Safeguard Helideck Certification (SHC) is an Aviation Inspection Body (AIB) on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and we specialise in Maritime Aviation for luxury Superyacht Helidecks. Our Helideck Certification Officers come from a Royal Navy background and bring decades of experience in the safe management of helicopter operations at sea.
As an Aviation Inspection Body (AIB), we offer expert consultancy support for the safe design, use and annual management of Helideck Landing Areas. Our Helideck Certification Officers work closely with design teams on early concepts to ensure that the initial ideas meet the requirements of the regulations. We regularly carry out thorough on-board assessments for Helicopter Landing Area Certificates (HLAC) and 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 (SHC) 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.
The effects of Covid 19 on the superyacht world have been significant with most superyachts choosing to stay offshore or with minimal crew alongside. As Europe begins to open up again we anticipate that the yachting season will pick up as owners fly out to join their superyacht. During the Covid 19 pandemic we have been fortunate that we have design-based projects to keep us busy, supporting shipyards worldwide that are working on newbuilds with single or multiple helidecks. This has allowed the SHC team to remain current and in touch with the superyacht aviation industry.
Our team are now looking forward to a time when they can again fly out to yachts and carry out their required certification. We would encourage any owners/managers who are looking for Helideck Certification to contact us now as our booking diary is already starting to fill up. We also plan to be in attendance at Monaco yacht show and the Superyacht Forum in Amsterdam.
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