The Helicopter Deck Assistant (HDA) is responsible for the day-to-day activities on an offshore helideck and associated helideck operations. The HDA will also execute orders given by an HLO for the initial response to a helicopter emergency on an offshore installation or vessel. This training is only accepted in the Dutch continental shelf of the North Sea. The course provides the delegate with a range of knowledge and skills relevant to helicopter operations and working on an offshore helideck.
Persons designated to act as Helicopter Deck Assistant at an offshore mining installation.
The delegate shall be in the possession of a valid registration in the Personal Safety Logbook of the:
- Basic or Refresher Course Helicopter Firefighting (2.9a/b) OR
- Basic or Refresher course Member Firefighting and Rescue Team Offshore (2.6a/b)
The certificate is valid for 2 years