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
For classroom activities, participants must wear full length pants, closed-toe shoes, and short sleeve / long sleeve shirts (no sleeveless shirts).
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.
TopicsPersonnel 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
Personnel working in the offshore oil and gas industries where helicopters are used to transport personnel and supplies to and from offshore locations.
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
If you have trouble registering through the online registration system, contact the Marine Firefighting Program at (979) 845-1152 or Cynthia.Ford@teex.tamu.edu.