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OPITO Certified Helicopter Landing Officers (HLOs) operating on Normally Unattended Installation (NUI) and Wind Turbine Generator (WTG)

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The HLO for NUI Operations Initial Training program is for personnel who are to be appointed to the role of an HLO for NUI operations. The Further Training program is for personnel who are currently appointed to the role of a HLO for NUI Operations that are required to revalidate their OPITO HLO for NUI Operations certification.

Personnel operating on such assets are often required only to visit for conduct of routine maintenance. In order to meet the relevant training requirements, training standards within the existing framework were reviewed, and relevant content was appropriated for the development of a fit-for-purpose training.


The aim of the HLO for NUI Operations Initial Training is to equip the learner with the initial knowledge, understanding and skills required to perform the role of an HLO safely and effectively for NUI Operations.

  • Duration: Initial Training - 3 days & Further Training - 2 days
  • Validity: The HLO for NUI Operations has a two-year validity period, after which the training can be refreshed with the HLO for NUI Operations Further Training standard. The Further Training also has a validity of 2 years.
  • Prerequisites (Initial Training): Have completed Dangerous Goods by Air training course in accordance with Part 1, Chapter 4 of the ICAO Technical Instructions and sub section 1.5 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, Category 7, 8 or 9 or state aviation approved dangerous goods awareness training course. For UKCS operations, a valid Radio Operators Certificate of Competence (ROCC) is also required
  • Prerequisites (Further Training): A valid OPITO HLO for NUI Operations Initial Training certificate OR ) A valid OPITO HLO for NUI Operations Further Training certificate

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HLO for NUI Operations Initial and Further Training




OPITO HLO for NUI Operations Initial and Further Training

The Training Objectives

  • Gain an understanding of offshore helideck regulations and guidelines
  • Identify and understand helicopter and helideck hazards and management systems
  • Gain an understanding of emergency response preplanning and requirement for NUI operations
  • Demonstrate in a simulated environment, action required for response to helideck and helicopter emergencies on a NUI

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

Last Updated: May 26, 2021