Helicopter Underwater Escape Training Perth   ·   Melbourne   ·   Darwin

How to Survive a Helicopter Ditching at Sea

ERGT Australia’s Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) course has been designed for personnel who regularly travel over water as a passenger in a helicopter. Travel may take them over water for a period of time before returning to an overland flight path or to/from an offshore installation or facility. Typically trainees on this course are Search and Rescue (SAR) personnel, camera crew, survey crew, maritime pilots or other personnel visiting but not working on an offshore facility.

Due to the risks associated with over water travel, these individuals require the skills and knowledge to appropriately respond to an emergency situation where there is a need to exit a ditched helicopter and survive at sea for a period of time. They will typically respond to direction from the air crew responsible for the passengers on the flight but must also be self-sufficient.

Any personnel spending regular time on an offshore facility within Australian waters will likely be required to undertake a worldwide recognised Offshore Petroleum OPITO approved course (BOSIET/TBOSIET). If unsure please contact your employer or info@ergt.com.au

Course Availability

ERGT’s HUET course is conducted at our safety training centres in Perth, WA, Melbourne, Victoria and Darwin, NT. Please enquire online or call us on (08) 9417 6900 for more information.

Learning Outcomes

The expected learning outcomes for this Nationally Recognised Training unit PMAWHS214 Undertake helicopter safety and escape are:
– Prepare for flight
– Board the helicopter
– Prepare for helicopter ditching
– Undertake evacuation from the helicopter
– Facilitate recovery process
– Control hazards

Training Standard Pre-requisites
There are no training standard pre-requisites for this course.

ERGT Required Skills and Knowledge
There are no ERGT required skills and knowledge applicable for this course.

ERGT Desired Skills and Knowledge
In order to complete this training within ERGT’s course duration, it is recommended (but not mandatory) that trainees are experienced workers that are in fulltime or part time employment. The trainee should be familiar with workplace hazards and related hazard controls. If you do not have the recommended skills and knowledge please contact ERGT.

Medical and Health Standards
A current offshore or industry equivalent medical is required for this course. Please refer to the ERGT Huet Medical Form located under the Trainee Resources page for accepted medicals and requirements.

Additional Requirements
Government-issued photo identification and valid USI are required for course registration.
Please bring swimwear and towel for in water activities.

Structure & Assessment
The Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) course is delivered through classroom presentations, group discussions and practical demonstrations and exercises utilising specialised facilities and equipment.

ERGT incorporate the use of Modular Egress Training Simulators (METS®) for HUET.

Skills Maintenance
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.

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Upon successful completion trainees will be issued with a Statement of Attainment in:
PMAWHS214 Undertake helicopter safety and escape

Upon successful completion trainees will also be issued with a personalised HUET identity card.

Also Known as

HUET Heli Escape BOSIET helicopter escape helicopter ditching course

Common Occupations

Health Safety & Environment Personnel, Engineer, Pilot, Marine Pilot, Maintenance Team Member, Operations Team Member, Trainer, Logistics, Managerial, Technician, Compliance, Learning & Development, Crewman, Medical Personnel

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