Flight Safety Services

The Flight Safety group of Companies have over 20+ years of global experience, providing External Aviation Audits, CAP 437 Helideck Inspections and Friction Tests, Accident Investigations, Safety Management Systems, consultation for AOC startup and management, developing aviation manuals and procedures, and delivering specialised training.

Flight Safety specialises in the provision of external aviation audit services and the management of aviation risk for a broad spectrum of national and international companies.

With over 2,000+ audits on rotary and fixed wing operations in charter, airline/regional airline, HLS and HLSO inspections, geophysical surveys, emergency medical services, marine pilot transfers, and these involve the full spectrum of air operations, ground operations including security.

Flight Safety has the experience to deliver the aviation safety service you require.


Aviation Safety Audit – Fixed Wing Rotary Wing, includes all aviation operations

Risk Management

Risk Assessment

Systems Analysis Accident & Incident Investigation

Flight Operations Manual

Maintenance Control Manual (Including Part 145)

Offshore & Onshore Refuelling Manuals & Procedures

Safety Management Systems & Security Manuals

Emergency Response Procedures

Standard Operating Procedures

Company Standards & Manuals

Audit Checklists & Procedures

Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) Manual

Flight Safety have available aviation experts in every field of the industry.

Our experts are seconded to specific areas, for an allocated period of time, to mentor and monitor critical aviation projects.

Aviation Travel Safety Analysis - Flight Safety provides informed safety analyses on all National and International air carriers and operators as a travel risk management mitigation process.

Pre-regulator audit preparation, assessment & review

Specialising in the Global, Australian & New Zealand regulatory models which includes the South Pacific Islands, Malaysia & Indonesia.

Global AOC Compliance Monitoring

Flight Safety has fully developed integrated safety management systems applicable to small organisations or large airline operations.

This service can be outsourced and managed by Flight Safety using web based electronic management systems.

Workplace Health & Safety regulations require that all medical and industrial public access areas require professional calibrated Friction Testing.
Flight Safety have the trained personnel and calibrated equipment necessary to conduct these tests to global standards.

Flight Safety have personnel with extensive military and policing backgrounds. This expertise has been effectively applied nationally & internationally within auditing and aeromedical fields of operation.


Helideck Inspection, Design Appraisal Including New Build Design Support & Assessment

Helideck Inspection is the main service we provide to clients, specialising in offshore helidecks for the resources industries.

Perth Based Friction Tester & Inspector

Flight Safety now has a Certified ISO 9001:2015 Lead Inspector, AND a CAP 437 approved Findlay Irvine Friction Tester, based in Perth, Australia to better service the West Australian offshore oil and gas industry.

A friction test of a helideck surface is a requirement if a landing net is not utilised. CAP 437 Chapter 3 Section 7 states:- "A review of helideck friction measurement techniques has concluded that the test method should involve a friction measuring device that:

  • employs the braked wheel technique;
  • is able to control the wetness of the deck during testing;
  • includes electronic data collection, storage & processing;
  • allows the whole deck surface to be covered to a resolution of not less than 1 square metre.

The minimum average surface friction value of 0.65mu should be achieved across the area inside the TD/PM, outside the TD/PM and on the painted markings themselves." FSHC carry out friction testing using the Micro Grip Tester which is the only type that currently meets CAP 437 requirements. This was adapted for use by the manufacturer Findlay Irvine in conjunction with HCA.

The testing is carried out by fully trained staff and an electronic print out is included in the written report provided on conclusion. Refer to UK CAA Paper 98002 for a full discussion about helideck friction and testing in addition to the information in CAP 437. CAA Presentation on Helideck Friction (PDF)

Flight Safety, with in-depth experience in offshore Helideck and on-shore Helicopter Landing Site inspections, provides new build, new design and design modification Certification for Helidecks and Helicopter Landing Sites in accordance with UKCAP 437, I.C.A.O. Annex 14 VOL II, Australian CAAP 92-2(1) guidelines and national regulatory requirements. 


 +61 (0)7 5448 2788
 +61 (0) 439 031 654
 P.O. Box 676, Coolum Beach, Queensland, Australia, 4573