Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)


The Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) Day 1 course instructs the student on safe helicopter operations prior to arrival and departure from an offshore oil installation location.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) Day 1 training, the student will be familiar with:

Key Role: Control the response to offshore helideck emergencies and routine operations (Helicopter Landing Officer)

Unit 1: Maintain a state of readiness

Element 1.1: Identify and locate helicopter operational hazards, hazardous areas, access routes and points

Element 1.2: Identify, locate and operate all relevant equipment and controls

Element 1.3: Conduct emergency exercises

Unit 2: Prepare for emergencies

Element 2.1: Respond to appropriate alarms

Element 2.2: Prepare for helicopter landing

Element 2.3: Prepare to enter the incident area

Unit 3: Control the response to emergencies

Element 3.1: Enter the incident area and work safely

Element 3.2: Control the rescue of personnel

Element 3.3: Control firefighting operations

Element 3.4: Control non-firefighting operations

Unit 4: Supervise helicopter landing and departure

Element 4.1: Prepare for helicopter landing

Element 4.2: Prepare for helicopter departure

Unit 5: Supervise cargo handling

Element 5.1: Coordinate preparation of freight

Element 5.2: Supervise loading and unloading of passengers, baggage and freight

Unit 6: Supervise the refueling of the helicopter

Element 6.1: Prepare for refueling

Element 6.2: Refuel the helicopter

Element 6.3: Shut down the refueling system

Additional Information

Course Length: 8 hrs

Course Required By: Employer

Written Exam: Written and hands-on competency will be evaluated at the end of each course. Incorrectly answered questions will be reviewed with student to ensure understanding before completion of course.

Retraining: Recommended retraining every 3 years.

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