HUET with EBS (Code 5095)
Helicopter Underwater Escape Training with Emergency Breathing System

Target group
This training programme HUET (with EBS) (OPITO code 5095) is designed to meet the offshore safety and emergency response training requirements for personnel new (or returning) to the offshore oil and gas industry who will be supplied with a rebreather emergency breathing system (EBS) during offshore helicopter travel.
Objectives of the course
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.

The objectives of the HUET (with 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
  • The principles of emergency breathing systems (EBS)
  • The duration of EBS
  • Flotation dynamics associated with EBS
  • Use of the Personal Locator Beacon (PLB)

Training staff will explain and demonstrate:
  • Donning aviation transit suit EBS equipment and an aviation lifejacket
  • Actions in preparation for a helicopter ditching and emergency landing including brace positions for the range of seating locations and harness types
  • Helicopter evacuation
  • Emergency equipment onboard the helicopter, including stowage location of aviation liferaft, operation and entry
  • Initial actions on boarding the aviation liferaft i.e. how to use mooring lines, deploying the sea anchor, raising the canopy and raft maintenance
  • Use of aviation liferaft equipment and secondary actions on boarding the aviation liferaft, to include e.g. posting lookouts, activating the radio beacons and first aid

Delegates will practice and demonstrate:
  • Donning of an aviation transit suit, emergency breathing system (EBS) equipment and an aviation lifejacket.
  • Conducting integrity checks of the EBS equipment
  • Deploying, operating and breathing from EBS equipment at atmospheric pressure in dry conditions.
  • Deploying, operating and breathing from the EBS in a pool utilising personal air (must experience positive and negative pressure created by body orientation in the water)
  • Actions to take in preparing for a helicopter ditching/emergency landing.
  • Following instruction from the crew, evacuation from a helicopter using a nominated exit, following a controlled emergency descent to a dry landing.
  • Dry evacuation, using a nominated exit, to an aviation liferaft from a helicopter ditched on water (including deployment of EBS equipment and, on instructions from aircrew, operation of a push out window), assisting others where possible and carrying out initial actions on boarding the aviation liferaft, to include: mooring lines, deploying the sea anchor, raising the canopy and raft maintenance.
  • Escaping through a window opening which is under water, from a partially submerged helicopter (without deploying EBS equipment or operation of a push out window)
  • Escaping through a window opening which is under water, from a partially submerged helicopter (deploying, operating and breathing from EBS equipment but without operating a push out window)
  • Escaping through a window opening which is under water, from a partially submerged helicopter (deploying, operating and breathing from EBS equipment and operating a push out window)
  • Escaping through a window opening which is under water, from a capsized helicopter (without deploying EBS equipment or operating a push out window)
  • Escaping through a window opening which is under water, from a capsized helicopter (*deploying and operating EBS equipment on surface prior to capsize but without operating a push out window)
  • Escape, through a window opening which is under water, from a capsized helicopter (*deploying and operating the EBS equipment on surface prior to capsize and operating a push out window)
  • Inflation of an aviation lifejacket, deployment of a spray visor and boarding of an aviation liferaft from the water.
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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