Air Assets, Helicopters and Training
Services and Health & Safety
Safety is a paramount concern irrespective of your organisation and First Responder role. For speed of response, accessibility and intervention the helicopter air asset dominates the rescue and recovery scene.
Our company has strategic alliances in place, background knowledge and conducted extensive research to facilitate delivery of air assets, in particular Helicopter or rotary wing assets. Our associates are in an ideal position to provide the work necessary to support an air asset project specifically in support of civil resilience and fire and rescue oriented services.
Amongst the independent services we can provide are, writing and implementation of safety and quality management systems, operations and technical manuals, audits, training and risk management:
- Consulting services in air and helicopter operations
- Provision of, or assistance in, creating Operations Manuals to the latest regulatory requirements.
- Implementation of related Safety & Quality Management Systems within organisations.
- Providing specialist aviation advice to non-aviation services.
- Providing independent audit reporting to assist non-aviation services/companies in the selection of suitable service providers.
- Providing Operational and Technical Project Management to new fixed or rotary wing operations.
- Organising the provision of related Safety and Management Training for the clients.
We are an independent organisation that is happy to offer a range of aviation training and consultancy services across a broad spectrum of specialities.
We pride ourselves in delivering safe and highly focussed instruction; ensuring that pilots, hoist operators and rescue personnel gain a thorough understanding of helicopter rescue techniques and associated risks.
Our instructors, consultants and associates are able to draw on a wealth of practical experiences gained in both military and civilian appointments, on helicopters.
All of our Helo training will be risk appropriate and in support of the requirements laid-down in regulations.
We have produced a number of new courses that focus specifically in training first responder staff to operate with ‘Helo’ units. Helicopter versatility makes it a primary tool for assisting First Responders, but requires that First Responders become knowledgeable about the capabilities and hazards of this aircraft type. This suite of training modules aims to provide First Responders with the necessary knowledge and understanding to keep them safe while working around helicopters.
We have access to instructors who have extensive experience in both civilian and military helicopter operations and training. As a result, we are able to provide consultancy services concerning helicopter flight operations, including uniquely for first responder services.
This suite of training modules aims to provide the First Responder community with the necessary skills to keep them safe while working around helicopters.
First Responder Helicopter Safety Modules
All the modules (for the UK) are designed to provide the Fire & Rescue Service and First Responder delegate with information about helicopter operations as relevant to Rescue Services operations on land whilst acknowledging that for “at sea operations” the MIRG suite of training modules will cover those aspects.
Effective training does not just happen, it has to be managed. Training objectives should be supported by a clearly set-out policy; the organisation and resources should be in place to deliver the policy objectives and there should be provision for the measurement of effectiveness.
The modules contained within this document are intended to provide a national framework of Helicopter Safety Module(s) training for all Agencies who may respond to where air assets may be used at an incident from which an Agency will be able to choose an appropriate level to meet the requirements of their Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP). (These modules are intended to integrate with the ‘MIRG/6 Safety During Helicopter Transportation’ course requirements, but not as a substitute.)
Module 1 Helicopter Awareness
General helicopter safety awareness training to enable First Responder staff to work near to helicopters and provide them with the awareness of, knowledge and understanding and skill levels of helicopter operations in relation to terrestrial operations (in the UK airspace).
Module 2 Helicopter Ground Crew Operator
To work safely near and in land based helicopters and aware of load handling techniques and rescue techniques.
Module 3 Helicopter Ground Crew Supervisor and Technician
To work safely near and in land based helicopters and aware of load handling techniques and be able to supervise load handling and short haul rescue techniques.
Notes: Air asset operations in certain aspects will involve a degree of physical and mental stress due to the operating environment. Therefore it is the responsibility of both the employing organisation and the delegate in relation to this aspect to assess one’s ability to safely attend the relevant module.
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