Helicopter Landing Assistant

Helicopter Landing Assistant



Programme is to equip the delegate with the initial knowledge, understanding and skills required to perform the roles of Offshore Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) and Offshore Helideck Assistant (HDA) safely and effectively.


3 days


The syllabus focuses on:
Regulations and guidelines Helideck landing areas Helicopters, helideck equipment and systems Helicopter and helideck hazards Helicopter refuelling equipment.The roles and key responsibilities of HLO’s and HDA’s HLO and HDA checks, procedures and communications during helicopter operations Passenger handling Cargo handling HLO and HDA responsibilities on an NUI Practical exercises and assessments.

Course Structure

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.


Delegates must be at least 16 years of age

Target Audience

The target group for Offshore Helideck Operations Initial Training programme is personnel who are to be appointed to the role of an Offshore Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) and/or Offshore Helideck. Assistant (HDA).


A Project Maritime Training Certificate will be issued on delegate been found competent.


Every two years


Held at:
Project Maritime Training, Saldanha Bay, South Africa.

Items to bring

  • Delegates must present photographic ID at the start of the course.
  • Accepted forms are government issued photographic identification, eg passport or identity document


All delegates will be asked to complete a medical questionnaire prior to course commencement.


Courses as per training schedule or on request

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