HOIT TRAINING NOW AVAILABLE ONLINEhttps://flightsafetyafrica.matrixlms.com/

We now offer our clients this course in a manner that would better suit the logistical constraints of those working in the aviation industry and at the same time reduce the costs associated with organising offshore training courses. This new self-paced online training course offers an affordable and practical way to gain the necessary certification required as a pre-requisite for futher HERTM and HERTL training, in order to be certified as either HDA or HLO, in terms of OPITO and IOGP requirements.

The certificate will be valid for 2 years and is specific to Offshore operations.


Classroom HOIT courses are arranged as per client's request. Contact us to arrange a time that suits you best, either in Pretoria or Cape Town. Discount rates may be arranged for groups of more than 4 candidates.

For more information contact us:

info@flightsafetyafrica.com or call +27 (0) 83 263 4439


Cost of this 2-day course: Price on request

The aim and objectives of the HOIT training are to equip the candidate with the initial knowledge, understanding and skills required to  perform the roles of offshore Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) and Helideck Assistant (HDA) safely and effectively.

Who should attend this course?

Any person appointed or interested in being appointed to the role of either HLO or HDA. This course is a mandatory precursor for both HLO and HDA, before any candidate can be directed into one of these disciplines. 

What are the benefits for attendees?

  • Increased knowledge and awareness of basic structures, operations and legal standards of helidecks and helicopter landing requirements. 
  • Increased safety levels of all helideck operations.
  • Enhanced reputation and minimised exposure to risk for the operating company.

What does the course cover?

This 2-day certified course, which fully complies with OPITO standards and requirements, provides the prospective HDA and HLO with a comprehensive and in-depth insight into the legal and practical intricacies of helideck offshore operations with emphasis on helideck hazards and management systems as well as the HLO and HDA responsibilities during helicopter landing and departure on both attended and unattended installations.

More specifically, the course includes but is not limited to:

Offshore Helideck Regulations and Guidelines

  • UKCAA UKCAP 437 (Amended Edition 8)
  • ICAO Heliports Manual
  • National Regulatory Requirements (as applicable)

Helicopter and Helideck Hazards and Management Systems

Introduction to Helideck Crew
Offshore Helideck Landing Areas
Helideck Equipment and Systems
Helicopter and Helideck Hazards
Helicopter Refuelling Awareness

HLO responsibilities during Helicopter Landing and Departure

The Role and Responsibilities of the HLO and HDA
HLO checks, procedures and communications during Helicopter Operations

Supervision of Passengers and Cargo Handling

The supervision of Cargo Handling
The supervision of Passenger Handling

Normally Unattended Installations (NUI's)

HLO and HDA responsibilities on a NUI.

Contact us to arrange a date and venue that will suit you!

Contact info@flightsafetyafrica.com or info@helideckcertification.com or call +27 (0) 83 263 4439