Helicopter Safety and Familiarisation

Author: Michael John Donald, Brodie C Paterson / Editor: Tajek B Hassan / Reviewers: Reuben Cooper, Stewart McMorran / Code: / Published: 17/02/2020

This session covers aspects of helicopter safety, in particular the dangers associated with working with rotary-winged aircraft.

Before commencing this session you should complete the following session:

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Identify the dangers of proximity to rotary-winged aircraft
  • Describe how to ensure the safety of you and others when working around a helicopter
  • Explain how to safely approach a helicopter


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  2. Calland V. Safety at Scene. 1st edn. London: Mosby, 2000.
  3. Eaton JC. Essentials of Immediate Medical Care. 2nd edn. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 1999.

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