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Helideck Assistant (HDA) Workplace Competence Assessment Standard

Standard Code: 7045

Revision: 1

Amendment: 0 (Jun 2019)

Aims and Objectives:

The aims and objectives of the HDA Workplace Competence Assessment are to formally assess the competence of the candidate in the role of an HDA during normal helideck operations.

Target audience:

The target group for Helideck Assistant (HDA) Workplace Competence Assessment is personnel who are required to be assessed against the role requirements during normal helideck operations.

Delegate pre-requisites:

There are no prerequisites for the HDA Workplace Competence Assessment. However, HDAs 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 (link) is available for individuals who are required to complete helideck operations initial training.


The HDA Workplace Competence Assessment Certificate is valid for two years.

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