The HERT courses, together with the HOIT course, are a prerequisite for the certification of the HLO and HDA, under the latest OPITO Training Standards.

HOIT, HERTM and HERTL may  now be completed ONLINE. 

If the live classroom exercise is preferred, Flight Safety Africa now offers a combined 5-day HOIT HERT and  HERTL course to certify either the HLO or HDA.

Once a candidate has completed one of these combined courses, he will be certified as either a HLO or a HDA.

For crew members who have valid HERTM certificates that are soon to expire, the 2-day HERTM Refresher course may be completed to be re-certified for 24 months. The HERTM Refresher course is also available ONLINE: https://flightsafetyafrica.matrixlms.com/

Either the combined HOIT/HERTM course or one of the HERT (HERTM or HERTL) courses as a stand-alone course may be arranged as per the client's request. Contact us to arrange a time that suits you best, either in Pretoria or Cape Town, or for online go mto: https://flightsafetyafrica.matrixlms.com/ Discount rates may be arranged for groups of 4 or more candidates.

Alternatively we can arrange to complete the training at your venue.

For more information contact us : info@flightsafetyafrica.com or call +27 (0) 83 263 4439


Price on request

The aim and objectives of the HERT Training are to equip the HLO and HDA, who will act as an Emergency Team Leader or Emergency Team Member, when required, with the knowledge, understanding and skills to perform the role of the emergency team member in any helideck or helicopter emergency during take-off or landing.

Who should attend this course?

Any person appointed or interested in being appointed to the role of eithe HLO or HDA. This course is a mandatory precursor, in conjunction with the Helideck Operations Initial Training (HOIT) for both HLO and HDA, before any candidate can be directed into one of these disciplines.

What are the benefits for attendees?

  • The ability for the HLO or HDA to respond quickly and efficiently to any emergency, including both fire-fighting and non fire-fighting, during take-off and landing of the helicopter on the helideck.
  • Increased safety levels of all helideck operations.
  • Enhanced reputation and minimised exposure to risk for the operating company.

What does the course cover?

This 3-day certified course, which is fully compliant with OPITO Standards and requirements, will provide the prospective HLO and HDA with a comprehensive and in-depth insight into emergency response pre-planning and preparedness; required actions for different emergency scenarios and the importance of working as a team.

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

Module 1: Helicopter Emergency Response Preparedness

1.1 Helicopter Emergency response preplanning
1.2 Helideck and Helicopter emergency systems and controls

Module 2: NUI Emergency Response

2.1 NUI Emergency Response Requirements

Module 3: Helicopter Emergency Response Team Leader or Member (HERTL or HERTM)

3.1 HERT response in Helideck and Helicopter emergencies
3.2 Practical exercises for HERTL or HERTM

The Offshore Meteorological Weather Interpretation Training (OMWIT), as required by CAP437, is included in the HERT Training.


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

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