NOTE: INITIAL TRAINING (3 days)    |     RECURRENT TRAINING (2 days)

A Helicopter Landing Officer is charged with the overall responsibility for the day-to-day management of the helicopter landing area and associated equipment either in offshore or onshore installations. The HLO is also in control of associated helicopter operations, ensuring that helicopter landings, passenger and freight movements are done in a safe and expeditious manner.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the end of the training, course participants will be able to:

  • Define the role and explain key responsibilities of the offshore HLO
  • Explain key parts of relevant helideck operation regulations and guidelines
  • Describe helideck physical characteristics helideck equipment and systems
  • List typical hazards associated with offshore helideck operations
  • Demonstrate main HLO responsibilities and required actions during Helicopter operations and passenger movements.
  • Explain structure and terms in a typical pre-flight weather report.
  • Describe how dangerous goods are identified, packaged and labeled according to IATA and ICAO regulations, to include ‘Notification to Captain’
  • Describe typical HLO requirements for Normally Unattended Installations (NUIs).
  • Conduct radio checks and use standard radio communications protocols including hand signals
  • Check passenger and freight manifests
  • Effectively supervise HDAs during passenger, freight and baggage handling
  • Prepare for Helideck Emergency roles
  • Pass a course mastery test as 80% pass mark

WHO TO ATTEND:

  • Helicopter landing Officers
  • Helideck assistants
  • Personnel involved in the handling of helicopter flights
  • Pilots

HLO INITIAL COURSE

INTRODUCTION (OFFSHORE HELIDECK REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES)

  • Local and Industry Regulations and Guidelines
  • Analysis and overview of 10th Edition OPITO Handbook
  • HLO responsibilities

HELIDECK SYSTEMS AND HAZARD MANAGEMENT

ELEMENT (A)

  • Helideck Physical Characteristics
  • Helideck Checks
  • Visual Aids, Markings and lights
  • Obstacle Protected Surfaces and dimensions
  • Helideck Equipment (Routine and Emergency Equipment)

ELEMENT (B)

  • Helicopter Hazards and Danger Areas- Noise, Static Electricity. Cranes, Operational hazards
  • Rotors Running Hazards
  • Electrical hazards

HELICOPTER OPERATIONS

HELICOPTER COMMUNICATIONS

  • Communications required by regulations
  • Hand signals
  • Standard radio phraseology and communication procedures
  • Helicopter Type Identification and features
  • Helideck safety and crane operations

PASSENGER SUPERVISION, FREIGHT AND BAGGAGE HANDLING

  • Helicopter Loading Limitations, special and under slung loads
  • Helideck assistants HDA Supervision during Helicopter Operations
  • Passenger and Freight Manifests
  • Passenger Loading and Disembarkation; Safety checks, lifejackets, seatbelts etc.
  • Medical evacuation of sick and injured personnel – loading
  • Normally Unmanned Installations – Procedures

DANGEROUS GOODS AWARENESS

In accordance with IATA DGR

HELICOPTER REFUELLING AWARENESS

  • Aviation Fuel Types and additives
  • JET A1 Fuel Storage, filtration and water separation
  • Refueling Equipment – use and maintenance
  • Fuel Sampling and testing
  • Helicopter Refueling ports – types and features
  • Bonding procedures
  • Fuel Sampling, testing and records

HELIDECK EMERGENCY RESPONSE

  • Helideck Emergency Response Plan
  • Leadership Roles and Responsibilities of HLO and HTM in Emergency response
  • Types of Helicopter Emergencies –
    • Crash on deck,
    • Ditching,
    • Fire Categorization (H1, H2 & H3), Prevention, Response, etc.
    • Medical Evacuations
  • Helideck Emergency Systems and Equipment – use and maintenance
    • Crash Box
    • Fire Extinguishers
    • Foam Monitors
  • Emergency Response Practice: Simulated Practical Offshore drills in Fire and non-fire scenarios

 

HLO RECURRENT COURSE

The recurrent course is an abridged form of the initial course with emphasis on the following;

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Helideck operations
  • Safety equipment
  • Passenger Disembarkment
  • Helicopter loading
  • Radio Communication
  • Emergency
  • Supervision of HDAs
  • Basic Weather
  • Overview of Dangerous Goods Regulations

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