HUET Helicopter Training
A Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) teaches the crew how to survive an helicopter ditching on to water
ERGT Australia, October 12, 2017 - A Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) is a course that prepares personnel with the knowledge and skill to safely disembark from a helicopter that has made an emergency landing or ditched on to water.
A HUET course combines practical exercises with learning about such topics as; helicopter safety, emergency procedures, underwater escape techniques and sea survival. The practical elements are conducted in a pool utilising a specially designed HUET module and life raft. The HUET module represents the cabin of a helicopter and has the ability to rotate at least 180 degrees while being submerged in water to simulate a helicopter ditching resulting in capsize. While in the module participants put into practice such skills as brace positions, escape plans and the operation of emergency exits.
If you travel regularly by helicopter over water for your work in Australia you may be required to complete a HUET course. These courses are designed for specific environments, situations, industries and job roles; these are described for each course below.
OPITO ( Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization ) is an international not for profit Oil & Gas industry owned organisation.
There are different “HUET” courses delivered by ERGT which have been designed by industry and regulators for different roles and industries. These courses are:
- Undertake Helicopter Safety & Escape: This course is designed for personnel travelling regularly by helicopter to any of the following installations or facilities; offshore rig/installation, floating facility, or support vessel. It delivers the NRT certification PMAWHS214 Undertake helicopter safety & escape. The course delivers such content as; prepare for flight, prepare for helicopter ditching and undertake evacuation from helicopter but does not include the use of an Emergency Breathing System (EBS).
- Aviation Industry HUET (AVI HUET): This course has been designed for Pilots and Flight Crew across a range of industries including; emergency services, law enforcement and military. The AVIF2014 Undertake aircraft underwater escape & survival NRT unit can be delivered in conjunction with AVIF2015 Utilise emergency breathing system, which enables the participants to gain confidence utilising an EBS during an emergency landing or ditching on to water. Both of these AVI competencies can be delivered separately if one is not required.
- OPITO Helicopter Underwater Safety & Escape (Standard Code 5195): This course is a cold water qualification. It has been designed for workers with special exemptions (such as for a one day trip) travelling in cold water environment to Oil & Gas installations/facilities via helicopter. This course delivers the HUET and Sea Survival component of the BOSIET and FOET courses.
- OPITO Tropical Undertake Helicopter Safety & Escape (Standard Code 5195): This course delivers OPITO THUET and has been designed for those travelling to Oil & Gas installations/facilities via helicopter in a tropical environment. It contains helicopter safety and escape, facility abandonment via a life boat (TEMPSC) and sea survival.
You can find more info about these courses at ERGT Australia