Overview top

The OPITO approved HUET training programme is designed for personnel travelling to offshore installations/vessels, including offshore windfarms, via helicopter. 

This course provides delegates with the necessary skills and knowledge in emergency response related to helicopter saftey and escape using the emergency breathing system (EBS). 

Course includes: 1.5 hrs theory input on Emergency Breathing Equipment, Lifejackets, Liferafts and emergency procedures and actions. 5.5 hrs practical instruction demonstrations and delegate participation in dry and wet evacuation scenarios.

Entry Requirements top

Medically fit (self-declaration) and photographic proof of I.D - Passport or Driving License with photo.

Delegates should be aware that the course contains physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. Delegates will be required to complete a medical screening form on day one of the course.

Assessment top

Delegates must achieve OPITO training outcomes.

Professional Opportunities top

Opportunities in Offshore Windfarm, Oil Industry construction industries.

Please note that any OPITO training does not provide direct employment opportunities within the Offshore Oil and Gas sector. The training provided on this course is to supplement your existing skills and experience and hence enable you to meet the safety requirements offshore. You are advised to review the range of employment opportunities available for a match with your current skill set.


Further Information top


You need to produce the following original documents at registration:

  • Valid Passport for proof of identity
  • Valid in date OG/UK Medical certificate
  • Valid in date “fitness to train” certificate. (issued on request from an approved OG/UK doctor

British citizens who do not hold a valid passport may provide a UK photo driving licence or UK Government issued photo identity document.

Delegates may also carrying out the training if they have a current ENG1 Medical certificate providing the certificate has no restrictions on it.
Should a delegates ENG1 certificate have restrictions on it, then the delegate will require a statement from an appropriate registered practitioner that the restriction or condition does not result from a respiratory or ENT condition and there is no absolute contraindication to the delegate’s participation in shallow water CA-EBS training.

Please note: If you are not an EU passport holder, you will require a Student Visitor Visa to attend any course at South Tyneside College.

Could you please contact the Marine Booking office on tel: 0191 4273772 or email: MarineBooking@tynecoast.ac.uk to book your place and also arrange your Visa letter.

The College accepts no responsibility if you book your place online but have not obtained a Student Visitor Visa resulting in non-attendance. Refunds will not be given in this instance.


The College provides all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Please bring the following:

  • Towel and toiletries
  • Clothing (tee shirt and shorts/tracksuit bottoms) suitable to wear under immersion suit
  • Waterproof bag to carry wet clothing after the course


Dates & Fees top

Please follow  the link above to the Online Booking System.

Dates & Fees

Contact us for current course dates and fees.