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 HELICOPTER SAFETY AND ESCAPE
Helicopter Travel Training staff will explain:
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.
Aircraft basic flotation characteristics.
Aircraft escape routes for ditching and emergency landing.
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 a 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.
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
DURATION OF THE TRAINING COURSE The duration of the training course is 1 day.