(1)Helicopter facilities must be kept clear of loose objects and unauthorized personnel.
(2)Personnel must not smoke within 50 feet of a helicopter, fuel storage, or fueling equipment.
(3)Unless authorized by the pilot or helicopter ground crew, personnel must stay at least:
(a)50 feet away from small helicopters (50 feet or less overall length); and
(b)100 feet away from large helicopters.
(4)A competent person must provide a detailed briefing on helicopter safety procedures to all passengers prior to loading.
(5)Personnel assigned to ride in helicopters must:
(a)Be briefed in the correct approach, riding and off-loading procedures for the particular type of helicopter.
(b)Follow instructions of helicopter personnel at all times when around helicopter.
(c)Carry all tools at their side (not slung over their shoulder) when around helicopters.
(6)Unless told otherwise by a competent person, personnel must approach and leave the helicopter in full view of the pilot.
(7)Personnel must stay away from turning tail rotors at all times.
(8)Personnel must not stand directly beneath a hovering helicopter unless they have been trained or are being trained in performing sling load hookup or bucket filling operations.
Rule 437-007-1345 — Helicopter Operations,