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Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) | SMS | Lafayette, LA

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  • Prerequisites None
  • Student Min/Max 1/16
  • Availability Select a day and time to determine how many seats remain.

Course Information

  • Additional Schedule Details
    Enrollment: All students must produce the following prior to the onset of training - Valid (photographic) government identification. Registration begins at 7 AM each day.  The course ends at 4 PM CST on the same day.

    Attendance Requirements: Daily attendance and 100% participation in each module is required to obtain this certification.

    Location: Only offered at our Lafayette location.
  • Course duration 8 hrs
  • Course Summary

    The Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) Day 1 course instructs the student on safe helicopter operations prior to arrival and departure from an offshore oil installation location.

  • Target Audience offshore & onshore employees
  • Theory Learning Objectives
    Upon completion of Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) Day 1 training, the student will be familiar with:

    Key Role: Control the response to offshore helideck emergencies and routine operations (Helicopter Landing Officer)

    Unit 1: Maintain a state of readiness

    Element 1.1: Identify and locate helicopter operational hazards, hazardous areas, access routes and points

    Element 1.2: Identify, locate and operate all relevant equipment and controls

    Element 1.3: Conduct emergency exercises

    Unit 2: Prepare for emergencies

    Element 2.1: Respond to appropriate alarms

    Element 2.2: Prepare for helicopter landing

    Element 2.3: Prepare to enter the incident area

    Unit 3: Control the response to emergencies

    Element 3.1: Enter the incident area and work safely

    Element 3.2: Control the rescue of personnel

    Element 3.3: Control firefighting operations

    Element 3.4: Control non-firefighting operations

    Unit 4: Supervise helicopter landing and departure

    Element 4.1: Prepare for helicopter landing

    Element 4.2: Prepare for helicopter departure

    Unit 5: Supervise cargo handling

    Element 5.1: Coordinate preparation of freight

    Element 5.2: Supervise loading and unloading of passengers, baggage and freight

    Unit 6: Supervise the refueling of the helicopter

    Element 6.1: Prepare for refueling

    Element 6.2: Refuel the helicopter

    Element 6.3: Shut down the refueling system
  • Practical Learning Objectives None
  • Certification Details
    Course Required By: Employer

    Written Exam: Written and hands-on competency will be evaluated at the end of each course. Incorrectly answered questions will be reviewed with student to ensure understanding before completion of course.
  • Validity Period Recommended retraining every 3 years.
  • Accreditation or Standard
    • Allowed Trainer or Industry Specific
        • Cancellation Policy Cancellation fees apply if cancelled within 7 days of the course start date . The amount retained will equal 100 percent of the transaction. Any refund requests after this period are to be requested from the trainer. If approved by the trainer, remittance of refunds will be handled by the trainer outside of our site.For more details read our Refund Policy

        Site Information

        • Training Environment
          • Allowed Classroom
        • Services and Amenities
          • Allowed ADA Accessiblity
          • Allowed Restrooms
          • Allowed Emailed Certificates
          • Allowed Printed Course Materials
          • Location
            2916 North University Avenue, Lafayette, LA, USA

          Other Notes

          • Items to Bring
            Please bring a government-issued ID.
          • Health and Safety Considerations
            *Safety First: Safety Management Systems (SMS) regards your safety first and suggests the following: Candidates that are concerned with participating in practical exercises due to current or pre-existing medical conditions should consult their primary care provider prior to the onset of the training program as to the nature and extent of the training.

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          Our goal is to ensure that everyone in the energy industry has a safe work environment and the knowledge to perform their duties safely. 

          We know your workers are more than the tasks they perform; they are people with homes, families, and stories. Just as you desire to see each of your employees return home to their families safely, SMS aspires to provide a variety of safety services that help ensure that’s possible. Our responsibility to safety in the energy industry is attained by working together and promoting a safety culture.

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          $156 Per Student

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