Green Deck Operations (Helideck Certification) offer an effective Helideck Inspection and Certification Service, delivered by trained, accredited and competent Surveyors
Experienced, qualified and more importantly competent:
GDO Helideck Inspectors / Surveyors are all, as a minimum qualified ISO 9001-2015 Lead Auditors who actively contribute to CAP437 (Standards for Offshore Helicopter Landing Areas). The company is a member of the Oil and Gas UK Aviation Safety Technical Group, British Helicopter Association, Helicopter Association International and the Royal Aeronautical Society Rotorcraft Committee as Maritime Aviation Subject Matter Experts. We are also one of the original members of HeliOffshore and co-chair the HeliOffshore Helideck Working Group, contributing to collaborative safety initiatives for offshore aviation. For large yachts, we sit on the Red Ensign Large Yacht Helicopter Landing Area Working Group and actively contribute to the development of safety standards for large yachts operating both in the commercial and private roles.
Green Deck Operations are contracted to the UL Civil Aviation Authority and Civil Aviation Authority International as Helideck and Onshore Helipad Techical Advisors.
Additionally, we are the only UK based company that is accredited as approved Helideck Inspectors for the Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation and Petronas BHD and have many years experience in assuring offshore helideck and aviation facilities worldwide.
We have recently trained the Brunei Department of Civil Aviation in offshore helideck safety legislation and regulation implementation.
Our Inspectors are subjected to a company Continual Professional Development (CPD) program and we maintain records of all helideck inspections we have completed. We encourage our Clients to view our CPDs to verify our competence.
Aim of the inspection and certification process
Offshore / large yacht heliport facilities audit is carried out to assure the operator and if necessary the contracted helicopter operator that the vessel is in compliance with the mandated criteria set out by the national civil aviation authorities (country dependent) for the safe operation of helicopters in the offshore environment.
Additionally, confirm that personnel responsible for the safe execution of aviation are appropriately trained and competent to carry out their individual and team duties.
Inspection / Audit Scope
To ensure the helideck is designed to meet the criteria set out primarily in UK CAP 437 Ed 8 Standards for Offshore Landing Areas, ICAO Annex 14 Vol II and any specific national regulations. Additionally to assure the client that the supporting infrastructure, including fire and rescue requirements, radio operations, meteorological systems, security and passenger administration is operating in accordance with CAP, ICAO, local and company standards
The inspection scope is designed to evaluate the following areas:
• Physical Characteristics of the Helideck
• Helideck and Obstacle Free Sectors
• Fire-Fighting and Rescue Equipment
• Refuelling Systems and Quality Assurance Procedures (if Applicable)
• Communication Equipment and Procedures
• Meteorology Support Equipment and Procedures
• Competence of Helideck Crew
• Emergency Response Planning
• Passenger Handling Facilities
• Helicopter Operational Procedures (if Applicable)