Course code
NOGEPA 1.3A/2.6A
Validity certificate
2 years
Course duration
5 days
Course price (excl. VAT)
On request

Intended for

Persons designated to act as Helicopter Deck Assistant (HDA) under supervision of an HLO and member of a fire-fighting and rescue team at an offshore mining installation.


Training delegates in theory and practice of the performance of all activities concerning helicopter operations and fire control and search and rescue activities.

Course content

  • Hazards of helicopter operations, dangerous areas, entry and escape routes.
  • Preparation of the helideck and associated (fire-fighting) equipment for the landing and take-off of a helicopter.
  • The loading of the helicopter and the collection of the data for the determination of the weight of the helicopter, boarding or disembarking of persons.
  • Carrying out fuel quality checks, fuel installation operations and refuelling a helicopter.
  • The role of a fire-fighting and rescue team at a mining installation including the use of breathing apparatus.
  • Reacting to alarms e.g. proceeding to the muster station, selecting and donning the required personal protective equipment.
  • Maintaining effective communication with team members and team leader.
  • Fire-fighting on indoor, plant and helicopter fires and rescuing victims.

Course details

Prerequisite training
No specific knowledge required, a valid NOGEPA 0.5A/B is advised.
Medical requirement(s)
The course participant must be in the possession of a valid NOGEPA / OGUK / UKOOA / OLF / AWMF approved offshore medical certificate including medical certificate for the use of breathing apparatus.
Course language
Dutch and English
Maximum No. of participants
Additional information
The course is including evening session on the second course day.
Registration costs (excl. VAT)

Start dates

For course dates, please contact the DHTC booking office, Phone: +31 (0)223 - 62 50 70 or info@dhtc.nl