- Published: 04 March 2014 04 March 2014
Maersk Training has announced the launch of two new offshore emergency courses, the OPITO Helideck Emergency Response Team Member Training and the OPITO 6 Day Combined Helideck and Team Member Training.
Maersk Training in Aberdeen has built a brand new Helicopter Simulator and Helideck fire ground to support its two new courses. The dual helicopter simulator system can simulate two different types of aircraft, a Sikorsky S92 and a Eurocopter 225. The aircraft can simulate engine and rotor head fires along with sponson, pressure fuel and running fuel fires. The fixture has the ability to change the inner configuration due to a unique construction system. The 144m2 Helideck contains two purpose built heliwells (3x2 meters) fitted with monitors and hydrant heads which have the ability to cross ark, providing complete deck coverage of aqueous film forming foam. The OPITO Helideck Emergency Response Team Member (HERTM) course is taught and assessed by current, fully operational fire-fighters. It is delivered across four days and it includes a combination of theoretical and practical elements. The OPITO HERTM course provides a solid knowledge of all procedures associated with the helideck and helicopter landing, while also giving delegates the opportunity to gain a more general understanding of emergency response procedures on an offshore installation.