Aviation Inspection Body for the Superyacht Industry

Safeguard Helidecks is a professional, fully approved Aviation Inspection Body (AIB). We are authorised to inspect and assess superyacht helidecks on behalf of the major Flag States and we look after some of the world's most prestigious superyachts. Our specialist team has the authority and expertise to issue:

Helicopter Landing Area Certificates (HLAC)

Helicopter Landing Area Inspection Reports (HLAIR)

Helicopter Landing Area Technical Certificates (HLATC)

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We certify helidecks on behalf of the Maritime Authorities of the Red Ensign Group (REG) and the Maritime Authorities of the Bahamas and the Marshall Islands

As an AIB we are subject matter experts on the safe and compliant design, integration and annual management of superyacht helidecks.  Our experienced team travels worldwide to complete helideck inspections onboard.  As part of our service we also provide design appraisals for new designs and builds, as well as vessels planning for major refits.  As this growing sector advances we are seeing compliance issues become a major concern for the owners and operators, and we are here to help them manage those risks and keep them flying safely.


Safeguard Helidecks is a specialist division of Safeguard Engineering Ltd, an independent Safety Engineering and Environmental Management Consultancy supporting clients in the Defence, Commercial, Maritime Aviation and Leisure Marine industries.

We are fully conversant with the following Internationally recognised Standards and Codes:

  • Annex 14 Volume 2 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) – Heliports
  • ICAO Doc 9261 – Heliport Manual
  • MCA “The Large Commercial Yacht Code” (LY2&3)
  • Red Ensign Group “The Passenger Yacht Code”
  • Red Ensign Group Yacht Code
  • Republic of the Marshall Islands Yacht Code (MI-103)
  • Civil Aviation Publication (CAP) 437 Standards for Offshore Helicopter Landing Areas
  • The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) 1974
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Get in touch

If you are looking for expert helideck certification services, or are seeking consultancy on the design of a superyacht helideck then get in touch with our Operations Manager, Chris Wood at: chris.wood@safeguardhelidecks.com

Or call on: +44 (0)1326 317323