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Tropical Helicopter Underwater Emergency Training (THUET)

Course aims and target group:

To provide Helicopter Emergency training to novice delegates, to enable them to deal with emergency situations which may be encountered while traveling to and from an offshore installation. This course is aimed at persons working where water temperatures remain above 15 degrees centigrade throughout the year.

Course Content:

Helicopter Safety and Escape Training

  • The donning of an aviation lifejacket
  • The action in preparation for a helicopter ditching and emergency landing
  • Actions following:
I.   A controlled emergency descent onto dry land
II.  A controlled ditching onto water
III. A partial submersion of an aircraft
IV. A capsize of an aircraft

Sea Survival Training

  • The donning of a permanent buoyancy lifejacket prior to use in an emergency
  • The fitting of a helicopter strop and correct body posture during winching


One (1) Day

Prerequisite and Scheduling Criteria:

No prior training required

Dates Available:

Upon request


Due to the physical demands of the course, it is the responsibility for the employer and participant to assess the participant’s ability to safely attend the Course.