Clyde Training Solutions launches Offshore Helideck Package

Recent changes to the Helideck Training Framework have resulted in quite a seismic change in training required for those personnel who operate as Helideck team members or team leaders, both existing and new entrants.

Until 2019, personnel training to become a Helideck Emergency Response Team Member (HERTM) or Team leader (HERTL), were required to gain their Helideck Assistant (HDA) and/or Helideck Landing Officer (HLO) certificates – one-off qualifications – before proceeding to gain their HERTM / HERTL certificates.

However, for anyone now looking to gain these certificates for the first time, or indeed have let them lapse, must now obtain their OPITO Helideck Operations Initial Training (HOIT) and Dangerous Goods by Air Awareness (DGA) certificates beforehand.

The HOIT replaces HDA/HLO certificates, and similarly has no expiry date. 

The cost of purchasing HOIT, HERTM and DGA training is typically over £2,650 (exc. VAT), but Clyde Training Solutions have provided a solution.

We have created our Offshore Helideck Package – which we believe is a first in the industry – which combines DGA, HOIT and HERTM certificates, for only £2,300 exc. VAT

Upon successful completion of the DGA certificate which is completed online, delegates can undertake their initial HOIT training on Wed-Fri of their chosen start week, and upon successful completion would proceed to undertake the HERTM training on Mon-Thurs of the following week. 

We can also offer the flexibility of completing your HERTM training at a latter date.  To access this option, you should call our Customer Service team on 0141 427 9411, or email on

It is important to note, however, that there are exceptions to those who are required to undertake this new HOIT training:

– Anyone who has an up-to-date HERTM, Further HERTM, HERTL or Further HERTL and has not let this lapse within the renewal period.  We would advise that delegates who do not wish to undertake the HOIT training should continue to keep their relevant qualification updated.

– Anyone with an HDA certificate that has been issued within two years of starting HERTM training

– Anyone who is looking to undertake HERTL training for the first time, and who does not posses a HOIT certificate, will also be required to obtain one.  In this instance you do not need to obtain your HERTM again unless it has run out.

If you require any further information on this matter, please feel free to contact our Customer Service team on 0141 427 9411, or email on