CAP437 Inspections & Friction Tests

05/23/23 11:35:am

As the oil and gas industry continues to expand its operations offshore, it is essential to ensure that all helidecks used for transportation comply with the international standards set by CAP437 Edition 9, 2023.
Offshore helidecks must meet specific requirements to ensure that they are safe for helicopter landings and take-offs. These requirements include the size of the helideck, markings, lighting, firefighting equipment, and rescue and escape facilities. Helicopter operators must also adhere to specific procedures for landing and taking off from offshore helidecks
Compliance with CAP437 standards ensures that helidecks are built to withstand harsh offshore environments. These standards set out specific requirements for the design, construction, and maintenance of helidecks, taking into account factors such as wave height, wind speed, and sea spray. Compliance with these standards ensures that helidecks can withstand the toughest offshore conditions, reducing the risk of structural failure and ensuring the safe operation of helicopter transportation.
Non-compliance with CAP437 can have severe consequences, including accidents, injuries, and loss of life. It can also result in fines, legal action, and damage to an organisation’s reputation.
Ensuring compliance with CAP437 is not only a legal requirement but also a moral obligation. Companies must prioritise safety and take all necessary steps to ensure that their offshore helidecks meet the standards set out in CAP437.
Offshore helideck compliance with CAP437 is crucial for the safety of personnel, the durability of infrastructure, and the sustainability of offshore operations. It is essential for all stakeholders in the industry to ensure that their offshore facilities comply with these international standards to ensure the continued success of the industry.
Flight Safety Helideck Certification Pty Ltd is ISO 9001:2015 certified and has conducted hundreds of CAP437, ICAO, and IOGP compliant helideck inspections and friction tests globally.
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