West Coast Helicopters has both a fully integrated Safety Management and Assessment Program.
The management program starts with the development of a proactive safety culture and an understanding that all hazards, incidents and accidents must be reported to the Accountable Executive.
From there we developed our own hazard identification and reporting system called “IAMCaT”. All files are assessed and mitigated using a severity and probability matrix.
Rectifications are tracked for a series of different indictors and finally, the knowledge gained from the data is then used to develop and improve our in-house human factors training program.
To complete the system, we developed an assessment guide based on Transport Canada standards which we now use as a tool for internal audits.