Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)

Prerequisites: This course shall have no formal pre-requisite.

Course Length: 4-6 hours – Course length shall vary depending on the number of delegates. Total course time includes breaks.

Class Size: The maximum number of delegates that may be trained and tested per instructor shall be thirty-five (35) in the classroom.

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Course Objective

  • Provide Helicopter Landing Officers with the knowledge, skills, and procedures to safely and efficiently coordinate offshore helicopter operations.
  • Develop individual competency in employees to perform the variety of activities and duties associated with being a designated Helicopter Landing Officer.
  • Delegates should be able to demonstrate knowledge during written examination.

Course Design

  • Power Point© / Lecture / Audio Video / Visual Aids
  • Demonstrations

Successful Course Completion

  • Requires a minimum score of 75% or better.
  • Grades shall be calculated by dividing the number of questions answered correctly by the total number of exam questions.
  • Delegates will have no more than thirty (30) minutes to complete the exam.

Course Content Summary

  • Classroom

Breaks: 10 minutes (approximately every hour)

Lunch: 1 Hour (if applicable)

Course Outline
About HLO

  • General Information
    • HLO Responsibilities
  • Duties and Requirements
  • Key Terms & Acronyms
  • Chain of Command

Common Aircraft

  • Aircraft Characteristics (Range, Speed, Power, Capacity, Pilots)
    • Sikorsky S-92
    • Sikorsky S-76
    • EC 135
    • Bell 412
    • Bell 212
    • Bell 430
    • Bell 206L
    • Bell 407
    • Bolkow BO-105
    • AugustaWestland AW-139

Helicopter Safety

  • Pre-flight Briefing
  • Pre-flight Check In
  • General Safety
    • Person in Charge
    • Cell Phone Use
    • Smoking
    • Drugs/Alcohol
  • Baggage Compartment Requirements
  • Approaching the Helicopter
  • Helicopter Float/Life Raft (Apical Systems)
    • Location
    • Deployment Techniques
  • Life Raft Survival Kit Contents
  • Preparation for Flight
    • Passenger Aviation PFD
      • Donning Techniques
      • Inflation Techniques
    • Seatbelts
    • Onboard Safety Equipment
    • Operations of Doors/Emergency Exits
    • Location of ELT
  • In Flight Responsibilities
  • Emergency Ditching Overview
    • Discuss Ditching Procedures
    • Discuss ELT/PLB

Firefighting Safety

  • Firefighting Procedures
  • Firefighting Station Examples
    • Primary, Secondary, etc.

Helicopter Accidents

  • Actions to Take
    • Emergency Shutdown Techniques
    • Evacuate Passengers
    • Managing Victims

Helicopter Refueling

  • Fuel Testing
  • First Aid for Fuel Exposure
  • Refueling Procedures
  • Refueling Components
    • Bonding Point
    • High Level Pre-Check Switch
    • Pressure Fueling Point
    • Fill Point Access Door
    • Fill Cap & Latch
      • Position
      • High Level Warning Indicator
    • Fuel Ports
  • Specific Refueling Procedures
    • Company Specific
  • Actions to Take if the Helicopter Catches Fire

Helicopter Transport

  • Transport of Hazardous Materials
    • Definition of Hazardous Material
    • Regulations
    • Reference Material
    • General Requirements

Helideck Requirements

  • Wind Sock
  • Safety Fence/Perimeter Barrier
  • Security Tie Downs
  • Deck Lighting
    • Obstacle Lighting
    • Landing and Walkway Lighting
  • Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) System
  • Perforating Gun Operations & Radio Silence

HLO Actions

  • HLO Check List Items
    • Twenty Minutes Before Helicopter Landing/Take Off
    • Ten Minutes Before Helicopter Landing/Take Off
    • Five Minutes Before Helicopter Landing/Take Off
  • Helicopter Loading Techniques
    • Weight of Passengers
    • Manifest Documentation
    • Balance of Aircraft
  • Combined Helicopter Operations
  • Communications
    • Verbal
    • VHF
    • Hand Signals
  • Standard Hand Signals
    • Move Right
    • Move Left
    • Move Forward
    • Move Rearward
    • Move Upward
    • Move Downward
    • Hold Position/Hover
    •  Land
    • Take Off

Practical Session

  • None

Training Center Provided Material

  • Course Materials

Delegate Requirements

  • None

Reference Material / Documents
API RP 2L
29 CFR 1910.183 (Helicopter Safety)
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 418 Standards for Heliports
Helicopter Safety Advisory Conference – Recommended Practice (HSAC-RP)

49 CFR 107-180 & 397 – Handling Hazardous Materials

  • Course ID #: MA043

Date

Apr 23 2021

Time

7:30 am

Cost

$150.00
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