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.

Courses Duration Participants Language
3 days 12 prs Eng / Ukr
3 days 12 prs Eng / Id
3 days 12 prs English
3 days 12 prs English
3 days 12 prs English

OPITO Helideck Operations Initial Training (HOIT) - HLO and HDA Initial Training - Photo 1

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.


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

Course reviews

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
Very nicely arranged training center with very competent trainer and support staff. FULLY RECOMMENDED Review by: Kailly
Very good.
Very good. Review by: DINESH SINGH JAMWAL
Very good for offshore training Review by: Junu
Value of the course
Perfect Classes and environment pleased to be a part of the training. Review by: Aditya