Heliport / Helideck Personnel

These courses have been designed to help further your skills in onshore and offshore helicopter operations, Helicopter Landing Zone safety, Offshore Helideck Crew in HLO and HAD Duties, and Offshore Helicopter Refuelling and Emergency management.
Additional Helicopter-specific courses are available to ensure the crew is skilled in BOWO (Brown out White out) conditions, ditching and survival, fire-fighting, and rescue operations. Scroll down to view our catalogue of courses for Helicopter Pilots and Ground Crew.

DG (Dangerous Goods)

The (DG) Dangerous Goods Awareness training program provides flight deck, cabin crew, and ground crew with the knowledge and understanding of the Provisions for DG carried by passengers or crew, knowledge of hidden DG, the IATA list of dangerous goods, Marking and Labelling of DG, DG Packaging and incompatible DG and emergency response procedures.

FOD – Foreign Object Damage / Debris

FOD – Foreign Object Damage / Debris

Foreign Object Damage or FOD is a serious threat to aircraft operations. This course is designed for all personnel working airside, in and around fixed-wing and rotor-wing aircraft, to help them understand the sources, nature, procedures, risks, and potential consequences of FOD, and the impact on safety.

MEL – Minimum Equipment List

MEL – Minimum Equipment List

The MEL (Minimum Equipment List) course will familiarize candidates with the formatting, referencing, accessing, interpreting, use of, and regulations pertaining to an Aircraft MEL (Minimum Equipment List).

AVSEC Ground Crew (Aviation Security)

AVSEC Ground Crew (Aviation Security)

Aviation Security Training is essential for ground crew with ever-increasing security threats. They are the last line of defence against a potential security risk of ‘getting airborne’. This course provides an understanding of what to be on the alert for, dealing with a bomb or hijacking threat, and how to develop a higher level of vigilance.

HFGC – Human Factor Ground Crew

HFGC – Human Factor Ground Crew

Human Factor for Ground Crew training is designed for ground personnel in aviation. Focussing on human errors that may have an impact on the safety of a flight or on the performance of Air Crews and Maintenance personnel, aiding to reinforce attitudes, skills, and procedures, assisting in protecting responsibility and accountability on the job.

WHMP – Wildlife Hazard Management Plan (CAP 9137)

WHMP – Wildlife Hazard Management Plan (CAP 9137)

This Aerodrome Wildlife Hazard Management training program was developed for aerodrome operators and personnel since birds and wildlife are a serious hazard. Outlining what should be done to address this hazard and implement a successful WHMP is developed in accordance with ICAO Doc 9137 – Airport Services manual – Part 3 – 5th Edition 2020.

Manual Handling & Lifting

Manual Handling & Lifting

This Manual Handling and Lifting course apply to personnel working in environments that may require regular and possibly strenuous Manual Handling and Lifting, including all engineering and maintenance personnel, baggage handlers, and refuellers.

Working in Poor Lighting

Working in Poor Lighting

The Working in Poor Lighting program is for personnel required to undertake tasks that include having to function in poor lighting conditions.
Candidates will understand the hazards of poor lighting, the potential consequences of such hazards and errors that may occur, as well as glare and poorly distributed light, controls, testing and correcting poor lighting.

LVO – Low Visibility Operations

LVO – Low Visibility Operations

The Low Visibility Operation (LVO) course details all subject matter applicable to operators when experiencing poor visibility situations. These include ATC duties during a CAT III Approach, Airborne ILS Equipment, Ground Equipment Required for the ILS, Flying the CAT III Approach and Low Visibility take-off to name a few.

SMS Initial (Safety Management System)

SMS Initial (Safety Management System)

Safety Management remains at the forefront on how organisations can make aviation travel safer. The objective of this course is to equip the new Safety Officers with skills required to manage the safety system within an airline or air operation, and this course is developed in alignment with the IATA Safety Management System Guidelines.

SMS Recurrency (Safety Management System)

SMS Recurrency (Safety Management System)

This SMS Recurrency (Safety Management Systems) course is designed to ensure safety officers and Safety Managers remain current on the latest Safety Management System Concepts.

SMS Introduction (Safety Management System)

SMS Introduction (Safety Management System)

The Safety Management System – Introductory course provides airline and airport personnel with an understanding of an SMS system. For SMS personnel to be successful, all staff need to support the policies and procedures implemented by the Safety Committee. This introductory course provides sufficient information to provide that support.

RCA (Root Cause Analysis)

RCA (Root Cause Analysis)

This course aims to show how Root Cause Analysis is an effective tool for finding the true or actual cause of events, facilitating effective corrective action and preventing their recurrence.

ERP – Emergency Response Planning

ERP – Emergency Response Planning

The ERP – Emergency Response Plan program provides personnel with the required knowledge, procedures, and policies for handling an Emergency. Responding requires a coordinated effort between all personnel, emergency response committees, task and reaction groups, and specialists. The survival of an air operation after such an event depends greatly on handling an Emergency correctly.

LZO (Landing Zone Officer)

LZO (Landing Zone Officer)

This Landing Zone Officer (LZO) training program is designed to educate Personnel assisting helicopter pilots in the selection of landing zones, landing zone set-up, and helicopter preparation including refueling, fuel inspection, passenger briefings, and cargo sling hook-up procedures. Safety around helicopters and procedures to follow when assisting flight crew with loading and offloading/disembarking of passengers.

OWO (Offshore Weather Observer)

OWO (Offshore Weather Observer)

This Offshore Weather Observer training program is designed to provide the knowledge and understanding of Meteorology, and its effect on flight safety for those who will perform the duties of a Weather Observer for Offshore Helicopter Operations.

Helideck Dispatch Training

Helideck Dispatch Training

The Helideck Dispatch training course will provide you with a thorough understanding of the multitude of tasks that have to be mastered by a Helicopter dispatcher to handle offshore helicopter operations safely and effectively during the landing, turn-around, and departure phases of the operation.

HOITS (Helicopter Operations Initial Training) – HLO/HDA

HOITS (Helicopter Operations Initial Training) – HLO/HDA

The Offshore Helideck Operations Initial Training Program delivers the knowledge and skills required for a Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) or Helideck Assistant (HDA). This Level 1 Program is the theoretical component of the program.
Delegates will complete an onsite development program and practical workplace assessment (Level-2), completed by the Duty Holder in accordance with the criteria and syllabus provided.

HERTL – Helideck Emergency Response Team Leader

HERTL – Helideck Emergency Response Team Leader

This Helideck Emergency Response Team Leader (HERTL) Training Program has been developed by an Industry Work Group comprising of oil and gas industry stakeholders, regulatory bodies, trade associations, operator/duty holder organizations, drilling and contractor organizations, air operators, specialist assessment providers and approved ATO’s.
Training will comprise of both onshore practical training and additional offshore workplace training and assessment.
Mapped against OPITO standards, meeting all competency and training requirements, serving as an “equivalent industry standard” and as an alternative means of compliance to effectively manage any offshore emergency.

HERTM – Helideck Emergency Response Team Member

HERTM – Helideck Emergency Response Team Member

This Helideck Emergency Response Team Leader (HERTM) Training Program has been developed by an Industry Work Group comprising of oil and gas industry stakeholders, regulatory bodies, trade associations, operator/duty holder organizations, drilling and contractor organizations, air operators, specialist assessment providers and approved ATO’s.
Training will comprise of both onshore practical training and additional offshore workplace training and assessment.
Mapped against OPITO standards, meeting all competency and training requirements, serving as an “equivalent industry standard” and as an alternative means of compliance to effectively manage any offshore emergency.

Brown Out White Out Training For Helicopter Pilots (BOWO)

Brown Out White Out Training For Helicopter Pilots (BOWO)

‘Brown-out White-out’ is an in-flight visibility restriction due to dust, sand or snow in the air. In these conditions, pilots cannot see nearby objects which provide outside visual references necessary to control the aircraft near the ground, sometimes causing spatial disorientation and loss of situational awareness.

HEAT – Hostile Environment Awareness Training

HEAT – Hostile Environment Awareness Training

The Hostile Environment Awareness Training course covers possible scenarios in hostile environments and how to deal with them. Planning and preparing for an emergency evacuation, dealing with hostage situations, what to expect in ‘hotspots,’ and what to look for in danger zones are some of the topics covered in our HEAT training course.

CATS & CARS Familiarization

CATS & CARS Familiarization

CATS & CARS Familiarization assists in understanding the legislative structure, design, documentation, amendments, and communication, highlighting the connectivity between the Civil Aviation Technical Standards (CATS) and Civil Aviation Regulations (CARs), focussing on PART 91 / PART 121 / PART 135 and PART 127.

FOA (Fundamentals of Aviation)

FOA (Fundamentals of Aviation)

Fundamental of Aviation gives insight into the industry and is ideal as an induction program, providing an understanding of many aspects of aviation, increasing the knowledge of aircraft, airspaces, airports, flight rules, and every aspect of an air operation or airport facility.

FRMS – Fatigue Risk Management System

FRMS – Fatigue Risk Management System

Fatigue plays a significant role in aircraft incidents. This course covers topics on personal strategies, understanding consequences, and contributing factors to fatigue, as well as the potential of poor shift systems design, and reporting protocols. It outlines symptoms of fatigue including shift systems design, reporting protocols, and symptoms for managing your fatigue.

Check Dispatcher

Check Dispatcher

Check Dispatcher training is designed for personnel responsible for inspection, oversight, and competency checks on helideck dispatchers.

Airport Familiarisation and Airside Competency

Airport Familiarisation and Airside Competency

Airport Familiarization and Airside Induction training includes the prevention and management of fire hazards, driving rules, regulations, hazard or incident reporting, emergency procedures, runway and apron markings, signs, and apron cleanliness.
Aerodromes naturally have different characteristics, requiring familiarisation of the matters relative to the airport from which you operate, Airside.

Supervisor Safety Training Level 1

Supervisor Safety Training Level 1

The Supervisor safety training program Level 1 prepares supervisors to recognize factors with accident potential. Supervisors are responsible for frequent inspections of job sites, work methods, and materials/equipment used, and are required to understand and apply the OSH Act principles and ensure the implementation of these in the work environment.

SO SHEQ (Safety Officer)

SO SHEQ (Safety Officer)

This SO SHEQ (Safety Officer) training program is designed for both novice and experienced learners, expected to perform Safety officer functions. Designated personnel should know the correct methods, procedures, and safety aspects related to these activities so that they are competent to identify good and bad, safe and unsafe practices during their supervision day/shift.

Incident Investigation

Incident Investigation

Incident Investigation candidates can identify and explain legal and organisational-specific requirements regulating the reporting and investigation of workplace incidents and be able to complete required reports and process any physical evidence which may have been collected.
Describing requirements and gathering information for workplace safety, health, and environment incident investigation, and conducting post-investigation activities.

People Skills

People Skills

Course OverviewCourse Duration: 2 Days Course Price: 1850 per personAs individuals working for Airlines, we need to understand how important the following are: Your role in the aviation industry. Your various responsibilities in respect of Safety and Service that come...

Working in Confined Spaces

Working in Confined Spaces

On successful completion of the Working in Confined Spaces training course, candidates will understand the potential hazards of working in confined spaces, PPE required, Permit to Work, and LOTO activities relating to this risk and other hazard control measures.

Heat Stress Prevention

Heat Stress Prevention

Heat Stress Prevention targets personnel working in an environment exposed to heat and heat stress.
Understanding heat stress, heat stroke, and other heat-related health concerns encourage workers to take these hazards seriously. Understand the actions to take in the event of any staff suffering from this condition, and preventative measures to put in place to avoid Heat Stress.

General Electrical Safety Training

General Electrical Safety Training

The General Electrical Safety Training program addresses personnel working with electrical equipment and power hand tools. Understanding electricity, electrical hazards in the workplace, and the effects of electricity on the human body, provides important procedures and tips to prevent injury, damage, or incorrect use of electrical equipment or electricity supply.

HIRA – Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

HIRA – Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

The Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993, requires employers to maintain a work environment that is safe and without risk to the health of workers.
The SAQA approved Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment program provides an understanding and prevention of workplace hazards, informing workers of hazards, working safely, and providing protective measures for safe workplaces.

HEROSS – Helicopter Emergency Rescue Safety & Survival

HEROSS – Helicopter Emergency Rescue Safety & Survival

The Helicopter Emergency & Rescue Onshore Safety & Survival (HER-OSS) Training Program provides a detailed overview of the effective management of a crash (mechanical failure) or emergency (precautionary) landing, providing pilots and passengers with clear details and guidance on how to prepare and survive an event. Includes several animations and case studies.

Hazardous Chemical Handling

Hazardous Chemical Handling

This SAQA Approved Hazardous Chemicals Handling training program is designed for both novice and experienced learners who may be expected to receive, handle and store hazardous chemicals, safely while performing their daily duties.

FOO Initial (Flight Operations Officer)

FOO Initial (Flight Operations Officer)

The FOO Initial – Flight Operations Officer course is equivalent to a Dispatch Licence. In South Africa, the CAA does not license a Dispatcher, but requires a 5-week course, with exams to qualify. Including aerodynamics, aircraft performance, ACAS/RVSM, Meteorology and MET reports, Navigation, Flight planning, MEL, Weight and Balance, Aviation legislation, Flight Monitoring, Radio base station, EPT, AVSEC, DG, and Human Factors training.

Flight Follower Training

Flight Follower Training

The Flight Follower Course is the first level of training for those working in, or wanting to work in, flight Operations and Dispatch, and covers the following modules:
• Introduction, Industry Overview
• Basic Aerodynamics
• Aircraft performance
• Meteorology and MET Reports
• Navigation
• Flight Planning
• MEL
• Weight and Balance
• Aviation Legislation
• Flight Monitoring.

Emergency Awareness and Evacuation

Emergency Awareness and Evacuation

The SAQA approved Emergency Awareness and Evacuation Awareness training program ensures a controlled response to an emergency. Outlining a well-structured Emergency Preparedness Plan and providing information on the duties and responsibilities of emergency personnel, documentation required, and communication to coordinate emergency response effectively.

DAMP Supervisors (Drug and Alcohol Management Plan)

DAMP Supervisors (Drug and Alcohol Management Plan)

The Drug and Alcohol Management Plan for Supervisors assists with information relating to substance abuse, the consequences of abuse, company policies and responsibilities in dealing with this, and guidance in the actions to take when dealing with potential addiction, or in the event of suspecting a colleague is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

DAMP Level 1 Personnel (Drug and Alcohol Management Plan)

DAMP Level 1 Personnel (Drug and Alcohol Management Plan)

The Drug and Alcohol Management Plan for Personnel assists with information relating to substance abuse, the consequences of abuse, company policies and responsibilities in dealing with this, and guidance in the actions to take when dealing with potential addiction, or in the event of suspecting a colleague is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Airside Induction

Airside Induction

Course OverviewCourse Duration: ½ Day Course Price: R1550 per personThis program provides you with an understanding of all aspects concerning safely working airside at an airport. The course includes the prevention and management of fire hazards, driving rules and...

Accident Investigation

Accident Investigation

The Aircraft Accident Investigation course includes causes, recommendations, independent and international investigations, field investigation initial actions, wreckage distribution, accident diagrams, locating and interviewing witnesses, and the Cognitive, Behavioural, Aeromedical, Psychological, and Organizational perspective of the accident crew and organization.

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Cancellation Policy

Course bookings may be cancelled up to the day prior to the course date.  It can be done via WhatsApp or email, or telephonically.  We do not charge a cancellation fee, as we understand rosters change last minute and flight delays etc.  We just ask you to please, let us know. 

Code of Conduct

Timely arrival for the training is requested. Please note that the courses have an Aviation Authority-specified minimum number of training hours, so starting on time is imperative.

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Accreditations

SACAA, CAAB (Botswana), Mozambique, Namibia, DRC, Zimbabwe, Angola, Zambia.

Address

90 Fourth Road
Chartwell, Fourways
Johannesburg, South Africa

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Cranfield also offers a range of online e-learning courses. Click here to access our online aviation training courses.

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Cancellation Policy

Course bookings may be cancelled up to the day prior to the course date.  It can be done via WhatsApp or email, or telephonically.  We do not charge a cancellation fee, as we understand rosters change last minute and flight delays etc.  We just ask you to please, let us know. 

Code of Conduct

Timely arrival for the training is requested. Please note that the courses have an Aviation Authority-specified minimum number of training hours, so starting on time is imperative. 

Read Full Policy Here

Accreditations

SACAA Approval, CAAB (Botswana) Approval, Mozambique, Namibia, DRC, Zimbabwe Approval, Angolan Approval, Zambian Approval.

Address

90 Fourth Road
Chartwell, Fourways
Johannesburg, South Africa

GET IN TOUCH

Contact us with any enquiry you may have. For your convenience you can send an online enquiry, email or phone us.

Learn Online

Cranfield also offers a range of online e-learning courses. Click here to access our online aviation training courses.

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Cancellation Policy

Course bookings may be cancelled up to the day prior to the course date.  It can be done via WhatsApp or email, or telephonically.  We do not charge a cancellation fee, as we understand rosters change last minute and flight delays etc.  We just ask you to please, let us know. 

Code of Conduct

Timely arrival for the training is requested. Please note that the courses have an Aviation Authority-specified minimum number of training hours, so starting on time is imperative. The use of cell phones during training is frowned upon (discouraged).  If you are ‘on call’,  please put your phone on ‘silent’ on your desk and leave the room to take the call.  Courses held at Cranfield are all interactive and your instructor will encourage participation, where appropriate. We provide a light lunch between courses which is included in the price, is not compulsory and you are welcome to bring your own if you have dietary challenges (preferences). We have delegates from all over our continent with different beliefs, dress codes, and everyone is very welcome.

Accreditations

SACAA Approval, CAAB (Botswana) Approval, Mozambique, Namibia, DRC, Zimbabwe Approval, Angolan Approval, Zambian Approval.