Animated and Online Helideck Operations Initial Training Standard (HOITS) Program

The aim and objectives of the HOITS Program are to equip the delegate with the initial knowledge (Level 1 – blended, online), understanding and skills required to perform the roles of Offshore Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) and Offshore Helideck Assistant (HDA) safely and effectively.

On completion of Level-1, the delegate will be completing a comprehensive development program and workplace assessment (Level-2 – onsite, practical). This will be completed by the Duty Holder in accordance with our detailed criteria and syllabus that we provide.

Once the participant has completed the Level-2 part of the training, the Duty Holder will provide us with the assessment reports for Quality Assurance. If all the training were completed to a satisfactory standard, a certificate will be issued.

Note: Duty Holders will need to check the statutory, regulatory and company-specific HLO and HDA training requirements for the particular region of operations. It will also be important to complete a company induction training program to ensure full compliance with the company’s “Helicopter Operations Manual.”


Designed by highly experienced Offshore Professionals specifically for Helicopter Landing Officers (HLOs) and Helideck Assistants (HDAs).

​Helideck Operations Initial Training Target Group

The target group for Offshore Helideck Operations Initial Training programme is personnel who are to be appointed to the role of an Offshore Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) and/or Offshore Helideck Assistant (HDA).

Practical Training and Assessment Requirements during COVID 19

On completion of the online training component,  HDA and/or HLO trainees will undergo a workplace development program. This will be supervised and assessed against a comprehensive criteria that has been mapped against components from standards/guidelines i.e. IOGP, HSAC, CAP437, OPITO. etc.

The practical training and assessment will be performed by a competent person appointed by the duty holder. Once the development program has been completed it is sent to us for QA before a certificate is issued. The second is ongoing competence assessment where annual assessments are performed on the HDA’s and HLO’s through a range of assessment methods against a our development criteria.

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