Medical & 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 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 provided by the OPITO approved centre.

Learning Outcomes

MODULE 1 – 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) Inflation of an aviation lifejacket, deployment of a spray visor and boarding of an aviation life raft from the water*

Delegate  Performance Assessment:

Delegates will be assessed against the learning outcomes specified in the standard using direct observation.