The Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) on an offshore mining installation is the person in charge of
the operations on the helicopter deck prior to landing, during the landing and take-off of a
helicopter, including the boarding of passengers, and handling of freight, and refueling if the case
The HLO is also responsible for response to an emergency situations on the helideck, therefore
the prerequisite for the HLO is a valid certificate of the “Basic or Refresher course Member Firefighting and Rescue team” (course 2.6a/b).
In case of offshore mining installations on which no refuelling of helicopters takes place a valid
“Basic or Refresher Course Fire-Fighting Helicopters (course 2.9a/b) suffices.
Persons designated to act as Helicopter Landing Officer at an offshore mining installation.
Training delegates in the theoretical knowledge and practical performance of all activities
concerning helicopter operations at a mining installation both under normal conditions and in
- Hazards of helicopter operations, dangerous areas, entry and escape routes (helideck and
helicopter), (personal) protective equipment to be used, cleaning, maintenance and
completion of available equipment.
- Command and control the preparation of the helideck and associated (fire-fighting)
equipment for landing and take-off of a helicopter.
- Performance and registration of exercises regarding various emergency situations.
- Leading the performance of normal and emergency procedures during landing and takeoff of helicopters.
- Radio procedures during arrival and departure.
- Processing documentation after landing concerning passengers and freight (including
- Leading and acting as controller for boarding and disembarking of persons and the
- loading and unloading of freight (including dangerous materials).
- Leading and acting as controller for loading the helicopter and the collection of data for determination of the weight of the helicopter.
- Leading and acting as controller during the performance of procedures and actions for starting helicopter engines and any other support provided.
Learning targets on loading of fuel:
- Leading and acting as controller during helicopter fuel loading operations, as well as
keeping the relevant register.
- Carrying out fuel quality checks.
The efficient performance of all techniques mentioned in the learning targets.
Conditions for practical exercises:
Maximum 6 delegates per instructor.
Basic course = 2 days
Refresher course = 1 day
Two (2) years
Prerequisite for participation:
The delegate shall be in the possession of a valid registration in the Personal Safety Logbook of
- Basic or Refresher Course “Member Fire-fighting and Rescue team” (2.6a/b) in case
refuelling activities are taken place on the installation.
- In case no refuelling is taken place on the installation the Basic or Refresher Course “FireFighting Helicopters” (2.9a/b).
- Offshore Medical certificate.