Bideltoid (Shoulder) Measurement

April 27, 2024

All personnel who travel by helicopter to for example an offshore installation is required to have their shoulders formally measured. The width of a person’s shoulders will be measured by specially trained person and a certificate stating the measurement will be issued. According to the measurement the person is classified either as extra broad (XBR) or as regular (R) or non-extra broad (non XBR).

Any persons classified as XBR will have to sit in a helicopter seat where the nearest emergency exit is compatible with their shoulder size. A shoulder measurement of R or non XBR does not require a specific seat allocation

For those measured near to the XBR cutoff are required to be remeasured at frequent intervals. It is recommended that these remeasurements are aligned with BOSIET certificate expiry.

Please note that for shoulder measurement all delegates must wear a vest (not a T-shirt).

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