Aeronautical Enterprises and Flight Safety Africa provide detailed Helideck Inspection Awareness Training (HIAT) courses that are based on UKCAA CAP 437 and in addition will include information gleaned from local operations.
The online course is delivered fully online with an option to include an live interactive Zoom session with one of Flight Safety's experienced trainers.
A 'Certificate of Participation' is issued to all participants. HIAT Certification allows Company employees to conduct 1st and 2nd Party helideck inspections on Helidecks for the organisation or group of organisations listed on the Certificate. This does not take away the responsibility for an external 3rd party quality Inspection to be conducted in keeping with UKCAA CAP 437 and Oil & Gas Industry requirements.
Aeronautical Enterprises HIAT course is based on the UKCAA CAP 437 Standard industry norm - recognised by all major oil and gas exploration companies operating offshore. The HIAT course provides an effective inspection regime with associated legal and insurance coverage.
It has become evident that Helideck Inspection Awareness Training is not only critical to the Helideck Inspection approval process but also to each crew member operating offshore, as in the final analysis the crew members, or specifically the pilot-in-command, has final responsibility for ensuring that the Helicopter Landing Site or Helideck is fit for purpose – this is not viable without formal awareness training.
In addition all HLO's involved in issuing the final clearance to land on the Helideck, should have undergone this training.
Other persons or agencies with an interest in Helideck standards (e.g. national civil aviation authorities, governmental health and safety executives, offshore oil and gas representative organisations) should also consider the formal training process.
Due to the constant changes, a refresher training course should be completed every two years.
The Online HIAT course covers, as a baseline, the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Publication 437 Standard, (Eight edition incorporating Amendment 01/2018 September 2018), also included, as relevant –
Training: Cross check on all training requirements
New Builds are assessed for UKCAA CAP 437 compliancy at the design stage, during construction and at final commissioning before operations commence. An overview of these processes is included.
The online HIAT course also highlights the particular duties placed upon personnel involved in Helideck operations
A Third Party Helideck Inspection Certification Training course takes the HIAT course one step further and gives the Certified Inspector the tools to inspect third party vessels.
Combine our Aeronautical Enterprises HIAT course with two Helideck Inspections on different vessels, accompanied by a Flight Safety Lead Inspector, and successful delegates will have the knowledge to perform Helideck Inspections on third party vessels.
This Certification is valid for 24-months. A one day recurrency training course is required every 2 years to remain Certified.
Helideck Inspection Awareness Training (HIAT) Course - Melbourne, Australia
2-Day Training Course fee: $1,200 + GST per delegate
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Group discounts for onshore, offshore or international courses are available, contact Aeronautical Enterprises to find out more.