This course is designed and conducted according to OPITO Approved Standards with EBS.
Theoretical & practical training in helicopter safety & sea survival skills & techniques, plus practical training in underwater helicopter egress.
Aims & Objectives
To provide passengers and aircrew with the knowledge and skills necessary to react to and survive a helicopter ditching and to be able to care for themselves in a sea survival situation.
On completion, delegates will be able to demonstrate competence in theory and practice of the following:
- Surface Abandonment,
- Pre ditching checks,
- Ditching – aircraft capsize,
- Life rafts,
- EPIRB’s & ELT’s,
- Safe use of pyrotechnics,
- Search & Rescue (SAR),
- Sea Survival,
- Helicopter Safety.
All delegates must complete at least (3) unassisted escapes from the helicopter module & complete a questionnaire in order to pass the course.
Delegates must hold a valid and current medical certificate in accordance with:
If non-marine industry personnel – Industry Standards.
If marine industry personnel – As per-SOLAS chapter 9.
Method of Training
Marine & Offshore can conduct this course ON-SITE anywhere utilising a hotel swimming pool or similar (Minimum depth requirement two (2) metres).
One (1) day
Certificate Validity Period:
Four (4) years