Helideck Certification Agency

An industry influencer: not just a proven service provider, but an authoritative contributor to the global helideck safety agenda

Who we are

Supporting safety. Sustaining standards. Influencing change.

With HCA professionals, your helideck services are in safe hands.

Our organisation has its origins in industry initiatives designed to support safe helicopter operations in the hostile conditions of the UK North Sea.

We’ve built on that legacy to position HCA at the forefront of our highly specialist field and – thirty years on – we’re firmly focused on our core responsibility: ensuring helicopter landing areas meet or exceed the relevant legislation, standards and practices.

Put simply, we apply our technical expertise and regulatory knowledge to provide assurance that every landing, every take off, takes place in a safe and secure environment.

Clients around the world turn to us for the support they need — when they need it

Today we’re responsible for inspecting and certifying all helidecks on offshore vessels and installations operating in UK waters. But we also provide services to major oil companies, platform constructors, helicopter operators, shipping registries and national civilian aviation authorities worldwide.

That’s because clients around the world turn to us for the support they need – when they need it.

A respected industry partner

We routinely track regulatory developments and technical advances to preserve our status as the pre-eminent provider of helideck services.

However, we’re more than simply a provider of choice. We’re also a respected industry partner, working with international civil aviation bodies, shipping registries, helicopter owners and helideck operators to shape best practice – to advance the safety agenda.

What we do

By applying our decades of international experience and our technical prowess, we’re trusted to provide services that align with the priorities of the modern-day helicopter industry.

HCA people use their industry knowledge and insights to benefit clients across multiple sectors: from offshore oil & gas, renewables and luxury yachts to onshore landing sites servicing hospitals, hotels and major sporting arenas.

At HCA, we’re proud of a service portfolio defined by authority, rigour and reliability – of a reputation that spans the global industry.

Against all prevailing criteria – existing legislation and industry standards as well as recommended practices.

HCA certification is recognised by most regulatory authorities and helicopter companies around the globe.

We provide expert consultancy services to ensure criteria failings or proposed changes are swiftly addressed to achieve conformance.

Inspiring confidence in the capabilities of personnel who support safe helideck operations.

Undertaking helideck friction testing with advanced technologies that HCA helped to develop.