A helipad is where a helicopter is able to land when it is not at an airport or a specific heliport, designated for landing helicopters. But a helipad has requirements on how it is to be constructed, maintained and operated for the safety of the helicopter pilot and the passengers. A helipad on a rooftop has to have specialized lighting, to allow it to have nighttime landings.
There also needs to be fire prevention equipment, such as two wet standpipes, fuel water separate tanks and other safety equipment. This will be used in the case of a fuel spill or to prevent fuel from entering a sewer system, or to prevent a fire on the helipad. There also need to be specialized fire extinguishers or a rooftop foam system in place to prevent a helipad rooftop fire episode or accident.
Helipads Over 30 Inches High Require Safety Netting Around the Rooftop Structure
If the helipad is constructed higher than 30 inches above the roof deck area, then there needs to also be a safety net to prevent passengers or other people from falling off the rooftop. People are injured on helipads in the daytime and at night. Some helipads have a defect, and are a recipe for disaster because these are all factors that can attribute someone slipping and falling down on the helipad.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident on a helipad, then you need to all us today. We will make no bones about it. We know, it is definitely time for you to talk to a lawyer who can get this situation sorted out once and for all for you. If you think that you can stave off the creditors when your medical bills for these personal injuries start to come in, then you may try to do it alone. It is not recommended though, as there is absolutely no need for you to suffer in silence on this one.
Always Find Out If the Helicopter Pilot is Trained for the Specific Helicopter Being Flown
A helicopter pilot needs to be trained on the specific helicopter being flown. If this is not the case, that helicopter pilot may make mistakes taking off or landing, which may cause you to slip and fall on a defective helipad.
For example, if the helicopter is a multi-engine helicopter, then that pilot needs specialty training to fly that aircraft. The multi-engine helicopter will include special avionics such as:
- Radar altimeter
- Onboard weather radar
- Specialty equipment
These multi-engine helicopters are able to work and perform better in poorer visibility conditions than would a single-engine helicopter. Multi-engine helicopters rarely have dangerous or hazardous events, as the pilots of these aircraft are generally highly trained helicopter pilots. Pilots of single-engine helicopters need to understand conditions related to:
- Ceiling visibility
- Expected precipitation
- Light conditions
- Low light conditions coming
- Multiple weather conditions merging
- Convective weather conditions
- Atmospheric temperatures
- Atmospheric pressures
- Atmospheric humidity
- Wind gusts expected
- Other environmental cues
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Can I Sue for a Helipad Slip and Fall Defect?
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Helicopter Main and Tail Rotors Are Inherently Dangerous for Passengers on a Helicopter
There can be issues with the main and tail rotors on a helicopter. The pilot needs to give special attention and care when going in to taxi near a hangar, wires or other obstructions nearby to the helipad when landing and taking off in a helicopter. Often, the obstructions can be difficult to judge where they are, and this can make for a dangerous situation in a helicopter. If the pilot has to hover backwards or forwards, there needs to be extra room for the clearance of the tail rotor.
A helicopter creates a large amount of thrust or wind when it takes off and lands. It can blow sand, dust, snow, ice, debris or ever water at super high and unexpected velocities when landing and taking off of a helipad. People nearby to a helicopter when it is taking off or landing can be injured by lose objects such as soil, rocks or other debris from the helicopter rotor blades.
Helicopter Pilots Need to Be Experienced to Know How to Prevent Slip and Fall Accidents
The pilot of a helicopter has to review all master minimum equipment lists (MMELs) for the appropriate and proper helicopter usage and operations. The FAA Flight Standards need to be reviewed on a regular basis, as well as the operations and maintenance (O&M) procedures for lifting off and landing the helicopter.
If the pilot finds an inoperative condition on the helicopter, then the pilot has to record this discrepancy. If the issue needs to be repaired, it will ground the helicopter. If the flight can continue, then the pilot will act accordingly to procedures to keep the helicopter safe during a flight. The same is true of the helipad, and if there is an issue of an unsafe condition on the helipad, the helicopter pilot needs to ground the helicopter and cancel the flight immediately.
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