Market leader in digital learning technologies Atlas Knowledge Group has achieved its first ever course accreditation from one of the helicopter industry’s leading authorities which regulates the safe operation of helidecks and helicopter landing sites.
The Helideck Certification Agency (HCA), which works to ensure the safe landing and take-off of helicopters across the world, has certified the international learning technologies company’s Dangerous Goods by Air Awareness course.
The Atlas online programme allows oil and gas industry helideck teams concerned with the loading and unloading of baggage and freight on offshore helicopters, to develop a deeper understanding and knowledge of the legislation and regulations in order to carry out their work safely.
The course is designed to help them identify package items, which labels and marks they need to bear for shipping, and also the suitability of the material contained inside the parcel being safely transported by air.
Atlas Knowledge Group, Commercial Director, Kevin Short said: “Receiving the HCA certification is an important acknowledgement of the robust solutions we deliver. It ensures that organisations who proactively wish to increase the safety of their personnel and the safe delivery of their goods is met to this well respected industry standard.
“It’s vital for oil and gas company personnel both on and offshore involved in the sending and receiving of packages that they have a good awareness of the information surrounding what is classed as ‘dangerous goods’.
“No one wants a situation where an incorrect procedure is followed and potentially endangers flight safety because a hazardous material has been incorrectly identified or labelled. If there is an incident, this course trains workers in how to deal with it in a safe way to meet the regulatory obligations.
HCA managing director Alex Knight said: “The HCA fully supports the programme Atlas is delivering to promote safe helicopter operations across the globe.
“There has been a strong focus over the years to increase the safety of offshore workers and helicopter crews in the oil and gas industry. Having the assurance of knowing that your personnel are trained to the same high standard is of the utmost importance to everyone involved. This function specific Atlas solution approved by the HCA will ensure this capability for those who pass the training.”
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