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Helideck Emergency Response Team Member Workplace Competence Assessment Standard

OPITO Standard

Product Code: 7043

Who is this Product for?

This Product is for personnel who are required to be assessed against the helideck emergency response role requirements during offshore drills and scenarios.

What does this Product cover?

This Product is to formally assess the competence of the candidate in the role of a HERTM during emergency response drills and scenarios.

Entry Requirements

There are no-prerequisites for the HERTM Workplace Competence Assessment. However, HERTMs are expected to have completed Helideck Emergency Response Team Member training followed by supervised workplace training prior to being formally assessed.

The OPITO Helideck Emergency Response Team Member Standard is available for individuals who are required to complete helideck emergency response team member training.

Medical entry requirements

Training activities contained within this Product may include physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. All personnel who participate in such activities must be capable of participating fully.

Note: Practical exercises must be designed and delivered solely to meet this Product and must not place on the learners any demands other than those required to meet the Product.

Product Achievement Requirements

To achieve the Helideck Emergency Response Team Member Workplace Competence Assessment  the candidate will need to complete the 2 mandatory units.

Guided Learning Hours

There are no specific timings for the duration of the HERTM Workplace Competence Assessment . However, sufficient time and access to candidates must be arranged in order to ensure that all required performance and knowledge criteria can be suitably assessed.


2 years

Please note: If the expiry date on the learners previous certificate is within 3 months prior of the course enrolment date then the date of the new certificate should correspond with the expiry date of the existing/previous certificate unless stated otherwise by the Duty Holder or Asset Owner or Operator.

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