Aviation Inspection Body on Behalf of MCA

Safeguard Helideck Certification is an expert, fully accredited Aviation Inspection Body (AIB). We are licensed to assess superyacht helicopter landing areas and currently look after five of the world’s largest superyachts. We can issue:

Helicopter Landing Area Certificates (HLAC)

Helicopter Landing Area Inspection Reports (HLAIR)

Helicopter Landing Area Technical Certificates (HLATC)

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We operate on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the Cayman Islands Registry.

As an AIB we offer expert advice for the safe design, use and annual management of superyacht helicopter landing areas. The team travels worldwide and can also offer consultancy for any owner/operator required improvements or alterations to an existing Helideck area, ensuring these changes will be compliant with the regulations.

Safeguard Helideck Certification is a specialist division of Safeguard Engineering Ltd, an independent Safety Engineering 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) – Aerodromes

  • Red Ensign Group Yacht Code, Part A, Chapter 25, Annex H January 2019
  • 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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2021 Yachting Season and Covid 19

Despite the restrictions of working within the current Covid-19 guidelines the helidecks team has remained busy providing design and operational consultancy for single and multiple superyacht helidecks. We have also welcomed another maritime aviation expert to our team. Chris Lemon has 24 years operational management experience within the Royal Navy and joins us as a Senior Helideck Certification Officer.

If you are looking for expert helideck certification services then get in touch with our Operations Manager, Chris Wood at: chris.wood@safeguardhelidecks.co.uk