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Flight Safety Africa has been set up to fulfill an overwhelming need to assist in risk assessment and risk management of the aviation industry within the African Continent and, in the offshore oil and gas industry, to ensure compliance to national and international operational safety standards.

As part of the Flight Safety Group (Australia), FSA is able to provide every aspect of advice and information required for helideck compliance and certification and to carry out full audit services for the aviation industry, including friction tests with the only authorised friction tester – the Findlay Irvine Micro GT Friction Tester. With many years of experience and qualifications of the highest standards, the team at FSA promises professional interaction and competent service.


Flight Safety Africa offers Helicopter Landing Site (HLO) manuals specifically tailored to clients requirements. The HLO manuals provide guidelines for the safe conduct of helicopter operations and associated activities at offshore or onshore helicopter landing sites.

The requirements are based on the International Civil Aviation Organisation ICAO ANNEX 14 VOLII "Heliports", UKCAP 437, OPITO Approved Standard and the Operator’s Safety Case. Please contact us for further information.


To assist our clients during the COVID lockdown period, Flight Safety Africa has converted the following OPITO Equivalent training courses to online training.

  • Helideck Operations Initial Training (HOIT)
  • Helideck Emergency Response Team Member (HERTM)
  • Helideck Emergency Response Team Leader (HERTL)
  • Helideck Emergency Response Team Member Refresher Training (HERTM Refresher)
  • Offshore Heli Refuelling
  • Helideck Inspector Awareness Training (HIAT)
  • Offshore Meteorological Weather Interpretation (OMWIT)
  • Helipad Landing Site  Officer (HLSO)

To access these courses : https://flightsafetyafrica.matrixlms.com/

The HERTM Refresher course is only available for crew members who have a valid HERTM certificate. If this course is completed before the certificate expires, they will be re-certified for another 24 months.

The next live courses for Helideck Operations Initial Training (HOIT) and Helideck Emergency Response Team (Member and Leader) training (HERTM/L) for certification of Helideck Assistant (HDA) and Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) to be announced. Contact us to arrange a date and venue that will suit you! For more information contact: info@flightsafetyafrica.com or +27(0)83 263 4439

Flight Safety AFrica is able to offer our clients numerous certified courses. In keeping with the IOGP Report 690 (published October 2020) requirements, these courses follow the OPITO Standards and are therefore accepted as an equivalent to the OPITO Standards. These courses include:

Helideck Operations Initial Training (HOIT). This course is a pre-requisite for all HDA and HLO certification. This 2-day training course is available as classroom training or ONLINE.

The cost of the classroom HOIT training is USD 1,100 pp. The cost of the online HOIT training is USD 900 pp.

Helideck Emergency Response Team Member (HERTM) training: 3 days - USD 1,350 pp

HERTM now available online: USD 900pp

Helideck Emergency Response Team Member (HERTM) Refresher training: 2 days - USD 900 pp.

HERTM Refresher now available online: USD 600 pp.

Helideck Emergency Response Team Leader (HERTL): 3 days - USD 1,350 pp

HERTL now available online: USD 900 pp.

Combined HERTM and HERTL: 4 days - USD 1,800 pp

* Candidates are certified as HDA after completeing the HOIT and HERTM training courses.

* Candidates are certified as HLO after completing the HOIT, HERTM and HERTL training courses.

Helideck Inspector Awareness Training (HIAT): 2 days - USD 1,600 pp.

HIAT now available online - USD 900 pp

Offshore Meteorological Weather Interpretation (OMWIT) Training: 1 day - USD 650.00 pp

OMWIT now available online: USD 600 pp.

Helicopter Refuelling: 1 day - USD 650.00 pp

Offshore heli Refuelling now available online - USD 900 pp

Helicopter Landing Site Officer (HLSO): 1 day -USD 650.00 pp.

HLSO now available online: USD 600 pp

Courses are regularly held in Cape Town or Pretoria, in South Africa. See further details of these courses under the "Training" menu option. Contact us now to arrange courses at your convenience or go to: https://flightsafetyafrica.matrixlms.com/ for online registration

For further information contact us.

FSA members of South African Oil and Gas Alliance and Helioffshore

Flight Safety Africa is pleased to announce that they are members of the prestigious South African Oil & Gas Alliance,  working towards continuous and improved safety in the helicopter industry.

Much like FSA, the SAOGA is based in Cape Town, but its reach extends across South Africa, the continent and even the world. Its basic aim is to serve the interests of industry and members in the upstream and midstream Oil and Gas Sectors in Africa.

More specifically, the organisation operates as a partnership between the public and private sectors, receiving public funding to carry out a range of industry development activities and working to promote the interests of members. It is overseen by an independent volunteer Board of Directors from industry and a number of other key stakeholders.
Indeed FSA is very pleased to be supported by the SAOGA in their quest to raise awareness of the current helideck regulatory vacuum in South Africa and also in much of the continent. Together we are committed to implementing a world-class system of regulation, inspection and certification for the benefit of all.

The SAOGA really is an amazing resource and we encourage all Oil and Gas related companies in South Africa to join and reap the considerable benefits. The website is packed full of interesting information and well worth a look: www.saoga.org.za