Air Safety Navigators are able to conduct offshore helideck audits to all elements of the following standards:
- Australian CASA CAAP 92-4(0) – Guidelines for the development and operation of off-shore helicopter landing sites, including vessels
- CAP 437 – Standards for Offshore Helicopter Landing Areas
- ICS Guide to Helicopter Ship Operations
The Australian CASA CAAP 92-4 document has recently been published and it is recommended that offshore facilities in Australian waters be audited to this standard with recommendations made from CAP 437 where required or applicable.
Client and IOGP standards are referenced as required or requested during the audit process.
Onsite helideck audits generally take one day on site utilising one auditor. Reports are issued to the client within 10 days of the audit being completed.
All ASN helideck auditors hold OPITO recognised BOSIET training. We are also able to combine helideck audits with Aircraft Radio Operator Certificate of Proficiency (AROCP) training.
We conduct helideck friction testing utilising specialist equipment approved by CAAP 92-4(0) and CAP 437. Friction testing and helideck inspections can be combined and conducted concurrently.