Aim and Objectives The aim of the Helideck Emergency Response Team Member (HERTM) Training programme is to equip Offshore Helideck emergency response personnel wsith the knowledge, understanding and skills required to perform an emergency response team member role in offshore helideck and helicopter emergencies. The main objectives are for delegates to fully understand the role and responsibilities of a Helideck Emergency Response Team Member and practice responding to a variety of helideck firefighting and non-firefighting emergency scenarios in a training environment. Leaning Outcomes Module 1
- The key role and key responsibilities of the HERTM.
- The main elements of helideck emergency response plan.
- Types of potential offshore helideck emergencies.
- The general firefighting safety goals and objectives.
- The purpose of typical helideck emergency systems and controls.
- The main differences between helideck emergency response on a main fixed or floating installation and a normally unattended installation (NUI).
Module 3 To successfully complete this training program, delegate must be able to perform
- Emergency access and egress to and from helidecks including clear, concise and effective communications with HERTL and team members.
- Updating HERTL on progress against the emergency response plan at appropriate times.
- Responding appropriately to HERTL direction during emergencies including the correct selection of appropriate fire-fighting equipment for the incident.
- Under direction from the HERTL: approaching the incident area in a controlled manner continually assessing how the changes in the emergency could impact on the safety of other ERT members, maintaining a means of escape from the incident area.
- Effective execution of emergency response tasks.
- Conducting helicopter incident firefighting operations, to include responding to a helicopter engine fire using a CO2 media extended applicator
- Correct donning and use of breathing apparatus (BA) when instructed by HERTL (all delegates to practice donning and using BA).
- Effective Search and rescue (SAR) principles and techniques – on or close to the helideck, locating, extracting and handling missing personnel and casualties following a helicopter incident on the helideck.
- Appropriate response to non-firefighting operations during helicopter incident.
- Effective use of firefighting fixed, portable and mobile systems, including fixed fire monitors, dry chemical and Co2 fire extinguishment and control media.
- Responding to an NUI helideck fire (with limited firefighting equipment).
- Working with back-up emergency response teams -where required to do so.
- Correct casualty handling techniques.
- Hose-running techniques and associated hazard.