Shoulder Width Measurement Overview
Guidelines state that all passengers travelling to North Sea Installations are required to sit in a seat where the nearest Push-out emergency exit window is compatible with their body size, and a helicopter Bideltoid measurement service – commonly known as shoulder width measurement – is required to make this assessment.
As part of these regulations, all helicopter passengers have to be measured by the width of their shoulders by specifically-trained trainers and medics.
Those with a shoulder width of more than 55.9cm (22”) are classed as extra broad (XBR), and are required to sit in helicopter seat next to a window compatible with their shoulder size.
Those with a shoulder width of 55.9cm or less are classed as regular.
Delegates are issued with a Shoulder Width Measurement certificate upon completion of measurement.