Helideck Operations Initial Training (HOIT)


We now offer our customers this course in a manner that would better suit the logistical constraints of those working in the aviation industry and at the same time reduce the costs associated with organising offshore training courses. This new self-paced online training course offers an affordable and practical way to gain the necessary certification required as a pre-requisite for further HERTM and HERTL training, in order to be certified as either HDA or HLO, in terms of OPITO and IOGP requirements.

The certificate will be valid in perpetuity and is specific to Offshore operations.

Course Profile

The aim and objectives of the HOIT training are to equip the candidate with the initial knowledge, understanding and skills required to  perform the roles of offshore Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) and Helideck Assistant (HDA) safely and effectively.

Who should complete this course?

Any person appointed or interested in being appointed to the role of either HLO or HDA.
This course is a mandatory precursor for both HLO and HDA, before any candidate can be directed into one of these disciplines. 

What are the benefits for attendees?

  • Increased knowledge and awareness of basic structures, operations and legal standards of helidecks and helicopter landing requirements. 
  • Increased safety levels of all helideck operations.
  • Enhanced reputation and minimised exposure to risk for the operating company.

What does the course cover?

This course, which is OPITO equivalent, provides the prospective HDA and HLO with a comprehensive and in-depth insight into the legal and practical intricacies of helideck offshore operations with emphasis on helideck hazards and management systems as well as the HLO and HDA responsibilities during helicopter landing and departure on both attended and unattended installations.

More specifically, the course includes but is not limited to:

Offshore Helideck Regulations and Guidelines

  • UKCAA UKCAP 437 (Edition 9 2023)
  • ICAO Heliports Manual
  • National Regulatory Requirements (as applicable)

Helicopter and Helideck Hazards and Management Systems
Introduction to Helideck Crew
Offshore Helideck Landing Areas
Helideck Equipment and Systems
Helicopter and Helideck Hazards
Helicopter Refuelling Awareness

HLO responsibilities during Helicopter Landing and Departure
The Role and Responsibilities of the HLO and HDA
HLO checks, procedures and communications during Helicopter Operations

Supervision of Passengers and Cargo Handling
The supervision of Cargo Handling
The supervision of Passenger Handling

Normally Unattended Installations (NUI's)
HLO and HDA responsibilities on a NUI.


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Online Self-Paced Training Course fee: $600 per delegate

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