Helicopter Landing Officer

Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)

R7 500.00


This course continues on from the Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response course to focus on the HLO’s leadership role during a variety of realistic Standard and Emergency Operating. Procedures (SOPs & EOPs). As leader of the Helideck, the Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) plays a crucial role towards safe and efficient helicopter operations on board.


3 days


At the end of the training, course participants will be able to:

  • Define the role and explain key responsibilities of the offshore HLO
  • Explain key parts of relevant helideck operation regulations and guidelines
  • Describe helideck physical characteristics helideck equipment and systems
  • List typical hazards associated with offshore helideck operations
  • Demonstrate main HLO responsibilities and required actions during Helicopter operations and passenger movements.
  • Explain structure and terms in a typical preflight weather report.
  • Describe how dangerous goods are identified, packaged and labeled according to IATA and ICAO regulations, to include ‘Notification to Captain’
  • Describe typical HLO requirements for Normally Unattended Installations (NUIs).
  • Conduct radio checks and use standard radio communications protocols including hand signals
  • Check passenger and freight manifests
  • Effectively supervise HDAs during passenger, freight and baggage handling
  • Prepare for Helideck Emergency roles
  • Pass a course mastery test as 80% pass mark


  • Trainees must have completed the following, prior to attending this module: STCW 95
  • Advanced Fire Fighting, HDA Qualified – Large Yacht Helicopter Procedures & Emergency Response and Large Yacht
  • Helideck Fire Fighting Courses completed or equivalent

Target Audience

  • Helicopter landing Officers
  • Helideck assistants
  • Personnel involved in the handling of helicopter flights
  • Certification

    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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