The Offshore Helicopter Safety Leadership Group (OHSLG) is a tripartite group established through the amalgamation of the CAA’s Offshore Helicopter Safety Action Group (OHSAG) and Step Change in Safety’s Helicopter Safety Steering Group (HSSG). It is jointly chaired by John McColl (CAA) and Mark Abbey (CHC). Step Change in Safety act as the secretariat for the group and Oil & Gas UK is among the members.
Offshore Helicopter Safety Leadership Group, said: “This morning Sikorsky released an Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) for the S-92 requiring a onetime visual inspection of the Tail Rotor Pitch Change Shaft and Bearing assembly on the world wide S92 fleet prior to the next flight.
“This precautionary inspection is not a grounding, and will allow helicopter operators to carry out the request, which is additional to current routine inspections. The Sikorsky ASB is mandatory and so will be complied with by helicopter operators worldwide, and requires operators to undertake:
“Clearly the priority is to ensure that both passengers and crew are safe and it is important to maintain a precautionary stance in what is an ongoing investigation. As we receive information we will deliver it to our members, clients and the workforce.”