Reeder Flying Service
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 Service’s 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:
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. (http://www.ibac.org/isbao_overview.php)
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 an 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
Safety Management Systems (SMS) are a vital component of any aviation operation. Safety is the foundation of all operations at Reeder Flying Service. The company employs/utilizes an integrated quality and safety management system known as PRISM ARMOR (Aviation Risk Management Online Resource) to plan, effectively implement, and manage our SMS. The program is aligned with the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Four Pillars of Safety Management, is fully compliant with the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and has been approved for use by United States Forest Service (USFS).
ARMOR is an integrated and web-based operational Safety, Quality, and Risk Management System developed by PRISM (Professional Resources in System Management), which is recognized as an industry-leading provider of SMS solutions. ARMOR enables the following tasks:
Flight (FRAT) and Ground Risk Analysis (GRAT) Tools
Hazard & Event Reporting, Analysis, and Tracking Corrective Actions Performed
Internal Evaluation Program (IEP)
Training Qualification Tracker (TQT)
Safety Document Management with Read & Initial Tracking
The system is customized to our operation and is accessible from anywhere online and via iPhone and iPad applications.