fire and emergency alarm to allow for a complete muster of crew members on board
- Discuss general principles of accessing and removing trapped passengers in a helicopter
- Demonstrate moving injured personnel to a safe location using a stretcher, backboard, and other available litters
- Demonstrate moving injured personnel to a safe location using emergency carries to include a one person assist, two person assist, clothes drag, extremity drag, and blanket drag
- Discuss the different firefighting principles, as they pertain to helicopter operations
- Describe procedures for cleaning up helicopter fuel spills
Prerequisites: None required
Written Exam: Written and hands-on competency will be evaluated at the end of each course. Incorrectly answered questions will be reviewed with student to ensure understanding before completion of course.
Retraining: Every 3 years.
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