OPITO Helideck Operations Initial Training (HOIT) - HLO and HDA Initial Training

The Helideck Operations Initial training is designed to give the initial knowledge, understanding and skills required to perform the role of Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) and/or Helideck Assistant (HDA) with high level of safety and efficiency.

Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization

This course
is approved by OPITO.
Duration: 3 days
Participants: 12 prs
Validity: No expiry

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HLO is responsible for the day-to-day management of the helideck, associated helideck operations and supervision of the Helideck Assistants (HDAs). The HLO is responsible for leading the initial response to a helicopter emergency on an offshore fixed, mobile or floating installation

Target Audience

Any person designated as a Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) and/or Helideck Assistant (HDA).

Course Prerequisites

As a minimum, delegates must have completed Dangerous Goods by Air training course in accordance with Part 1, Chapter 1.4 of the ICAO Technical Instructions and sub section 1.5 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, Category 7, 8 or 9 or state aviation approved dangerous goods awareness training course.

Course Content

Theoretical lessons together with practical exercises in a Helicopter simulator:

  • Offshore Helideck regulations and guidelines
  • Helicopter and Helideck Hazards and Management Systems
  • HLO responsibilities during helicopter landing and departure
  • Supervision of passengers and cargo handling
  • HLO Normally Unattended Installations. HLO Responsibilities
  • Supervision of HDA’s
  • Helicopter refuelling awareness

Participants should demonstrate the ability to understand and perform the basic responsibilities of a Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)


Not required

Frequently asked questions - OPITO Helideck Operations Initial Training (HOIT) - HLO and HDA Initial Training

After completing the course, 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 the main objective of the "Helideck Operations Initial Training (HOIT) - HLO and HDA Initial Training" offered by Lerus?

The course is designed to equip participants with the essential knowledge and skills required for helideck operations. It covers a range of topics, from helideck communication and helicopter refueling to emergency response procedures, ensuring that participants are well-prepared to handle various situations on the helideck.

Why choose Lerus for "Helideck Operations Initial Training (HOIT) - HLO and HDA Initial Training"?

Lerus is a global leader in maritime and offshore training, known for its commitment to excellence. Our courses, including the HOIT training, are designed to meet the highest industry standards. By choosing Lerus, participants are assured of receiving world-class training that aligns with our global reputation for quality and expertise.

Reviews - OPITO Helideck Operations Initial Training (HOIT) - HLO and HDA Initial Training

Excellent course
Professional instructors, informative and sufficient Review by: Mykola
Amazing service
I would like to thank Lerus team for this course. Instructor Andriy knows material perfectly, facility is well-prepared. I received good initial knowledge and skill to become HLO. Review by: Andrii
A superb training
I'm completely glad to pass the HOIT training here, Lerus training center. According high OPITO standard, I received valuable knowledge and key skills required for the first stage of becoming HLO. Everything was perfect, from the very booking till the receipt of the certificate. I would like to pass the HERTM training here with no doubts. Review by: Kyrylo
The institute is organised and hygiene is maintained. Teaching quality is very good and any doubts properly explained. Review by: Sambhav
overall excellent
Best classes, and faculty presentation is more reliable and understanding Review by: aswin
Very excellent team
Very professional team ,supportive administration and practical crew .They have all required equipments for practical understanding. Review by: Sa

OPITO Helideck Operations Initial Training (HOIT): Elevating Offshore Safety Standards

Lerus Training offers a comprehensive Helideck Operations Initial Training (HOIT) program, designed to equip delegates with the skills and knowledge required for the roles of Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) and Helideck Assistant (HDA). This OPITO-approved training course is essential for those appointed to the role of HLO and HDA, as it provides them with the initial knowledge and understanding needed to perform these critical functions safely and effectively. The course covers various aspects of helicopter operations, including dangerous goods by air awareness and the use of handheld radios for communication. Delegates will learn how to respond to required helideck protocols, such as ensuring helicopter anti-collision lights are switched on, and will be trained in the use of specific hand signals, including the 'safe-to-approach' signal. The aim and objectives of the program are to equip the delegate with the skills required to perform their duties on both fixed and floating installations.

OPITO Helideck Operations: A Training Course for Aspiring HLOs and HDAs

The HOIT program also includes additional training elements to further enhance the delegate's capabilities. This includes the City and Guilds accredited dangerous goods by air training, which is a required component for those working in helideck operations. Delegates must complete this training to understand and respond effectively to the particular region of operations they will be working in. The course is designed to provide comprehensive training and assessment in all aspects of helideck operations, ensuring that each delegate is fully prepared to take on the responsibilities of an HLO or HDA. By completing the HOIT program at Lerus Training, delegates ensure they have the required training and skills to perform their roles to the highest standards of safety and efficiency in the offshore industry.

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