Helideck Friction Testing

Why Friction Test your Helideck ?

Those of us involved in the offshore industry know more than most about the importance of safe working and risk management. With this in mind, regular helideck friction testing gives offshore installation operators the assurance needed to remove helideck landing nets. Helideck landing nets present a hazard to personnel in the form of slips, trips and falls, as well as to helicopters through shock-effects sustained on the wheels during landing. For busy installations and vessels, the hazard posed by a landing net is highly undesirable and easily eradicated. The first assessment of a potential hazard is “can the hazard be removed”, in this case, with the successful completion of a friction test, the answer is yes!

Pro Friction Services can conduct helideck friction tests throughout the year for the offshore oil and gas industry in the UK and globally. Our trials engineers are fully trained and certified to work offshore and understand the safety critical mentality of offshore life. Pro Friction Services operate a number of CAA accepted Continuous Friction Measurement Equipment (CFME) devices including the specialised Findlay Irvine Helideck Micro GT, which are kept in a regularly serviced condition, ready to meet any new customer enquiries at short notice. All offshore helideck, vessel and helipad friction tests are conducted to the standards of CAP437.

Experts in Helideck Friction Testing

Over the years, our engineers have successfully completed Helideck friction tests and provided expert knowledge and support to customers throughout the UK and globally.

Throughout any friction survey, Pro Friction Services always operate to the strict criteria and relevant international standards of CAP437.


Suitably Qualified and Experienced engineers

CAA accepted Continuous Friction Measurement Equipment

Detailed friction contour maps, easily highlighting areas of poor friction

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