HUET with CA-EBS (Code 5295)
Helicopter Underwater Escape Training with Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System

Target group
This programme HUET (with CA-EBS) is designed to meet the offshore safety and emergency response training requirements for personnel working in the offshore oil and gas industry who will be supplied with a compressed air emergency breathing system (CA-EBS) during offshore helicopter travel.
Course Aim and Objectives
The aim of the HUET (with CA-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 preflight 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.

The objectives of the HUET (with CA-EBS) Training are that delegates will be able to:
  • Demonstrate, in a simulated environment, that they can use the safety equipment, and follow procedures in preparing for, and during helicopter emergencies – with particular focus on escaping from a helicopter following ditching.
Approval




Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization (OPITO)
Course contents
1.Helicopter Safety and Escape

Helicopter Travel
Training staff will explain:
  • Pre-flight briefings
  • The procedures and requirements for pre-boarding, safe boarding, in-flight and safe disembarkation
  • Delegates must be made aware that they should ensure they familiarise themselves with the aviation transit suit they are expected to use before boarding a helicopter

Helicopter Emergencies
Training staff will explain:
  • Informing the crew of suspected or observed helicopter emergencies
  • In-flight procedures
  • Aircraft basic flotation characteristics
  • Aircraft escape routes for ditching and emergency landing
  • Independent action
  • Survival techniques following ditching and emergency landing

Use of Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS)
Training staff will explain:
  • The principles of compressed air emergency breathing systems (CA-EBS)
  • The principles of other typical emergency breathing systems (EBS) used in the oil and gas industry (i.e. re-breather systems)
  • The components and elements of the CA-EBS
  • The operation of the compressed air EBS equipment in conjunction with other survival equipment
  • The hazards associated with compressed air EBS

Training staff will explain and demonstrate and delegates will practice:
  • The pre-donning checks on the life jacket and compressed air EBS
  • How to don the life jacket complete with compressed air EBS
  • Deployment of CA-EBS

Practical helicopter escape techniques
Following explanations and demonstrations by training staff delegates will practice and demonstrate:
  • Donning of an aviation transit suit, an aviation lifejacket, compressed air emergency breathing system (CA-EBS) equipment and conducting integrity checks of the CA-EBS equipment, including buddy checks
  • Deploying (left and right hand) and breathing from CA-EBS equipment at atmospheric pressure in dry conditions
  • Actions to take in preparing for a helicopter emergency landing
  • Following instruction from the crew, location of CA-EBS equipment and evacuation from a helicopter using a nominated exit, following a controlled emergency descent to a dry landing (conducted in helicopter simulator at poolside on dry land)
  • Actions to be taken in preparing for an in-water ditching including location of exit, deploying and breathing from CA-EBS equipment at atmospheric pressure in dry conditions (conducted in helicopter simulator at poolside on dry land)
  • Dry evacuation, using a nominated exit, to an aviation life raft from a helicopter ditched on water (and, on instructions from the aircrew, operation of a push out window), assisting others where possible and carrying out initial actions on boarding the aviation life raft, to include: mooring lines, deploying the sea anchor, raising the canopy and raft maintenance
  • Escaping through a window opening which is underwater, from a partially submerged helicopter (without operation of a push out window)
  • Escaping through a window opening which is underwater, from a partially submerged helicopter (with operation of a push out window)
  • Escaping through a window opening which is underwater, from a capsized helicopter (without operation of a push out window)
  • Inflation of an aviation lifejacket, deployment of a spray visor and boarding of an aviation life raft from the water

Additional CA-EBS Training (In-Water)
Following explanations and demonstrations by training staff delegates will practice and demonstrate:
  • Deploying CA-EBS (above the water surface) and breathing from the CA-EBS in a pool, face down in shallow water
  • Deploying CA-EBS (below the water surface, face down in a pool in shallow water) and clearing the mouthpiece by exhaling under the water surface
  • Deploying CA-EBS (below the water surface, face down in a pool in shallow water, using opposite hand to previous exercise) and clearing with purge button under the water surface
  • Deploying CA-EBS (above water surface), in a pool and breathing from CA-EBS underwater in a vertical position
  • Deploying CA-EBS (underwater), in a pool and breathing from CA-EBS underwater in a vertical position
  • Deploying CA-EBS (underwater), in a pool, breathing from CA-EBS underwater, and moving along a horizontal rail for a period of no less than 30 seconds, including a change in direction


Duration of the training course
The duration of the training course is 1 day.
Price
Standart Price – 660 EUR per person
SPECIAL OFFER PRICE - 490 EUR per person
Certificate validity
4 years
Training approaches and equipment:
  • Theoretical tasks with presentations and visualizations
  • Explanations and demonstrations using real equipment
  • Practical exercises using real life equipment and/or simulators
  • Professional instructors with industry experience
Course limitations:
The course ratio are:
  • Theory – 16 participants on 1 instructor
  • Practice – 4 participants on 1 instructor
Description of the course
Location
Riga, Latvia
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