All personnel who travel by helicopter to an offshore installation are required to have their shoulders formally measured by a specially trained person. This requirement was first announced by Step Change in Safety in October 2014 following a review by the CAA and will come into force from April 2015.
The width of a person’s shoulders will be measured and if larger than 55.9cm (22”) will be classed 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.
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PLEASE NOTE: ALL DELEGATES MUST WEAR A VEST (NOT T-SHIRT)
THIS COURSE IS TO HAVE YOUR SHOULDERS MEASURED - THIS IS NOT A COURSE TO TRAIN OPERATIVES HOW TO TAKE SHOULDER MEASUREMENTS
Shoulder Measurements Update - July 2017
From the July 1st 2017, all extra-broad passengers are required to be re-measured at frequent intervals. It is recommended that these re-measurements are aligned with BOSIET expiry. 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 re-measured.