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.

Course Contents

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 life jacket, 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*

Firefighting and Self Rescue

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

(1) Correct use of appropriate hand held portable fire extinguishers and which ones   to use for different classes of fires.

(2) Self-rescue techniques with a smoke hood from areas where visibility is reduced due to smoke.

(3) Self-rescue techniques with a smoke hood from areas where visibility is   completely obscured

(4) Small group escape techniques with a smoke hood from areas where visibility is completely obscured

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: ABC