OFFSHORE GUIDANCE & GOOD PRACTICE
G+ Good practice guidelines for safe helicopter operations in support of the global offshore wind industry
Helicopter applications in the offshore wind industry include site surveys, transfer of personnel and cargo to helidecks or hoist platforms, monitoring and inspection, maintenance support, medical evacuation and search and rescue (SAR). Their higher speed and ability to operate in different environmental conditions make them complementary to vessels.
The overall purpose of these guidelines is to support continuous improvement in managing health and safety risks to and from helicopter operations, enabling safe development of the global offshore wind industry. They aim to help the industry integrate helicopter operations safely into projects, taking an approach appropriate and proportionate to the operational context and its risk profile.