Aviation Safety Officer Course
Attention all aviation companies
Aviation Safety Officer courses are planned in July and September 2017. These two-day courses will be held in:
Taupo Thursday 27 to Friday 28 July 2017; and
Dunedin Thursday 21 to Friday 22 September 2017 (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!
Day 1, 0930-1700.; Day 2, 0900-1600.
Course venues are listed below. Accommodation is your responsibility.
Taupo 27 to 28 Jul 2017
Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centre
14 Northcroft Street, Taupo
Tel: Direct +64 7 378 8265 or Freephone: 0800 786 268 (SUNCOURT)
Conference corporate room rate $157.00 inc GST and breakfast
Dunedin 21 to 22 Sep 2017
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
118 High Street, Dunedin
Tel: Direct +64 3 477 0752
Conference room rate $178.25 inc GST
If you have any queries please contact:
Team Leader Safety Promotion and AIP Editor
Tel: 04 560 9487; Mob: 027 271 7201
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.