Medical and Health Requirements

Training and/or assessment activities contained within this course may include physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. All personnel who participate in such activities must be physically and mentally capable of participating fully. Therefore OPITO-approved training centres are required, as a minimum, to ensure that prior to participating in practical exercises, the delegate must either:

a)Possess a valid, current offshore medical certificate, or

b)Possess an operator approved medical certificate, or

c)Undergo medical screening by completing an appropriate medical screening form, as provided by the OPITO-approved centre.

a)Possess a valid, current offshore medical certificate, or

b)Possess an operator approved medical certificate, or

c)Undergo medical screening by completing an appropriate medical screening form, as provided by the OPITO-approved centre.

Course Contents

Helicopter Safety and Escape

COURSE CONTENTS

MODULE 5  Learning Outcomes               

Helicopter Safety and Escape

To successfully complete this training, delegates must be able to demonstrate:

(1) 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

(2)    Deploying (left and right hand) and breathing from CA-EBS equipment at

atmospheric pressure in dry conditions

(3)    Actions to take in preparing for a helicopter emergency landing

(4)    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)

(5)   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)

(6)   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*

(7)   Escaping through a window opening which is underwater, from a partially

submerged helicopter (without operation of a push out window)*

(8)   Escaping through a window opening which is underwater, from a partially

submerged helicopter (with operation of a push out window)*

(9)   Escaping through a window opening which is underwater, from a capsized

helicopter (without operation of a push out window)*

(10) Following escape from the helicopter (HUET), inflate lifejacket, deploy spray

visor and carry out in-water procedures, to include swimming, getting into Heat

Escape Lessening Position (HELP), towing, chain, huddle and circle*

(11) Boarding an aviation liferaft from the water*

(12) Being rescued by one of the recognised methods available offshore and survivor actions following rescue*.

 

Additional Module 5 Learning Outcomes ( specific to Element 5.3)

Note 1: Delegates must complete Element 5.3 unless they are unable to meet the additional

medical requirements stated in Section D.3, items d), e) and f). Delegates must not

participate in the practical exercises contained in Element 5.3 if they are unable to meet

the additional medical requirements stated in Section D.3, items d), e) and f).

Note 2: Delegates who provide a statement at stage f) declaring they are unfit to train on the day of the scheduled training will be required to return to the training centre at a later

date to complete Element 5.3 before a certificate can be issued (provided all other

course learning outcomes have been met) . Training Centres must retain records of

delegates who are unable to participate in these exercises.

To successfully complete this training, delegates must be able to demonstrate:

(11) Deploying CA-EBS (above the water surface) and breathing from the CA-EBS in a

pool, face down in shallow water (at a maximum depth of 0.7m, measured at the

chest)

(12) 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 (at a maximum

depth of 0.7m, measured at the chest)

(13) 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 (at a maximum depth of 0.7m, measured at the chest)

(14) Deploying CA-EBS (above water surface), in a pool and breathing from CA-EBS

underwater in a vertical position (at a maximum depth of 0.7m, measured at the

chest)

(15) Deploying CA-EBS (underwater), in a pool and breathing from CA-EBS underwater in

a  vertical position (at a maximum depth of 0.7m, measured at the chest)

(16) 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 (at a maximum depth of 0.7m, measured at the chest)

Note 3: Training Staff must directly supervise delegates during any underwater ascent using

CA-EBS equipment to ensure that the delegate exhales during the ascent.

MODULE 6 Learning Outcomes                         Firefighting and Self Rescue

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

(1) Correct use of hand held portable fire extinguishers and which ones to use for

different classes of fires.

(2) Self-rescue techniques with a smoke hood or partial blindfold from areas where

delegate visibility is reduced.

(3) Self-rescue techniques with a smoke hood or partial blindfold from areas where

delegate visibility is completely obscured.

(4) Small group escape techniques with a smoke hood or partial blindfold from areas

where delegate visibility is completely obscured.

MODULE 7  Learning Outcomes                          

Emergency First Aid

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

1)   Raising the alarm

2)   *Immediate first aid actions, to include: industry recognised first aid practice ABC**

*Immediate first aid actions – putting casualty in the recovery position: delegate must get

instruction and demonstration only from Instructors on putting a casualty into the recovery

position but do not need to demonstrate this.

** Industry recognised first aid practice – this may vary depending on first aid practice   guidelines