Leonardo's Helicopter Division in the UK

To ensure Leonardo's Helicopter Division in the UK meets its responsibilities under current health and safety legislation, the Company has implemented arrangements comprising: 

  • Policy HSEP C-02 that details how contractors are assessed (WA3589) and the terms and conditions of work on site (WA1918)
  • Induction training for all contractors and sub contractors personnel.
  • Contractor disciplinary procedure.

All contractors and sub-contractors visiting Leonardo’s Helicopters Division UK site to undertake work on buildings, plant, equipment and/or infrastructure services, must either hold OHSAS 18001 / ISO 45001 or any SSIP qualification, failing this must have submitted a WA3589 questionnaire and signed agreement to the WA1918 General Conditions of Work on Site prior to the visit.

Please note: Personnel requiring access to the site must have gained security clearance as detailed in WA1918.

REACH and Material Declaration

Leonardo's Helicopter Division in the UK has been working in accordance with a number of EU legislative requirements that now require our suppliers to notify our Helicopter Division of their compliance. The EU legislative requirements cover:

  • Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals EC No. 1907/2006. (REACH) (As Amended) http://echa.europa.eu/web/guest/home
  • Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment EU No’s 2002/95/EC and 2011/65/EU. (RoHS) http://rohs.eu/
  • Basic Safety Standards for the Protection of the Health of Workers and the General Public Against the Dangers Arising from Ionising Radiation European Directive No. 96/29/EUROTOM. www.euratom.org
  • REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemical substances) is the EU regulation for safe chemical use that entered into force on 1st June 2007.  Its main aims are “to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks of chemicals while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry”.  In the UK, the authority with responsibility for REACH is the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

These obligations, summarised below, affect everyone in the EU supply chain, from importers and manufacturers through to the final point of sale

  • Suppliers of articles containing substances on the Candidate List in a concentration above 0.1% w/w have to provide sufficient information to ensure safe use of the article including, as a minimum, the name of the substance.
  • Suppliers of substances on the Candidate List must provide a Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
  • Suppliers of preparations not classified as dangerous must provide a SDS upon request if the preparation contains a listed substance above 0.1% w/w (0.2% w/w for gaseous preparations).

Please complete the REACH & Material Declaration sheet and spreadsheets (WA4299 V6 Restricted Substance and Radioactive Source Declaration Form.xlsm (Microsoft xls dependent file)) below and return by email to reach.mbx@agustawestland.com.

Restricted Substance and Radioactive Source Declaration Form 


Environmental/Sustainable Supply Chain

Leonardo's Helicopter Division in the UK takes environmental performance seriously. We are an ISO14001 approved company and are part of the leading group of suppliers who have signed the MoD's Sustainability Charter. These two requirements mean that Leonardo's Helicopter Division in the UK  needs to understand the environmental and ethical performance of its supply base.

In an effort to identify the supply chain carbon footprint and efforts to reduce carbon and energy, Leonardo's Helicopter Division in the UK ask Suppliers about their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) or Sustainability Policy. Leonardo's Helicopter Division supply chain sustainability performance will reviewed in accordance with three standard measures:

  1.  Emissions
  2.  Waste
  3.  Water

Please complete the Environmental/Sustainable Supply Chain questionnaire below and return to Sustainable_SC.mbx@agustawestland.com.

Ensure you have reviewed and taken the necessary actions as defined in Leonardo's Helicopter Division Health, Safety & Environment Management System Manual (below). Particular attention must be paid to the following two sections:

  • HSEPC-02    Contractor & Visitor Management
  • HSEPP-07    Permits
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General Conditions of Work on Site
Permits to work
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Supplier Bar Code Receipting (Applicable for suppliers not SupplyOn migrated)

The Supplier shall provide a 2 dimensional bar code (Type PDF417) with each consignment at Purchase Order line item level.  One bar code shall be securely affixed to the outer packaging and one bar code securely fixed on the innermost packaging of the Equipment/Supplies despatched by the Supplier to the Company. Information for the specifics of the string format requirements can be found in PJT-354340 - Bar Code Protocol document below.

Bar Code Protocol document


Vendor Change Proposal
The Vendor Change Proposal (VCP) is the formal document for notifying Leonardo's Helicopter Division of changes to Material / Equipment. Click on the link below for a copy of the form, guidelines for completion including address for submitting completed forms.

VCP Form


Central Tooling 
Department controls, manages, designs and procures tooling and equipment in support of the build and validation of aircraft components and assemblies.

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Component suppliers tooling control document
Tooling contractors tooling control document


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Offset & Industrial Participation
The Leonardo Helicopter Division Offset & Industrial Participation Team is responsible for the management of all company offset, industrial participation, counter-trade activities and associated obligations from inception to completion.

Key elements of this role are:

  • Preparing, managing and submitting Offset Proposals to assist International Campaigns and Global Sales to win new business.
  • Negotiating Offset Contracts, Agreements and Obligations with customers and suppliers that maximise offset value and minimise cost and risk to the business.
  • Identifying, analysing and obtaining approval of Business Cases for offset projects within Leonardo Helicopters and with 'in country' suppliers and partners.
  • Developing business plans for innovative programme solutions that both maximise the performance of Leonardo Helicopters products and services and their offset credit value.
  • Reporting and claiming Offset Credits with Offset Authorities to achieve contracted Offset Obligations.
  • Obtaining, abating and closing Bank Guarantees associated with contracted Offset Obligations.
  • Managing the exchange of Offset Credits between Leonardo Divisions and external parties.
  • Communicating information and training personnel about the business importance of offset as a mechanism for increasing revenue and profit.