Respond to an Incident on a Helideck
The purpose of ERGT’s Helideck Incidents (HDI) course is to provide personnel with the skills and knowledge required to provide essential rescue and containment services in a helideck incident.
It is designed for people operating in support of helicopter operations at a remote location or specialised helideck landing facility normally in the resource industry. In the event of an incident, the person would be required to identify the course of action to be taken and undertake a front line role in rescue operations and damage control. At all times they would be cooperating with other members of the Emergency Response Team (ERT).
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The expected learning outcomes for the Nationally Recognised Training unit PMAOMIR312 Respond to a helideck incident are:
- Respond to the incident
- Evacuate persons from the aircraft
- Provide assistance to evacuees
- Conclude incident activities
- Complete incident debrief
ERGT Required Skills and Knowledge
In order for ERGT to deliver the training and assessment in the timeframe specified for this course, trainees are required to come to the course with a specific range of skills and knowledge.
Evidence of the following prior skills and knowledge must be provided to ERGT for verification prior to course commencement:
PMAWHS213 Undertake fire control and emergency rescue or equivalent fire team member competency
MSMWHS216 Operate breathing apparatus or equivalent breathing apparatus competency
ERGT Desired Skills and Knowledge
It is recommended (but not mandatory) that trainees are fulltime employees who are existing members of an emergency response team that will have the skills and knowledge listed below:
- Assessing fire chemistry, fire characteristics and chemical hazards to identify appropriate fire control strategies
- Selecting and using rescue and fire-fighting equipment
- Applying casualty handling techniques
- Correctly donning and operate breathing apparatus
- Identifying hazards and applying control measures according to procedures
Medical and Health Standards
A medical certificate is not required for this course, however a health questionnaire and declaration of fitness will be required at course registration. Please contact ERGT for any concerns regarding completion of practical training and assessment requirements and to discuss options for reasonable adjustments.
A government issued photo identification and valid USI is required for course registration.
Please read AS/NZS 1715 Appendix B: Facial Seal of Respirators. You will not be able to meet competency if you do not comply with the requirements of the standard. Please contact ERGT if you require further clarification.
Structure & Assessment
This course is delivered through classroom presentations, activities and participant discussion as well as practical components within a simulated workplace environment using specialised equipment. Trainees will demonstrate their competence through direct observation, oral &/or written assessment & practical exercises.
In alignment with industry expectations and to ensure ongoing competence and capability ERGT recommends skills maintenance be conducted every 2 years.
Authority / Regulator
Nationally Recognised Training is regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), which is the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training sector.