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Left: Hospital helipad with special punch pattern designed for stretcher wheels

Photographer: Aluminium Offshore

• Oxygen Warning Sign • Fuel Warning Sign • Video Surveillance Sign

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In addition to the warning signs for flight crews and pas- sengers listed in the FAA Advisory Circular, in order to be compliant with the requirements of OSHA and the NFPA, the following additional signs should be installed at every active heliport: • Helicopter Warning Sign • Authorized Personnel Only • Eye Protection Required • Hearing Protection Required • No Smoking Within 50 Feet

Other safety and warning signs that may apply depending on what available facilities and assets are collocated at a given heliport, may be:

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Proper placement of signs is just as critical to safety as the sign itself. Installing any sign in such a way as to introduce a hazard into the heliport environment could have catastroph- ic consequences. Signs must be located in such a way as to be visible to everyone but should never be place in such a fash- ion as to infringe on the safe operations of the helicopter. Signs should never be located near the TLOF (Touchdown and Lift-Off Area) or inside the FATO (Final Approach and Takeoff Area) or the safety area surrounding a heliport, unless they are securely fastened to a perimeter fence that meets the guidance of the advisory circular for heliports. Signs should also never be placed on tall vertical poles in close proximity of a heliport. Any object placed in the vicin- ity of a heliport must adhere to the strict guidance on what constitutes a “hazard to navigable airspace” as specified in Advisory Circulars AC 150/5390-2B Heliport Design and AC 70/7460-2K Proposed Construction or Alteration of Objects that May Affect the Navigable Airspace. You should also consult your local and state building codes for addition- al restrictions and or requirements. Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52