The Civil Aviation Authority has partnered with Cookes – a Bridon Bekaert Ropes Group brand – to deliver a workshop for helicopter operators on how to inspect and safely use lifting equipment.

The workshop delivers both a theoretical and practical understanding of lifting equipment usage. This includes pre-use inspection criteria at a user level and how to assess the safety condition of equipment.

Topics covered

  • Introduction from the CAA
  • The Health and Safety at Work Act
  • ACoP Load-Lifting Rigging & LEENZ CoP New Zealand
  • Pre-Use Inspections of Lifting Equipment (under aircraft)
  • Safe use of lifting equipment – specific to Aviation Industry
  • Understanding Lifting Equipment Load Limit Charts (LEENZ)
  • Civil Aviation Rules, Part 133 - Helicopter External Load Operations
  • Understanding asset registers.

At the end of the course, the attendees are taken through a recap / group discussion to cover any underlying queries and for general information sharing.

Course fee

The course fee is $100.00 incl GST. Travel costs are your responsibility, but lunch will be provided.


Sudima Christchurch Airport - Registrations closed
Asteron Centre, Wellington

Enrolment form

There is a limit of 25 people per location. Your place on the course is not guaranteed until you receive a confirmation email. 

To secure a place on the workshop, an enrolment form needs to be completed and payment made in full - $100.00 incl GST. Payment is not refundable for non-attendance.

Payment method


Internet Banking

Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand

Account No: 03 0531 0406878 00 (Westpac, Lower Hutt)

Particulars: Your surname

Code: City name (ie, Wellington)

Reference: COURSE LIFT

Credit Card

If you select this option on the enrolment form, you will be called by our accounts team to confirm your details.

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