OPITO HUET 5095 (Helicopter Underwater Escape Training)

Overview

The OPITO-approved Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) program is designed for personnel traveling to offshore installations/vessels via helicopter.

This course provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge in emergency response related to helicopter evacuation and escape from a ditched/capsized helicopter using personal safety equipment to include an Emergency Breathing System (EBS).

Course Objectives

The Standard: The OPITO standards are a set of training and/or competence standards, produced and agreed by the offshore oil and gas industry covering a variety of offshore emergency response duties and occupational roles.

This Course is accepted in most regions of the world where oil and gas industries operate.

Aim: The aim of the HUET program is to prepare students that intend to travel to and from offshore oil & gas installations and vessels by helicopter by providing specific training in: pre-boarding, in-flight and disembarkation safety procedures and helicopter escape actions prior to and following an emergency ditching.

Objectives: The objectives of the HUET training are that students will be able to demonstrate in a simulated environment:

  • Proper use of applicable safety equipment
  • Proper procedures in preparing for an evacuation on land/water
  • Proper procedures to escape from a sinking or capsized helicopter to include deployment and operation of an Emergency Breathing System (EBS).

Topics Covered:

MODULE 1 Learning Outcomes: Helicopter Safety and Escape

To successfully complete this module, students must be able to demonstrate:

  • Donning an aviation transit suit, aviation lifejacket and EBS equipment and associated integrity checks.
  • Actions to take in preparation for a helicopter ditching and an emergency landing.
  • Actions following a controlled emergency descent to a dry landing with evacuation via a nominated exit.
  • Deployment, operation and breathing from EBS in a pool utilizing personal air prior to HUET exercises.
  • Actions following a controlled ditching on water (including deploying EBS and, on instruction from aircrew, operation of a push-out window) and evacuate through a nominated exit to an aviation life raft.
  • Assist others where possible in carrying out initial actions on boarding the aviation life raft.
  • Escaping through a window opening which is underwater, from a partially submerged helicopter
  • Escaping through a window opening which is underwater, from a partially submerged helicopter utilizing EBS.
  • Escaping through a window opening which is underwater, from a partially submerged helicopter utilizing an EBS and operating a push-out window.
  • Escaping through a window opening which is underwater, from a capsized helicopter.
  • Escaping through a window opening which is underwater, from a capsized helicopter utilizing EBS.
  • Escaping through a window opening which is underwater, from a capsized helicopter utilizing an EBS and operating a push-out window.
  • Inflating an aviation lifejacket and deploying a spray visor in water.
  • Boarding an aviation life raft from water.

Additional Information

Course Length: 8 hrs

Prerequisite: Training and assessment activities contained within this standard include physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. All personnel who participate in such activities must be physically and mentally capable of participating fully. Prior to participating in practical exercises, the student must be fit for training* and able to:

  • Hold their breath underwater for 10 seconds
  • Move through water using their arms
  • Wear and use a lifejacket and survival suit in a pool
  • Re-breathe using an EBS for up to 30 seconds
  • Sit in class for up to 60 minutes per session
  • Step into a pool from a height of 1m / 3.2ft
  • Use upper body muscles ( Lifting and pulling actions)when climbing in/out of a life raft

*Safety First

Safety Management Systems regards your safety first and suggests the following: Candidates that are concerned with  participating in practical exercises due to current or pre-existing medical conditions should consult their primary care provider prior to the onset of the training program as to the nature and extent of the training.

All delegates must produce the following prior to the onset of training:

  • Valid ( Photographic) Government Identification

Assessment: SMS staff will deliver a series of explanations and demonstrations to deliver the BOSIET program. Students will be assessed against the learning outcomes specified by using direct observation.

Attendance Requirements: Daily attendance and 100% participation of each module is required to Obtain OPITO HUET Certification.

Course Administration: Each registrant will be registered with the Central Register (CR) operated by OPITO.

Retraining: Every four years

Location: Only offered at our Lafayette location.

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