The course is designed to provide both theoretical and practical sessions with a written assessment. Certain aspects of the course are of a physical nature and may include lifting, climbing and pulling. Helicopters are extensively used for transportation of men and material to & fro from the offshore installations. Overseeing the safe landing and take off of the helicopters from the platforms requires personnel qualified in carrying out the duties. This course is designed to train Helicopter Landing Assistants in assisting HLO safe landing & take off operation of helicopters.
Training delegates in theory and practice in performing activities related to helicopter operations at an offshore mining installation, both under normal conditions and emergency situations.
Hazards of helicopter operations, dangerous areas, entry and escape routes (helideck and helicopter), personal protective equipment to be used, cleaning, maintenance and completion of available equipment.
Preparation of the helideck and associated (fire-fighting) equipment for the landing and take-off of a helicopter.
Performance of normal and emergency procedures, connected with the landing and takeoff of helicopters.
Boarding or disembarking of persons and loading or unloading of freight (including dangerous materials).
The loading of the helicopter and the collection of the data for the determination of the weight of the helicopter.
Procedures and actions for starting the helicopter engines and any support provided.