The Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) on an offshore mining installation is responsible for helicopter deck operations prior to landing, during landing and takeoff of a helicopter, including passenger boarding and disembarking, cargo handling and refueling when applicable.
The HLO is also responsible for responding to emergencies on the helicopter deck. Therefore, a valid certificate from the “Basic or Refresher Member Firefighting and Rescue team course” (course 2.6a/b) is a requirement for the HLO.
In case of offshore mining installations where no helicopter refueling takes place, a valid “Basic or Refresher Course in Fire-Fighting Helicopters” (course 2.9a/b) is sufficient.
Functionally oriented training.
Persons designated to act as Helicopter Landing Officer on an offshore mining installation.
Participants train in theoretical knowledge and practical execution of all activities related to helicopter operations on a mine installation, both under normal conditions and in emergency situations.
- Hazards of helicopter operations, hazardous areas, access and escape routes (helicopter deck and helicopter), (personal) protective equipment to be used, cleaning, maintenance and completion of available equipment.
- Command and control of helicopter deck preparation and associated (firefighting) equipment for helicopter landing and takeoff.
- Conduct and record exercises related to various emergency situations.
- Lead the execution of normal and emergency procedures during helicopter landing and take-off.
- Radio procedures during arrival and departure.
- Processing post-landing documentation related to passengers and cargo (including hazardous materials).
- Lead and act as controller in the boarding and alighting of persons and the loading and unloading of cargo (including hazardous materials).
- Lead and act as controller in loading the helicopter and collecting data for determining the weight of the helicopter.
- Lead and act as controller while performing procedures and operations for starting helicopter engines and any other support.
Learning objectives fuel loading:
- Lead and act as a controller during the loading of fuel into the helicopter, as well as maintaining the relevant register.
- Perform fuel quality checks.
The efficient execution of all the techniques mentioned in the learning objectives.
Prerequisites for practical exercises:
Maximum of 6 participants per instructor.
Basic training = 2 days
Refresher course = 1 day
Two (2) years
Requirement for participation:
The participant must possess a valid registration in the Personal Safety Logbook of:
- The basic or refresher course “Member Firefighting and Rescue team” (2.6a/b) in case of tank activities on the installation.
- If there are no refueling activities on the installation, the basic or refresher course “Fire-Fighting Helicopters” (2.9a/b).
- An offshore medical certificate.