Handbook of Offshore Helicopter Transport Safety

  • ID: 3149037
  • Book
  • 238 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Handbook of Offshore Helicopter Transport Safety: Essentials of Underwater Egress and Survival provides a  comprehensive look at the issues and concerns facing offshore helicopter transport. The book offers guidance for offshore helicopter operators, survival instructors, and the global offshore workforce, including discussions of safety management systems, safety briefings, survival equipment, underwater egress training, water impact/ditching statistics, and search and rescue.

Each area of interest details pertinent information spanning approximately 30 years of offshore operations. Early sections discuss helicopter transport safety, safety regulations, and standards, while subsequent chapters cover Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) programs and their development and training, followed by final chapters on the effects of HUET, Emergency Breathing Systems (EBS), and Helicopter Transportation Suit (HTS).

  • Presents Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET), requirements for physical fidelity, contextual interference, and retention of skills
  • Details the current understanding of breath-holding and cardiac response in cold environments
  • Discusses stress, executive functioning, and performance in extreme situations
  • Covers current standards of emergency breathing systems and next to skin clothing following egress from a ditched helicopter in cold water
  • Includes the most up-to-date water impact/ditching statistics with a focus on human tolerances and survivability
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  • Chapter 1
    Introduction to Offshore Helicopter Transport Safety
  • Chapter 2
    Development and Implementation of HUET Programs
    Fitzpatrick
  • Chapter 3
    Executive Function in Extreme Situations
    Leach
  • Chapter 4
    Physiological response to Cold Water Immersion
    Tipton
  • Chapter 5
    Psychological Preparation
    Barwood
  • Chapter 6 - Physiological/Psychological Response Associated with HUET
    Robinson
  • Chapter 7
    Use and Implications of Fidelity in Training
    Taber
  • Chapter 8
    Emergency Breathing Systems
    Coleshaw
  • Chapter 9
    Helicopter Transportation Suit (HTS) - Sweeney
  • Chapter 10 -Summary Chapter
    Taber
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Taber, Michael J.
Michael Taber is the Senior Research Scientist at Falck Safety Services Canada. He has been involved in numerous research studies carried out for organizations including Dalhousie University, Defense Research and Development, Canada, Exxon Mobil and the National Research Council of Canada. Michael is currently working on research that will examine optimal wave patterns for training sea survival skill development and retention.
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