Opito Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (H.U.E.T with EBS)

Opito Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (H.U.E.T with EBS 1 Day)



This course is designed to provide personnel who travel by helicopter with an understanding of helicopter escape procedures and, in particular, action to be taken to evacuate or escape from a ditched/capsized helicopter.


1 day


Course Code 5858
The syllabus focuses on:

  • Action prior to ditching
  • Actions following simulated ditching including submersion and inversion of helicopter
  • Deployment and operation of Emergency Breathing Systems (EBS)
  • Helicopter emergency procedures

Course Structure

Delegates are introduced to HUET training in a theoretical manner which is supplemented by demonstration and delegate participation.


The FOET (with EBS) is open to persons who have a valid (in-date) OPITO-approved BOSIET (with CAEBS), BOSIET, TBOSIET, FOET (with CA-EBS), FOET or TFOET certificate.

Target Audience

Delegates who have attended a Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET) course and wish to maintain their current certification for working in the off shore oil and gas industry.

An OPITO-approved Further Offshore Emergency Training certificate with EBS will be issued on successful completion of the course.


Every four years.

Maximum Delegates per course

16 Delegates


Held at Project Maritime & Survival Offshore Training, Saldanha Bay, South Africa.

Items to bring

  • Delegates must present photographic ID at the start of the course. Accepted forms are government issued photographic identification, eg passport or identity document
  • Regonised in Date Medical Certificate
  • All delegates must bring swimwear and a towel.


Due to certain aspects of the course being physically demanding and potentially stressful, delegates will be required to confirm their medical fitness & physical ability to participate on the practical elements of the course by completing our centre medical self-screening form prior to commencing practical training.


Courses run weekly.

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