Operational Safety

Safety Considerations

Security around the helicopter

Contribute to the success of the flight
  • Support the decisions of the pilot safety.
  • Please consider:
    • How to embark and disembark.
    • In-flight and ground procedures.
    • Location of safety and survival equipment.
    • Emergency procedures.
Deliver flñight information
  • Inform about your flight requirements.
  • Coordinate all aspects you think are important to consider for the flight.
  • Resolve your doubts with crew.
  • Ask about information you request and that has not been delivered.

On ground

Security Zone
  • Dress according to the weather
  • Inform the pilot about:
    • The weight of your luggage
    • Health problems
    • High sick resistance
  • Do not smoke around or inside the helicopter.
  • Stay away from the landing area for the landing or takeoff
  • Make sure your clothes and cover your head against the wind produced by the rotor
  • Protect your eyes from dust or particles lifted by rotor
  • Keep landing area clear
  • Wait for the instructions to approach or abandonment the helicopter
  • Go to and left the helicopter from the side - in a crouching position - never from behind.
  • If you can, wait until the rotors stop.
  • Move at the descending side of the aircraft, leaving space to the rotor.
  • Carry load firmly on one side of your body, never on your shoulders or head.
  • Never drop elements to or from the helicopter.
  • Secure load carefully and firmly to prevent its movement.
  • Verify cargo compartment door is closed and secure.
  • Have a reservation of special medications that you require in the event of delays on the route

On the Helicopter

  • Use the safety belt (and ties of shoulder, if available) while flight.
  • Use flight helmet or head headset if available.
  • Stay in your seat if not authorized to move.
  • Do not distract the pilot during takeoff or landing.
  • Read the instructions for operation of doors, emergency exits and location of the ELT (emergency locator transmitter) and emergency equipment.
During Emergency
  • Follow instructions given during safety briefing.
  • Do not distract crew
  • Check that the loose items in the cabin are locked.
  • Remove your glasses and keep them in a Pocket (might need them later).
  • Assume the position of impact, in accordance with the taught
    • Adjust seat belt with shoulder ties, adjust them and sit in an upright position, knees together, arms folded on his chest.
    • Without shoulder ties, bending the body forward so chest rest on the thighs, head on his knees, arms tied tightly under the thighs.

After an emergency landing
  • Wait for instructions to evacuate, or until the rotor stops.
  • Assist others to evacuate well away from the aircraft.
  • Remove the kit first aid and other emergency teams after verifying the risk of fire.
  • Manage or cooperate with first aid if required.
  • Remove the ELT, please read the instructions and activate it.
  • Set up a camp to be the most comfortable as you can.
  • Build your camp as more protected from the wind.
  • Stay close to the aircraft - not from venturing outside the workplace.
Always remember that help is on its way
On flights over water:
  • Listen carefully for the induction of the pilot before the flight over water.
  • Use vest life and/or immersion suit.
  • Learn the procedures of mounting, adjustment and seat belt release.
  • Know the location and operation of emergency exits and doors.
  • Know the location and operation of the ELT.
    • Follow instructions of immersion that the pilot gives you.
    • Remove tie, release collar.
    • Assume the position of impact when the pilot gives the instruction.
  • Wait for instructions for the abandonment, or until the rotor stops.
  • After a dive
    • Establish a reference position.
    • Release the seat belt.
    • Inflate the vest and raft when it is out of the helicopter.



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