Cause & Consequence
- Fire or explosion
- Electricity, electrical discharge, short circuit or overload
Description of Process
Routine helicopter flights from offshore to onshore carrying personal electronic devices (PEDs).
Description of Incident
Searched inbound helicopter baggage has a high number of PEDs and batteries in an unsafe condition.
Good Practice Guidance
Don’t pack or carry electrical items on charge
Don’t carry spare batteries
Do turn mobile phones to flight safe mode and switch off
Do check that laptops are fully powered down and not just on sleep mode
Do take measures to protect devices from damage and prevent them from being turned
Do ask the question if you are unsure
Do challenge another passenger if you see them putting an unsafe electronic device in their bag