Undertake helicopter winch operations

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Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Prepare for winch–exit operations

1.1 Equipment appropriate to helicopter winch operations is selected and prepared in accordance with organisational requirements.

1.2 Appropriate clothing and equipment is selected and worn during winch operations in accordance with organisational requirements.

1.3 Pre-flight checks on clothing and equipment are undertaken in accordance with organisational procedures.

1.4 Damage to firefighting and safety equipment is reported to relevant supervisor for repair, replacement or disposal.

1.5 Pre-flight aircraft safety and winch briefings are obtained from pilot or crew person and acted upon.

2. Load winch personnel and equipment into helicopter

2.1 Firefighting equipment is assembled, weighed and recorded.

2.2 Pilot is informed of weights.

2.3 Equipment is loaded into helicopter and secured under supervision of pilot or flight crew.

2.4 Personnel are secured in seatbelts in accordance with workplace instructions.

2.5 Instructions are obtained from pre-mission briefing and clarification of objectives and procedures is sought.

2.6 Pre-flight safety briefing is obtained from pilot or flight crew.

3. Prepare to winch–exit from helicopter

3.1 Following clearance from pilot, instructions are received to prepare for exit.

3.2 Winch cable is attached and checked according to procedures.

3.3 Pre-descent checks are conducted in accordance with organisational requirements.

3.4 Seatbelt is released and then re-secured in accordance with organisational procedures and instructions received.

3.5 Movement towards the helicopter door and assumption of the winching position is undertaken in accordance with workplace instructions.

3.6 Clearance is obtained from the pilot to commence winch–exit.

3.7 Emergency procedures are conducted as required.

3.8 Emergency commands are responded to in accordance with organisational procedures.

4. Winch–exit from helicopter

4.1 Winch–exit operations are undertaken and conducted in accordance with work health and safety requirements.

4.2 Actions are undertaken to minimise uncommanded movement, spinning or swaying during descent to the ground.

4.3 Appropriate landing technique is selected and used in accordance with ground and safety conditions.

4.4 Winch equipment is detached and the all-clear signal is communicated to pilot or crew person when landing activity is complete.

4.5 Assembly point for individual/s and equipment is identified and reached in accordance with organisational procedures.

4.6 Emergency procedures are conducted as required.

4.7 Emergency commands are responded to in accordance with organisational procedures.

5. Winch on board helicopter

5.1 Individual/s and equipment are located at the nominated assembly point in preparation for winching on board.

5.2 Winching equipment is donned and attached to winch cable and all clear signal is communicated to the crew person in accordance with organisational procedures.

5.3 Actions to minimise uncommanded movement, spinning or swaying during ascent to the helicopter are undertaken in accordance with organisational procedures.

5.4 Movement on board the helicopter and towards the seat is undertaken in accordance with workplace instructions.

5.5 Seatbelts are secured until clearance is obtained to commence movement within the helicopter, in accordance with organisational safe work practices.

5.6 Winch cable is detached under instruction and handed to crew person.

5.7 Seatbelts remain secured until the helicopter has landed and clearance is obtained to commence movement within the helicopter.

6. Perform maintenance on equipment

6.1 Equipment is inspected and required maintenance is performed in accordance with organisational or manufacturer requirements.

6.2 Damage to equipment is reported to relevant supervisor for repair, replacement or disposal.

6.3 Maintenance or damage to equipment is documented and reported according to procedures.