DGUV Information 214-911e - Safe operations of helicopters during aerial work

Abschnitt 4.4 - 4.4 Other working materials

Working materials provided must correspond with the respective conditions of the assignment.

Lashing materials to secure the load in the helicopter must be adequately dimensioned and designed so that they can be safely connected to the lashing points in the helicopter.

Lashing materials are for example:

  • lashing belts made of synthetic fibres

  • steel wire ropes

  • lashing chains

  • load securing nets (lashing nets)

The dimensioning of the lashing materials has to be carried out on the basis of the calculation specifications of VDI 2700 sheet 2. The acceleration values to be assumed in the case of helicopter flights, the load distribution and the possible stresses of the lashing points of the helicopter can be found in the respective "Aircraft Flight Manual" (AFM).