MAR204 – 6.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, this course can be scheduled to meet your specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

The Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) course emphasizes hands-on training to provide you with the skills necessary to ensure safe conditions and performance of all helideck personnel as they carry out their assigned duties and responsibilities during helicopter operations. Supplementing the hands-on training are classroom sessions utilizing discussion, demonstrations, case histories, and visual presentations.

This course provides you with the knowledge and skills required to plan for potential emergency situations, as well as emergency response procedures for various types of helicopter/helideck emergencies.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Course Attire 

For classroom activities, participants must wear full length pants, closed-toe shoes, and short sleeve / long sleeve shirts (no sleeveless shirts).

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.


  • Personnel requirements
  • Helideck deck equipment
  • Helicopter operations
  • Helicopter landing officer’s responsibilities
  • Refueling procedures
  • Maintenance checks
  • Firefighting equipment
  • Communication (radio operation, hand signals)
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
  • Operating and loading capacities of common helicopters

Suggested Audience

Personnel working in the offshore oil and gas industries where helicopters are used to transport personnel and supplies to and from offshore locations.

Other Information

Class Location and Travel Information

8609 Teichman Rd.
Galveston, Texas 77554

The Galveston Chamber of Commerce maintains a list of local hotels.

Directions to TEEX Galveston facility

Registration Questions

If you have trouble registering through the online registration system, contact the Marine Firefighting Program at (979) 845-1152 or

Contact Information

Kirk Richardson

Training Director
Phone: (979) 845-1158 | Toll-Free: (979) 845-3831

Payment Info

  • Credit Card – Complete online registration or call (979) 845-2130
  • Purchase Order – Complete online registration and send a copy of PO documentation within 48 hours to


TEEX Policies
Participant Handbook

Participants are required to follow the guidelines in the ESTI Student Safety Manual.

We’d rather practice with people that we’ll actually be responding with…It enables us to respond quickly and more confidently, so we can better serve the public. I would recommend this course to any first responder.

— Charles Torres, Assistant Chief, The Port Authority of NY & NJ Police Department
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