Aviation Safety Officer Course

Attention all aviation companies

An Aviation Safety Officer course is scheduled in June 2018.
This two-day course will be held in:
Taupo Thursday 21 to Friday 22 June 2018 (see details below).

An Aviation Safety Officer runs the safety programme in an organisation. Your organisation should have a properly administered and active safety programme.

If you are involved in commuter services, general aviation scenic operations, flight training, or sport aviation, this course is relevant for your organisation. Apart from the course content, you will receive a comprehensive manual, which you could adapt to suit your operation.

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There is no course fee. The cost of breakfast and dinner, accommodation and transport is your responsibility.

Please enrol now, complete the form below to ensure a place on the course!

The Schedule

Day 1, 0930-1700.; Day 2, 0900-1600.

Course venue:
Taupo 21 to 22 Jun 2018 - Course Full
Suncourt Hotel and Conference Centre,
14 Northcroft Street, Taupo 3330.

Accommodation Reservations:
Email: reception@suncourt.co.nz
Tel: Direct +64 7 378 8265, or Freephone (0800 786 268)
Conference room rate $157.00 inc GST

Enrolment Form

Your place on the course is not guaranteed until you receive a confirmation letter.
Note: Only two places have been allocated for student pilots.

If you have any queries please contact:

Kirsten Stevenson
Safety Promotion Administrator
Email:  kirsten.stevenson@caa.govt.nz
Tel: 04 560 9623

What is an Aviation Safety Programme?

An aviation safety programme is a formalised and documented plan that focuses on creating safety awareness and reducing accidents. It achieves this through two primary functions, risk management and safety awareness.

The safety programme includes all activities carried out within an organisation in order to maintain and promote safe practices. Such activities will usually include a hazard identification system, an occurrence reporting system, and safety surveys. Awareness will be raised by seminars, videos, magazines, meetings, posters, etc. A good safety programme will stimulate good communication.

A safety programme is a very important part of sound professional work practices. Safety should be very much a part of all aspects of your organisations activities.

A Safety Officer can advise and make recommendations – the authority and instructions for implementation must come from a management level. The success or failure of any aviation safety programme rests at that level.

The first step must be top management commitment to a safety programme.

The CAA can provide formal training for your Aviation Safety Officer.

Why Have a Safety Programme?

The short answer is, "If you think safety is expensive, try having an accident!"

You may be insured for direct costs, but the indirect costs of an accident are many times greater. A safe operation could be critical to staying in business.

The benefits are many and include a safer operating environment for employees and passengers, a more cost-efficient operation, and a positive image leading to public confidence and business opportunities.