HOIT (Helideck Operations Initial Training)



HOIT is the first training for Helicopter Operations ground support staff in offshore industry. There is a prerequisite that candidate must have ‘Dangerous Goods by Air” training before they can take HOIT training. For the benefit of those  students who have not gone through  “Dangerous Goods by Air” training, we also conduct this training.

Target Audience

Marine staff in Offshore Industry, Safety officer, Deck Pushers, whoever is involved with Helicopter Ground operations.

Course Content

(1) Key parts of relevant helideck operations regulations and guidelines
(2) Helideck physical characteristics
(3) Helideck obstacle-free requirements
(4) Helideck equipment and systems
(5) Meteorological requirements for offshore helicopter operations
(6) Typical hazards associated with offshore helideck operations.
(7) The role and key responsibilities of the offshore HLO and HDA
(8) Main Helideck team responsibilities and required actions, including:

(a) 30 minutes before helicopter ETA
(b) 10 minutes before helicopter ETA
(c) Immediately before helicopter lands
(d) After landing: rotors running turnaround
(e) After landing – engines shut down and rotors not running
(f) Helicopter tie-down, engine blanks and covers fitted
(g) Helicopter start-up

(9) The structure and terms in a typical pre-flight weather report and floating installation (or vessel) data required by helicopter pilot.
(10) Typical Helideck team requirements for Normally Unattended Installations (NUIs).
(11) Correct use of handheld radios and radio checks, complying with radio communications protocol and correct use of appropriate hand signals if radio communications are ineffective
(12) Helideck checks for contamination, debris or damage before and after take-off.
(13) Communication checks, checking helideck equipment status, safety nets, security and stowage of helideck equipment.
(14) Helideck team brief prior to helicopter landing at appropriate times during helicopter operations.
(15) Wearing of appropriate PPE during helicopter operations
(16) Ensure helideck team are in required locations during helicopter operations.
(17) Participate in the use of handheld radios and radio checks
(18) Conduct and respond to required helideck protocols during helicopter operations, to include: safe-to-approach, helicopter anti-collision lights switched off and ‘thumbs-up’ from pilot (as agreed by operating company).
(19) Check passenger and freight manifests.
(20) As HLO, effectively supervise HDAs during passenger, freight and baggage handling
(21) Under direction from the HLO:

(a) Loading, unloading and securing of life saving equipment
(b) Load and unload passenger baggage correctly
(c) Load and unload helicopter freight correctly – using correct manual handling techniques and within helicopter freight loading limitations and requirements.
(d) Identify dangerous goods during helicopter loading and unloading
(e) Assist with passenger safe egress and access on the helideck, to and from the helicopter

(22) Comply with helideck protocols and procedures during helicopter operations
(23) Comply with helicopter danger areas rules.

Note: HOIT Training Certificate is one time certificate and has no expiry.

CourseFee INRDurationCourse TimingDate CommenceRemarks
HOIT12,0003 days10:00-18:00On Demand

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