Rental of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Personal protective equipment (PPE), consisting of survival suit and life jacket, is an essential and mandatory feature for every passenger on an offshore flight. As a full-service operator, HeliService also offers in-house rental, cleaning and maintenance of protective equipment, which is especially developed for offshore flights, thus saving customers additional effort and costs.
PPE consists of one survival suit, one life jacket and one personal radio beacon (PLB) for each passenger. Different models of survival suits from different manufacturers are available. A pre-selection of the components is determined before the contract is signed by the companies. The PPE is tailored to fit and adapted to further activity before departure and being issued to passengers. The approved life jackets are also provided with the suits, which are equipped with a PLB. Depending on the level of training of the passenger, different requirements are also placed on the vest.
The differences are in the type of air supply of the passenger in distress. One version has a bag that is filled with additional air (Compressed Air/CA), in the second version, the passenger carries a small breathing air bottle (STASS), from which he or she is supplied with breathing air, similar to diving.
The protective equipment is put on in spacious dressing rooms. The correct fit of the equipment is checked before departure by HeliService personnel.
Upon return, HeliService will undertake the complete cleaning, maintenance and treatment so that every passenger is always provided with hygienically sound and reliable protective equipment.
HeliService offers protective equipment from the following manufacturers:
- Survitec Group
- Hansen Protection A/S
- Viking Life-Saving Equipment A/S
This equipment is provided by the partners WSD, HeliPPE and Nautilus.