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Maersk Training introduces emergency helicopter training SIMs

March 12, 2014, Aberdeen, Scotland - Maersk Training announced today 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.


March 12, 2014
By Carey Fredericks

March 12, 2014, Aberdeen, Scotland – Maersk Training announced today 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. These two OPITO Accredited courses will kick start this month at
the company’s training centre in the North-east of Scotland and be
delivered using a newly built Helicopter simulator and helideck.

Following
a significant financial investment last year, 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 (3×2 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 who have worked
within the fire and rescue service for over 25 years. It is delivered
across four days and it includes a combination of theoretical and
practical elements which make for an accurate and realistic picture of
what is expected of emergency response teams.

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.

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The
OPITO 6 Day Combined Helideck and Team Member course enables delegates
to gain the knowledge and understanding necessary for both a Helideck
Assistant (HDA HERTM) and an Offshore Emergency Response Team Member
(OERTM). The purpose of this course is to enable offshore workers to
potentially fulfil a dual role on (an installation and helideck) as well
as educate personnel regarding the difference between roles of the HDA
HERTM and those of the OERTM.


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