This course provides delegates with an understanding of Aerodrome ‘Safeguarding’ – the term used to define airspace around an aerodrome that must be maintained so as to ensure it is free from obstacles which otherwise might cause it to become unusable. Safeguarding is achieved by establishing a series of Obstacle Limitation Surfaces (OLS) that define the limits to which objects may project into the airspace.
Who Should Attend
This course is suitable for anyone new to the task of Aerodrome Safeguarding, or who, may already be using the available software but with limited understanding of the Obstacle Limitation Surfaces (OLS). Regulatory personnel may find the course useful in understanding how the UK applies best practice approaches to Aerodrome Safeguarding. The course will also be of benefit to Developers or planners and Aerodrome Managers responsible for safeguarding, or its oversight, but with limited experience or exposure to the task.
• Overview of UK legislation relevant to Aerodrome Safeguarding.
• Runway declared distances and aerodrome coding
• Detailed description of the OLS& their purpose
• Practical advice on calculating heights of OLS
• Safeguarding maps
• Safeguarding tools (‘pinks’, plotting maps, rulers, cellophanes, etc.)
• Practical safeguarding workshops, including sample cases.
• Complexities of wind turbine developments, including CAA regulatory policy
• Information on planning conditions (cranes, lighting and landscaping)
• Advice on consultations with planning authorities and developers
• Development of Aerodrome Safeguarding procedures
No pre-requisites are required.