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Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) Workplace Competence Assessment Standard

OPITO Standard

Product Code: 7046

Who is this Product for?

This Product is for personnel who are required to be assessed against the role requirements during normal helideck operations.

This Product form part of a wider industry Helideck Training and Competence Framework including helideck operations initial training, helideck emergency response team member and team leader initial/further training and associated helideck role workplace competence assessment standards. Further information on the wider industry Helideck Training and Competence Framework is depicted in the Helideck Training and Competence Framework - See supporting document

What does this Product cover?

This Product is to formally assess the competence of the learner in the role of an HLO during normal helideck operations.

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites for the HLO Workplace Competence Assessment. However, HLOs are expected to have completed initial Helideck Operations training followed by supervised workplace training prior to being formally assessed.

The OPITO Helideck Operations Initial Training Standard is available for individuals who are required to complete helideck operations initial training.

Medical entry requirements

Training activities contained within this Product may include physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. All personnel who participate in such activities must be capable of participating fully.

Note: Practical exercises must be designed and delivered solely to meet this Product and must not place on the learners any demands other than those required to meet the Product.

Product Achievement Requirements

To achieve the Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) Workplace Competence Assessment all two mandatory units must be achieved.

Guided Learning Hours

There are no specific timings for the duration of the HLO Workplace Competence assessment(s). However, sufficient time and access to candidates must be arranged to ensure that all required outcomes and criteria can be suitably assessed.


2 years

Please note: If the expiry date on the learners previous certificate is within 3 months prior of the course enrolment date then the date of the new certificate should correspond with the expiry date of the existing/previous certificate unless stated otherwise by the Duty Holder or Asset Owner or Operator.

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