Helicopter landing officer (HLO)
To provide participants with the knowledge and skills to function effectively and safely as a Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) at installations in accordance with current industry standards. This course has been prepared and is conducted in line with the following standards and references; ICAO Standards, Cap 437 (UK), Oil and Gas UK – Guidelines for the Management of Aviation Operations, HSE (UK) Offshore helideck Design Guidelines, OPITO Helicopter Landing Officers Hand Book, & the OPITO Helicopter Refueling Hand Book.
On completion, participants will be able to demonstrate competence in the theory and practice of the following:
- Transmit and receive radio messages between the helicopter and platform
- Advise the helicopter pilot of weather, wind and sea conditions on site
- Understanding of helideck operations and safety requirements /
- Ascertain and advise the helicopter pilot as to whether safety requirements related to aircraft operations have been adhered to
- Supervise the movements of passengers, baggage and cargo to and from helicopter
- Familiarity with different helicopter types and their operation and emergency procedures
- Advise shore stations of helicopter movements, estimated time of arrival (ETA),estimated time of departure (ETD) and manifest details
- Ensuring adequate fire protection is provided for each take off and landing
- Familiarity with management of dangerous good, (Dangerous Goods Awareness – By Air).
- Helicopter refueling procedures (offshore), including "Hot" Refueling
- Basic marshalling signals, shutdown and security of aircraft on helideck
- Ensuring that the platform meets the safety requirements for helicopter operations
- Introduction to specialised operations (Search and Rescue, winching, medivac, night operations)
Participants are required to pass an assessment of practical skills and a written or verbal examination of theory.
This course is conducted over two (2) days.
Have successfully completed a Helideck Assistant course and has had at least 12 months offshore experience as a Helideck Assistant.
METHOD OF TRAINING
The course can be conducted at a venue suitable for the theory and practical instruction onshore or offshore on the vessel/rig that the participants will be working on.