Safety Training

Aviation Services
Consulting | Interim Management | Safety Training | Accident Investigations
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Part 135 Operations

The content of each Aviation Safety Training course will be designed to meet the client’s needs as they grow. Following is a descriptive list of the basic content of current training courses being offered by RTI. RTI specialises in bespoke content of any of its courses for each client.

* Courses also Applies to UAS Operations

RTI specialises in customizing course content for each client's needs.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

  • Components of Safety Management Systems
  • The role of a manager in Safety Management
  • How to include safety within your day role
  • Undertaking risk assessments
  • How to manage safety in your organisation
  • Basic components of Safety Management Systems
  • Practical examples of successful Safety Management Systems
  • Principles of Safety Management Systems
  • Key components that make managing safety risk successful
  • Tools & techniques typically used for supporting a well functioning Safety Management System
  • Data collection and analysis (including observation methods, safety reporting and trend analysis)
  • Strengths and weaknesses of each tool / method and the associated costs.
  • The difference between a method and a tool and the risk of trying to replace a method with a tool
  • Principles of Safety Management Systems
  • The challenges of implementing SMS in smaller, limited resources
  • Examples of safety management in charter operations
  • An understanding of SMS from the broad level
  • Designing and executing a safety strategy
  • How to become a safety leader
  • The principles of safety performance, monitoring and measurement
  • The difference between compliance and performance
  • How to create Safety Performance Indicators (SPI)s from your data
  • Assuring that your Safety Management System is delivering the level of safety you require
  • An overview of risk management principles
  • Understanding and carrying out risk assessments and risk mitigation
  • Learn a variety of risk methodologies exploring useful tools
  • Why risk management is the core of an effective Safety Management System
  • Improving the efficiency of your business through understanding risk in a proactive manner
  • Principles of Safety Engagement
  • How to achieve safety engagement within your organisation
  • Tools and techniques for promoting and communicating safety
  • Safety Investigation
  • Interview skills and how to set up a safety investigation
  • The key components of making an investigation successful
  • How to choose your safety investigators
  • An overview of Human Factors
  • The Boeing Maintenance Error Decision Aid ( MEDA ) tool and how to apply it across the entire aviation operation
  • Benefits of effective investigation in order to improve efficiency and reliability - therefore reducing cost
  • What is safety reporting?
  • The differences between incident and hazard reporting
  • The value of reporting and managing risk effectively
  • The importance of a feedback process and a healthy safety culture in sustaining a reporting culture
  • Proactive use of safety reports and performing trend analysis
  • The principles of a Just Culture
  • The importance a Just Culture has in managing risk effectively and excelling to performance
  • Steps to implementing and sustaining a Just Culture
  • How a Just Culture relates to other subcultures
  • Auditor competencies, duties and responsibilities
  • Emphasis on effective auditing techniques
  • Writing audit reports
  • Principles of continuous improvement
  • Auditing beyond compliance levels and understanding safety performance
  • The role of Flight Data Monitoring in Aviation Operations
  • An overview of the implementation of FDM
  • Benefits and challenges of FDM
  • The benefits of Flight Data Monitoring
  • Smart use of FDM data in order to prevent incidents and accidents
  • Trend analysis to identify hazards and latent conditions
  • Linking FDM data to other safety sources to maximise effective safety management
  • An overview of change management principles
  • Why safety culture is vital in supporting change management
  • Best practices surrounding managing change effectively
  • Effective intervention and sustaining change in aviation
  • An overview of Safety Cases
  • Designing and documenting Safety Cases
  • Benefits of Safety Cases

RTI offers in depth, independent aviation safety assessments in a range of subject matters spanning from safety management systems to fatigue risk management. The objective of an RTI assessment is to provide clients with forward thinking and innovative solutions to enhance their safety performance.

RTI Safety Assessments consist of the following:

  • Use of a safety review methodology in order to ascertain the client’s organisational information
  • Interviews and focus groups at all levels of the organisation
  • Comprehensive analysis of the findings are used to gather information to provide innovative and achievable solutions
  • Recommendations will be provided in both report style together with a final presentation
  • Why human factors are crucial in developing and sustaining a positive safety culture
  • Implementing a performance based human factors programme
  • New discoveries about fatigue and how to mitigate the effects of fatigue
  • How to manage fatigue
  • Key components of an FRMS
  • Implement a Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS) in your airline
  • How an FRMS can be integrated into your SMS
  • Comparison with the traditional methods of aircrew fatigue risk management
  • The benefits of introducing FMRS
  • Lessons from science including sleep science, circadian rhythms, shift work, and jet lag
  • The use of bio-mathematical models to measure crew fatigue
  • FRMS implementation - a phased approach
  • How to build a culture of trust with regard to fatigue risk management
  • An understanding of how to plan for an emergency
  • Accident preparedness for Go-Team members
  • What to expect should an accident happen
  • How would your organisation react?
  • Learning from a real life example
  • What to do in  the situation, what are your roles and responsibilities?
  • What is the role of your organisation?
  • Human error management, human performance and limitations
  • The importance of human factors in managing safety risk effectively
  • Why human factors is crucial in developing and sustaining a positive safety culture
  • Situational awareness, decision-making and managing stress
  • Examples of how poor CRM has led to aviation accidents
  • Human error management, human performance and limitations
  • The importance of human factors in managing safety risk effectively

UAS Specific Courses

Aircraft General Knowledge
Performance
Meteorology
Basic Air Law
Basic Radio Operations
Basic Safety and Awareness
Battery Handling and Storage

Battery care
Flight Controls maintenance and inspection
Motor and cable maintenance
Propeller maintenance
GPS/Sonar/Magnetic Compass Calibration
Maintenance Logs

What is Airspace
Who controls the airspace
Airspace zones and codes
Filing a flight plan
NOTAM? FSDO? ARTCC? TFR?
VHF communication
Using a COA

Take Off
Landing
Abort Mission Procedures
Situational Awareness
Flight Planning
In the Field Checklist
Return to Home Procedure
Pilot /Spotter Communication Lingo
Establishing Perimeter

What are the Counties rules?
Who is the airspace authority?
What Documents are required?
Safety standards and requirements
Privacy Laws
Air Laws