OPITO Helideck Assistant (HDA) Further - 7023 Qatar International Safety Centre

Course details

This training is designed for currently-appointed OPITO-certified HDAs that are required to revalidate their OPITO HDA certification by refreshing and updating their knowledge and skills in aspects of their role that they cannot practice in the workplace

Course Learning Outcomes

The delegate’s learning outcomes are set out below:

To successfully complete this Programme, delegates must demonstrate the following:

  • Techniques for keeping calm during an emergency response.
  • Asking for assistance if overwhelmed by the emergency situation.
  • Effective communications with HLO and other team members – clear and concise communication.
  • Updating HLO on progress against the plan.
  • Responding appropriately to HLO direction during a helideck emergency
  • Effective execution of emergency response tasks.
  • Conducting helicopter incident firefighting operations.
  • Correct use of breathing apparatus (BA) when instructed by HLO.
  • Conducting effective Helicopter/helideck SAR techniques.
  • Responding to non-firefighting operations during a helicopter incident
  • Effective use of fixed and mobile firefighting systems.
  • Correct casualty handling techniques.

Learning Outcomes 1 through 12 are to be assessed during practical exercises.


Each delegate who is successful on OPITO HDA Further training will receive an OPITO HDA Further Certificate and be registered on the central register which is operated by OPITO.

About Qatar International Safety Centre

The Madina Group companies (consisting of Madina Group WLL, QISC, QIS and Severn Glocon Qatar) include ftheir of the many companies jointly owned by the Al Darwish Group (51%) and Interserve Plc (49%). Other Qatar-based companies owned by Al Darwish United Company WLL and Interserve Plc, include Gulf Contractiing Company WLL (GCC), Interspace, SpaceMaker, and How United Services.
Al Darwish United Company WLL is a leading business group in the State of Qatar. They own and/or sponsor a number of construction related companies with diverse roles throughout Qatar. These include Mechanical, Civil construction, Electrical, Reinforcement, Formwork, Material supply, Fire, Real Estate, etc.
Interserve Plc is one of the world's foremost support services and construction companies, operating in the public and private sectors in the UK and internationally. they offer advice, design, construction, equipment and facilities management services for society's infrastructure. Interserve is based in the UK. It has revenue of £1.9 billion and a workforce of 50,000 people worldwide.
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