Undertake helicopter safety and escape

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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver PMAOHS214B, 'Undertake helicopter safety and escape'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for flight.

1.1. Listen to and follow pre-flight instructions from pilot or boarding controller

1.2. Undertake pre-flight preparation including wearing appropriate clothing and personal safety equipment such as immersion suits and personal floatation devices (life jacket)

1.3. Check own gear for suitability including covered footwear, long trousers, and no loose items or hats

1.4. Check the supplied safety gear is fitted and worn correctly

2. Board the helicopter

2.1. Approach helicopter as directed by the pilot or ground crew

2.2. Put on seat belt and hearing protection.

2.3. Familiarise oneself with the helicopter layout

2.4. Locate and identify all the safety equipment

2.5. Locate and identify primary and secondary exits

2.6. Listen to instructions on emergency egress from the aircraft.

3. Prepare for helicopter ditching

3.1. Facilitate a controlled and safe egress from a ditched helicopter from a knowledge of helicopter layout, including the location and operation of emergency exits and equipment

3.2. Secure personal items within the cabin prior to the evacuation to facilitate escape

3.3. Check harnesses, seat belts and life jackets to ensure that they are properly fastened and secured prior to the ditching in order to minimise personal injury or gear failure

3.4. Adopt the required brace position in order to allow for proper positioning prior to ditching

3.5. Acknowledge and respond to information communicated by the helicopter crew advising the nature and extent of the situation.

4. Undertake evacuation from the helicopter

4.1. Identify appropriate primary and secondary escape routes in order to determine the locations through which the evacuation will be undertaken

4.2. Wait until rotors have stopped turning and all movement has ceased

4.3. Undo, in a controlled sequential manner seat belts and harnesses to facilitate exit from the helicopter

4.4. Deploy available safety equipment as instructed in order to assist the individual's sea survival after evacuation has been safely completed

4.5. Acknowledge and respond to information communicated by the helicopter crew advising the nature and extent of the situation.

5. Facilitate recovery process

5.1. Deploy position indicating devices and use appropriate signalling devices to facilitate the location of personnel by air-sea rescue group

5.2. Use emergency supplies and equipment to ensure that available supplies are maximised and are able to meet the nature and extent of the emergency

5.3. Apply appropriate helicopter/vessel rescue techniques to the recovery process.

6. Control hazards.

6.1. Identify and act upon potential hazards to minimise injury to personnel or damage to equipment

6.2. Manage use of life raft by applying a knowledge of life raft operation and requirements

6.3. Apply suitable swimming techniques (whilst wearing life jacket) in the water in order to aid movement and boarding of the deployed life raft

6.4. Rescue and recover persons in the water, minimising further potential for injury through the appropriate raft boarding and righting techniques.

6.5. Employ suitable techniques, both in the life raft and in the water, in order to delay the onset of hypothermia

6.6. Assess and treat hypothermia as required.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMAOHS214B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA31310 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue)
  • PMA20108 - Certificate II in Process Plant Operations
  • PMA30108 - Certificate III in Process Plant Operations
  • PMA40108 - Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology