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IADC Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (IADC-HUET) for Personnel Travelling to Mobile Offshore Unit

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The objective of the IADC Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (IADC-HUET) program is to gain the required level of understanding and awareness of emergency response to helicopter emergencies that may occur during boarding, travelling to and from Mobile Offshore Units and disembarking. The training is intended for all personnel on or travelling to a MOU.

The IADC-HUET training program is an Additional Safety and Emergency Response Training and is designed to meet the emergency response training requirements for all personnel travelling offshore oil and gas industry and destined to work on and or travel to MOU’s.


Exemption is given VIP’s travelling to MOU’s and spending less than 24 hours continuously on the MOU. Such VIP’s must participate in an onshore induction program prior to departure by helicopter.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Validity: 4 years. Personnel should undertake a refresher course before expiry of their current certificate.

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Helicopter Underwater Escape Training




IADC Helicopter Underwater Escape Training Program

Helicopter Safety

  • Necessity for regular helicopter safety briefings
  • Awareness of helicopter escape routes
  • Exit points and their operations
  • Adherence to aircrew flight safety instructions
  • Response to aircrew notification of an immediate emergency
  • Familiarization with helicopter safety and emergency procedures
  • In various flight stages including landing and ditching procedures
  • Actions to take in response to in-flight incidents as a contribution to flight safety

Personal Survival Equipment

  • Donning a survival suit, emergency breathing system equipment and an aviation lifejacket
  • The principles of emergency breathing system equipment using compressed air
  • The durations of re-breathing personal and compressed air systems
  • Verifying the integrity of the emergency breathing system equipment
  • Flotation dynamics associated with emergency breathing systems and equipment

Helicopter Emergency Equipment

  • Awareness of emergency equipment onboard
  • Awareness of response to alarms and in-flight emergency communications
  • Aircraft flotation characteristics
  • Response to an Emergency
  • Response to aircrew instructions
  • Personal equipment checks
  • Brace position
  • Location and operation of exit mechanism
  • Awareness of hazards associated with controlled emergency landing or ditching

Survival at Sea

  • Correct procedure / technique for helicopter surface evacuation
  • Correct procedure / technique for escaping from a partially submerged or capsized helicopter
  • Correct use of helicopter life raft and personal equipment
  • Group and individual survival techniques

Disclaimer: For general information purpose only - please check with IADC for the latest and accurate information on Training Standards

Last Updated: June 6, 2021