HUET training

OPITO Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) with CA-EBS

OPITO HUET training with CA-EBS includes Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) with Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS).

HUET training with CA-EBS is considered the North Sea requirement. If you require a HUET with CA-EBS and EBS (which is considered the international HUET requirement) you can book an OPITO Combined HUET >>

Course Overview

OPITO HUET training prepares offshore personnel to travel to and from offshore oil and gas installations and vessels by helicopter.

The course includes specific training in pre-flight and in-flight requirements. Delegates will gain the basic emergency response knowledge and skills required in the event of a helicopter emergency, with specific focus on escaping from a helicopter following ditching.

HUET training also includes  the use of a compressed air emergency breathing system (CA-EBS) which is supplied during offshore helicopter travel.

Course Objectives

Delegates completing OPITO HUET training with CA-EBS will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the use of safety equipment
  • Follow procedures in preparing for and during helicopter emergencies
  • Demonstrate safe escape from a helicopter following ditching
  • Demonstrate the correct use of a Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS)

Course Content

OPITO HUET training with CA-EBS includes:

  • Helicopter safety and escape
  • Helicopter travel
  • Helicopter emergencies
  • Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS)


In order to complete OPITO HUET training with CA-EBS, delegates must hold:

  • A valid and in-date Fit To Train certificate (mandatory from April 2018, evidence of which must be supplied before the course date)
  • A valid and in-date OGUK offshore medical certificate

Please Note: Fit to train relates to the risk of using Compressed Air Emergency Breathing Systems (CA-EBS) and is designed to ensure you are physically fit to use them. OPITO offshore survival courses include in-water training with CA-EBS.

You can book your Fit to Train at AIS Survivex >>