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OPITO Helideck Emergency Response Team Leader (HERTL)

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  • 4.0 days
  • Firefighting & Helideck Operations

Summary

The aims and objectives of the Helideck Emergency Response Team Leader programme are to equip Team Leaders with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to lead a Helideck Emergency Response Team during offshore helideck and helicopter emergencies.

Objectives

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the role and key responsibilities of the Helideck Emergency Response Team Leader
  • Understand the main elements of helideck emergency response plans
  • Understand and identify the hazards associated with helideck and helicopter emergencies
  • Identify typical organisations involved in a helicopter emergency response
  • Identify types of potential offshore helideck emergencies
  • Understand the general firefighting safety goals and objectives
  • Effectively carry out dynamic risk assessments during an emergency incident
  • Understand the purpose of typical helideck emergency systems and controls
  • Understand the firefighting limitations on Normally Unmanned Installations
  • Confidently lead the Helideck Emergency Response Team during an emergency incident
  • Effectively direct Helideck Emergency Response Team Members into the incident area safely
  • Command and control firefighting operations effectively
  • Command and control the Helideck Emergency Response Team during non-fire helideck incidents
  • Effectively prioritise and manage missing persons and casualties during the emergency
  • Effectively monitor BA control and the safety of Helideck Emergency Response Team Members
  • Look for and respond accordingly to signs of stress in individual team members during the emergency

Target Audience

The target group for Helideck Emergency Response Team Leader Training programme is personnel who are to be appointed to the role of a Helideck Emergency Response Team Leader (HERTL).

Prerequisites

In order to complete an OPITO HERTL training course, delegates must hold a valid and in-date OPITO Helideck Operations Initial Training (HOIT) certificate, a valid and in-date OPITO Helideck Emergency Response Team Member (HERTM) OR OPITO HERTM Further certificate, and a valid and in-date Radio Operators certificate.

Award

An OPITO approved certificate will be issued upon course completion.

Revalidation

This course must be revalidated every 2 years.

Delegates should bring

  • £1.00 coin for locker
  • Government issued photographic ID e.g. Driver's Licence or Passport
  • Spare set of comfortable, loose clothing for wearing under fire PPE
  • Wash kit & towel
  • Safety glasses or goggles if prescribed

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