Reeder Flying Service Safety and Quality Commitment
Safety is a core corporate value at Reeder Flying Service. Our Safety Policy directly reflects the company’s commitment to safety in the workplace, operations, and a positive safety culture. This policy applies to all personnel and every aspect of the company’s activities. It is Reeder Flying Services policy to identify and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding workplace safety, while striving to incorporate aviation industry safety “best practices."
Reeder Flying Service utilizes a Safety Management System (SMS) to reduce risk of injury to personnel, to prevent accidents, minimize damage to equipment and property, and to work proactively to identify and reduce the existence of hazards and risk in the work environment. To that end, we continuously examine our operation for those hazards and find ways to minimize them.
No employee is asked to compromise safety standards to “get the job done”. We encourage hazard and incident reporting, train all personnel on safety management, document our findings and mitigation actions, and strive for continuous improvement. Our SMS incorporates an online reporting program, which allows employees and customers to report any hazards or incidents anonymously 24/7/365 from any location.
Ultimate responsibility for safety rests with the Chief Executive Officer. We employ a Safety Compliance and Risk Assessment Manager to assist in the daily safety administration. Responsibility for making operations safer for everyone is the responsibility of all personnel from managers, to pilots, to front-line employees.
The Reeder Flying Service commitment to safety is to:
Develop and embed a safety culture in all our activities that recognize the importance and value of effective safety management and acknowledges at all times that safety is paramount;
Clearly define for all staff their accountabilities and responsibilities for the development and delivery of safety strategy and performance;
Minimize the risks associated with operations to a point that is as low as reasonably practicable/achievable:
Ensure that externally supplied systems and services, that impact upon the safety of our
operations, meet appropriate safety standards;
Actively develop and improve our safety processes to conform to world-class standards;
Comply with and, wherever possible, exceed legislative and regulatory requirements and standards;
Ensure that all staff are provided with adequate and appropriate safety information and training, are competent in safety matters and are only allocated tasks commensurate with their skills;
Ensure that sufficient skill and training resources are available to implement safety strategy and policy
Establish and measure our safety performance against realistic objectives and/or targets;
Continually improve our safety performance;
Conduct safety and management reviews and ensure that relevant action is taken; and
Ensure that the application of effective safety management systems is integral to all our safety activities, with the objective of achieving the highest levels of safety standards and performance
Reeder Flying Service Achieves IS-BAO State 1 Accreditation June 2014
The International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) was introduced by the International Business Aviation Council, LTD (IBAC) in 2003.
IS-BAO is a world-class code of best practices designed to help flight departments worldwide achieve a high level of safety and professionalism. It requires development of programs, systems, processes, and procedures to meet safety and security standards. The foundation of IS-BAO is the development of a safety management system to assess and mitigate the risks encountered in flight operations.
Validation of the entire process has been completed by an independent audit. The IS-BAO includes Safety Management System (SMS) requirements, organizations and personnel review, standard operating procedures, training programs, flight operations, operations in international airspace , aircraft equipment requirements, company operations manual, emergency plan, environmental management, occupational health and safety, transportation of dangerous goods, and security.
After and extensive and intensive independent audit review process Reeder Flying Service received the IS-BAO Stage 1 Certificate of Registration of its program June 2014. We are proud of our achievement and are working toward Stage 2 Certification.
The Reeder Flying Service Safety Management System
Reeder Flying Service, Inc. employs/utilizes an Integrated Quality and Safety Management System known as iQSMS. The system is compliant with both the International Civil Aviation Organization ( ICAO Doc 9859) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
iQSMS is an integrated and web-based Safety, Quality, and Risk Management System developed by Aviation Safety and Quality Solutions (ASQS), which employs a team with extensive senior management experience in aviation industry Safety and Quality Management. iQSMS enable the following tasks:
Reporting, Analyzing, and Tracking Corrective Actions Performed
The system is customized for tablet PCs, which allows employees and customers to keep up to date on all safety events happening.
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