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OPITO HUET with EBS
The Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) including Emergency Breathing System (EBS) (OPITO code 5095) is intended for offshore/maritime personnel who use a helicopter for transportation to and from their workplace and for whom safety training is mandatory.
In this course, our instructors will teach you the necessary information and knowledge about the Emergency Breathing System (EBS), which is used in a helicopter to aid in escape when a helicopter enters the water. EBS systems provide a way to extend the time spent underwater. This may be necessary in situations where a helicopter has capsized due to an emergency landing at sea. For example, due to the Coldshock effect of cold water, people are often unable to hold their breath for as long as it takes to escape from the helicopter. An EBS system is there to give you extra time in an emergency situation. The EBS breathing system is a system that is used worldwide. With this system, also called rebreather or air pocket, the user first breathes his own lung capacity into the air pocket used for this purpose and then breathes in his own air again.
This course can optionally be supplemented with training in the CA-EBS system (Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System). You can also book this HUET training course including EBS & CA-EBS with us. Would you like to know the difference between EBS and CA-EBS? Then read our blog article on this subject!
During this course attention will be paid to:
- Helicopter safety (theory/practice) including Emergency Breathing System
- Practical helicopter escape techniques
This training is meant for people who have not obtained a HUET certificate before, as well as for people who want to refresh their knowledge or have a valid certificate that will expire soon.
The training results in the following certification:
- OPITO HUET incl. EBS (OPITO code 5095)
The training is given in English. On request or if only Dutch-speaking students participate, the instruction can be given in Dutch.
For other languages, please contact us for a tailor-made offer.
No admission requirements
- Valid identification, choice of:
- Identity card
- Driving licence
- Valid medical examination certificate
- Dry underwear
- (Security Passport)
You will receive a sticker for your safety passport (PSL) after the training. A safety passport is also available from us.
- Valid identification, choice of:
- Digital certificate as proof of completion. A paper certificate is sent by not sent by default. If desired, you can receive a paper OPITO certificate for an additional charge of €15, - excluding VAT. Read our blog article for more information.
- Fully catered lunch
- Coffee and tea
- OPITO registration fees
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
When the pilot calls out these words, you immediately locate your seatbelt, you locate the exit and you look outside. By taking these actions, you know where the exit from the helicopter is and you know where to focus your efforts in order to escape from the helicopter.
You check the following aspects: seatbelt, exit, loose articles, suit hood. This check must be carried out quickly as you do not have much time to lose if the water rises quickly inside the helicopter.
OPITO assigns certain codes to the training courses that are OPITO certified. The code 5095 is assigned to the training HUET with EBS from OPITO.
OPITO stands for Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation and it develops global standards for the offshore oil and gas industry.
Yes, absolutely! The training includes a full lunch. You have a number of options to choose from in the morning.
On the training page you can find the different starting dates of the training in the top left corner.
The training takes place in our unique indoor training centre at Geyssendorfferweg 47 in Rotterdam. At our training location we have a large maritime swimming pool where a helicopter simulator fits. The simulator can rotate 180 degrees under water. By means of this helicopter simulator, we simulate a real situation so that you can learn how to escape from a helicopter if it capsizes and hits the water.
The training starts at 8:00 and ends around 16:00. We would like to welcome you at 7:45 am so that we can start the lesson on time.
Yes, if you need to be transported by helicopter to an offshore oil and gas installation or to/from ships in the middle of the sea, you are required to have an OPITO HUET certificate. You will receive training with the main objective that you know how to act when your helicopter hits the water.
If your certificate has expired, you will have to undergo the training again.
If your job requires you to be transported by helicopter, it is vital that you know how to act in emergency situations. If your helicopter is submerged, you must be able to do the right thing at the right time so that you can escape safely from the helicopter. The OPITO HUET with EBS training course will teach you the actions you need to take in order to safely escape from a submerged helicopter.
That's right. During the OPITO HUET with EBS training course, you will have both a theoretical and a practical part. During the theory part you will be taught all the important knowledge, and in the afternoon you will apply this knowledge in practice.
During the training attention is paid to helicopter safety including Emergency Breathing System and escape techniques that you can apply if you need to escape from a helicopter. The training is very practical.
The abbreviation OPITO means Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation. HUET means Helicopter Underwater Emergency Training. The abbreviation EBS stands for Emergency Breathing System. An EBS system is a breathing system. During this training, students learn to use this system in a safe manner.
The OPITO certificate is valid for four years. After four years, you will have to undergo refresher training.
Yes, there are definitely divers present during the HUET training. At least two divers guarantee the safety of our course participants. The presence of professional divers allows us to guarantee that action will be taken in time, if necessary. The divers look after the students above and below water.
HUET is the abbreviation for Helicopter Underwater Emergency Training. If you book the HUET with EBS training, you will learn how to escape from a helicopter underwater using an Emergency Breathing System.
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