All personnel who travel by helicopter to an offshore installation are required to have their shoulders formally measured by a specially trained person.
Shoulder Measurement Procedure
The width of a person’s shoulders will be measured and if larger than 55.9cm (22”) will be classified as extra broad (XBR). Any persons classified as XBR will have to sit in a helicopter seat compatible with their shoulder size.
Anyone who hasn’t had their shoulder width measured will be classified automatically as Extra Broad (XBR). This restricts the seats you’re permitted to sit in and therefore can mean that you won’t be allowed on certain flights.
When your measurement is taken, there could be an error margin of up to 1.1cm. Therefore, anyone with a shoulder measurement of 54.8cm or above will need to get remeasured.
All extra broad passengers are required to be remeasured at frequent intervals. It is recommended that these remeasurements are aligned with BOSIET certificate expiry. You can book your OPITO BOSIET at AIS Survivex >>
ALL DELEGATES MUST WEAR A VEST (NOT A T-SHIRT).
THIS COURSE IS TO HAVE YOUR SHOULDERS MEASURED - THIS IS NOT A COURSE TO TRAIN OPERATIVES HOW TO TAKE SHOULDER MEASUREMENTS.