Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET)

The OPITO-approved HUET course provides the delegate with a range of knowledge and skills relevant to travelling offshore by helicopter and helicopter safety and escape.

Delegates successfully completing OPITO approved training and/or assessment events are registered by OPITO into the Vantage database, the validity of Certificate is 4 years.

Target Group for the HUET

The target group is personnel travelling to oil and gas installations/facilities via helicopter.

Delegate pre-requisites for the HUET

No prerequisites are required.

Physical and stressful demands of the HUET

Training and/or assessment activities contained within this Standard may include physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. All personnel who participate in such activities must be physically and mentally capable of participating fully.

Before be accepted on the Course, the candidate will present:
a. A valid, current offshore medical certificate or similar
b. A valid medical certificate for aviation or marine personnel

Duration of the HUET

Tre course duration is 1 day.

Aim of the HUET

The aim of the HUET with EBS programme is to prepare delegates that intend to travel to and from offshore oil and gas installations and vessels by helicopter by providing specific training in pre-flight and in-flight requirements and to equip delegates with 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.

Learning outcomes of the HUET

The learning outcomes are specified for each of the following modules; they are:

MODULULE 1 – Helicopter Safety and Escape


HUET Key Facts

  • The Sea Survival School was founded in 2010 as a part of the Regional Air Services and is OPITO certified – starting with 7th of February 2011
  • OPITO is a non-profit organization, owned by the offshore industry aiming at rising the competence and safety at work
  • All OPITO certificates are placed in VANTAGE system – which all operators can access on-line to check records authenticity
  • For more information, please visit the Sea Survival School's website: www.sea-survival.ro
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