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H.U.E.T - Helicopter Underwater Escape Training

about this course

The OPITO-approved HUET (Helicopter Underwater Escape Training) is designated for people travelling to an offshore oil & gas installation with a helicopter. This training is the minimum requirement for most offshore companies when people want to bring a short visit to their platform.

In this one day course we prepare delegates on travelling with a helicopter (pre-flight, in-flight and basic training on emergency procedures) and abandonment of a ditched helicopter.


There are no prerequisites to participate in a HUET. All delegates have to have a valid and current (offshore) medical certificate. This certificate needs to be shown at the beginning of the training.

  • May not attend if more than 6 months pregnant or as per Doctors advice

Aims and objectives

The aims of this HUET-course is to train delegates in the specific area of helicopter safety and teach them how to act when a helicopter is in an emergency situation. The main focus is on the escape from a ditched helicopter.

The course is developed according the OPITO standards and contains the following elements:

  • emergency equipment on board of a helicopter and how to use this;
  • prepare on an emergency landing;
  • a simulated emergency landing on land and in the water;
  • the use of a Emergency Breathing System (EBS);
  • several exercises of an underwater escape from a helicopter simulator;
  • ways to escape from a helicopter after an emergency landing or after capsizing.

Target group

Personnel travelling offshore with the use of a helicopter. Company specific requirements can be added to the HUET course.

Course Details

Duration: 1 day

Course Dates:
11 October
8 November
28 November

Minimum number of participants: 6 delegates

Validity 4 Years

OPITO course code:

Course Fee Information

Course fees are quoted in South African Rands, and are subject to increase without notice when circumstances or related services for costs change. Please enquire as to the correct fee at the time of the booking. All bookings made in advance will not attract additional costs.

Course fees are not refundable and certifications are only issued once all course fees are paid in full. Kindly note that we do not accept cheques, only cash or electronic transfers.