Course Contents

Assist with the Preparation for Helicopter Landing

  • Uses and limitations of equipment
  • Duties and tasks allocated
  • Methods and channels of communication
  • Teamworking
  • Safe working practices
  • Physical characteristics
  • Helideck
  • Aircraft type
  • Identification of defects and defect recording

Assist with the Preparation for Helicopter Departure

  • Uses and limitations of equipment
  • Duties and tasks to be allocated
  • Methods and channels of effective communications
  • Team working
  • Where and how to secure and stow equipment
  • Safe working practices

Assist with the Preparation of Freight for Loading

  • IATA Dangerous Goods
  • Floor loading restrictions
  • Helicopter types

Assist with Unloading and Loading of Baggage, Passengers and Freight

  • Actual / potential dangers to / from helicopter
  • Loading arrangement – passengers, baggage, freight
  • Correct wearing of PPE and fitting of seat harnesses
  • Safe working practices
  • Correct embarkation – PPE, loading order, correct fitting and security of lifejackets
  • Harnesses

Assist with the Preparation for Refueling

  • Factors affecting the decision not to offload passengers prior to refueling.  (Type of refueling system, prevailing weather conditions)
  • Fuel quality checks and how to assist in carrying them out
  • Safe working practices

Assist with the Refueling of the Helicopter

  • Effects of rotor and engine shutdown sequence
  • Bonding and refueling equipment procedures
  • Monitoring methods and corrective actions to be taken
  • Aircraft refueling requirements
  • Fuel quality checks and how to assist in carrying them out
  • Safe working practices

Assist with the Shutdown of the Refueling Operation

  • Where and how to stow equipment after use
  • Fuel system shutdown sequence
  • Equipment inspection requirements (fuel system)
  • Data to be recorded and follow up required
  • Methods of recording data
  • Servicing requirements of refueling system and equipment
  • Safe working practices
  • Fuel Sample collection / analysis