Offshore Helideck Emergency Response Team Member
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Aim :
The HDA Helideck Emergency Response Team Member (HERTM) Training programme is to equip Offshore Helideck Assistants with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to perform an emergency response team member role in offshore helideck and helicopter emergencies.

Objectives :
The main objectives are for delegates to fully understand the role and responsibilities of a HDA Helideck Emergency Response Team Member and practice responding to a variety of helideck fire-fighting and non-firefighting emergency scenarios in a training environment.

Course Content:
  • Define the key role and key responsibilities of the HDA HERTM.
  • State the main elements of helideck emergency response plan.
  • Identify types of potential offshore helideck emergencies.
  • Identify types of potential offshore helideck emergencies.
  • Explain the purpose of typical helideck emergency systems and controls.
  • Explain the main differences between helideck emergency response on a main fixed or floating installation and a normally unattended installation (NUI).
  • Communicate effectively with HLO and team members.
  • Respond appropriately to HLO direction in emergencies.
  • Under direction from the HLO: approach the incident area in a controlled manner – continually assessing how the changes in the emergency could impact on the safety of other HERT members.
  • Conduct BA operations in accordance with HLO directions and safe practices.
  • Conduct firefighting operations effectively using fixed and mobile equipment.
  • Update HLO on progress against the plan at appropriate times.
  • Under direction from the HLO: respond to non-fire helideck emergencies.
  • Conduct effective search and rescue for missing persons and casualties during the emergency.
  • Work with ER back-up team when required to do so.
  • Report to HLO any human factors that may affect individual or team performance during the emergency (Team Learning Objective).

Target Audience:
The HERTM Training programme is designed for personnel who are currently-appointed or candidate Offshore Helideck Assistants (HDAs) that require emergency response training in helideck and helicopter emergencies as part of their overall competence requirement.

Delegate Pre-requisites:
There are no pre-requisites.

Training Durations:
3 days

2 years.