Changes to OPITO Helicopter Standards and Courses
As of 15th July 2013, new OPITO standards come into effect for Helicopter courses. These changes have implications for our course calendar and prices, and for any courses booked to start from 15th July.
Current Standards (until 15th July)
|Helideck Assistant (HDA)||1 Day||No Expiry||BOSIET / FOET & OEHTM||£200||£25|
|Offshore Emergency Helideck Team Member (OEHTM)||4 Days||2 yrs||BOSIET / FOET||£1,500||£25|
|Offshore Emergency Helideck Team Member (Further) (OEHTM FT)||2 Days||2 yrs||BOSIET / FOET & OEHTM||£600||£25|
|Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)||2 Days||2 yrs||BOSIET / FOET, OEHTM, CAA / HRO & Helideck Experience||£630||£25|
|Helicopter Landing Officer (Further) (HLO FT)||2 Days||2 yrs||BOSIET / FOET, OEHTM & CAA / HRO||£500||£25|
New Standards (from 15th July)
|Helideck Assistant Initial (HDA)||3 Days||No Expiry**||None||£650||£25|
|Helideck Assistant – Helideck Emergency Response Team Member (HDA HERTM)||4 Days||2 yrs||None||£1,600||£25|
|Helideck Assistant Further Training (HDA FT)||2 Days||2 yrs||HDA HERTM or HDA FT||£750||£25|
|Helicopter Landing Officer Initial Training (HLO)||3 Days||2 yrs||None||£700||£25|
|Helicopter Landing Officer – Helideck Emergency Response Team Leader (HLO HERTL)||4 Days||2 yrs||HLO Initial & HDA HERTM||£1,600||£25|
|Helicopter Landing Officer Further Training (HLO FT)||2 Days||2 yrs||HLO HERTL or HLO FT||£800||£25|
Prices exclude VAT
*Prices may change after OPITO audits and all our outstanding questions are answered
** HDA HERTM is required within 2 yrs of HDA Initial
It is important to note that whilst there are no pre-requisites for attending HDA Initial, HLO Initial & HDA HERTM courses, there are still other training requirements for working in these roles offshore and the responsibility for these falls to the operator and not the training provider. See note: Workplace Experience & Competence Assessment, below.
For further details please see: http://uk.opito.com/uk/library/emergency_response_training/2-HDA-Standard-Rev-1.pdf
For further details please see: http://uk.opito.com/uk/library/emergency_response_training/1-HLO-Standard-Rev-5.pdf
Workplace Experience & Competence Assessment
In addition to onshore-based training, there is now a requirement for HDA’s and HLO’s to be assessed onsite in their roles. Petans can provide this onsite training by qualified instructors/assessors for customers where necessary @ £500 +VAT per day based on a maximum of 10 delegates.
If you have any questions about the changes to these courses, please do not hesitate to contact us.