OPITO Helideck Emergency Response Team Member (HERTM)

The Offshore Helideck Assistants (HDAs) typically carry out routine helideck operations such as maintenance and testing of helideck systems and equipment. HDAs also assist with passenger embarkation and disembarkation, as well as transferring freight and passenger baggage to and from the helicopter. HDAs will also perform the role of HDA Helideck Emergency Response Team Member (HERTM) when preparing for helicopter landings and form the initial respond to helicopter emergencies. This training course is designed to give the initial knowledge, understanding and skills required to perform the role of Helideck Emergency Response Team Member in Helideck Operations with high level of safety and efficiency.

Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization

This course
is approved by OPITO.
Duration: 4 days
Participants: 12 prs
Validity: 2 years

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Target Audience

All personnel designated as Helideck Emergency Response Team Member on offshore installations

Course Prerequisites

A valid OPITO Helideck Operations Initial Training Certificate

Course Content

Theoretical lessons and practical exercises at Helicopter simulator:

  • Helideck Emergency Response Preparedness
    • Helideck emergency response pre-planning
    • Helideck and helicopter emergency systems and controls
  • NUI HDA Emergency Response
    • NUI HDA emergency response requirements
  • HDA Helideck Emergency Response Team Member (HERTM)
    • HDA HERTM response in helideck and helicopter emergencies
    • Practical Exercises for the HDA Emergency Response Team Member

Participants should demonstrate their knowledge of the role and responsibilities of a HDA HERTM and practice to a variety of helideck firefighting and non-firefighting emergency scenarios.

Admission Requirements

Participants must have a valid medical certificate and valid photo ID


Every two years

Frequently asked questions - OPITO Helideck Emergency Response Team Member (HERTM)

After completing the course with Lerus, will participants receive an official OPITO certification?

Yes, upon successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded an official OPITO certification, recognizing their competence in helideck operations.

What is included in the course content?

The course includes theoretical lessons and practical exercises at a helicopter simulator, covering topics such as Helideck Emergency Response Preparedness, Helideck and helicopter emergency systems and controls, and practical exercises for the HDA Emergency Response Team Member.

Why should professionals choose Lerus for their training needs?

Lerus is a global company with extensive experience in providing offshore training courses. We offer modern facilities equipped with the latest technology and are staffed by highly experienced and qualified instructors. This combination ensures that participants receive comprehensive and up-to-date training that meets the highest standards of safety and efficiency.

Reviews - OPITO Helideck Emergency Response Team Member (HERTM)

Very good
Instructor is higly-experienced and provides up-to-date information, facility is also well equipped. I will recommend this center to everyone! Review by: Pavlo
Very good course
The course is very good. Experienced staff, good theoretical content and fascinating facility for practice. Review by: Dmytro
The course was provided perfectly and the programme complied fully with the OPITO standard requirements. The important fact worth to be emphisised is that it is the only OPITO approved training center in Ukraine. Lerus training center keeps going ahead. Review by: Klimentii
Excellent and very comprehensive practical class and instructors Review by: Frans William Mairuhu
Course delivery by the Instructor/Team was excellent. Enjoyed the Practical session. Review by: Dutta
Perfect execution and learning Review by: Aditya
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