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Safety Policy

Safety is one of South West Aviation’s core business functions therefore we are committed to developing, implementing, maintaining and constantly improving strategies and processes to ensure that all our aviation activities take place under a balanced allocation of organizational resources, aimed at achieving the highest level of safety performance and meeting national and international standards, while delivering our service. All levels of management and all employees are accountable for the delivery of this highest level of safety performance, starting with the Accountable Manager.

Our commitment is to:

  • Support the management of safety through the provision of all appropriate resources, that will result in an organisational culture that fosters safe practices, encourages effective safety reporting and communication, and actively manages safety with the same attention to results as the attention to the results of the other management systems of the organisation;

  • Enforce the management of safety as a primary responsibility of all managers and employees;

  • Clearly define for all personnel, managers and employees alike, their accountabilities and responsibilities for the delivery of the organizations safety performance and the performance of our safety management system.

  • Establish and operate hazard identification and risk management processes, including a hazard reporting system, in order to eliminate or mitigate the safety risks of the consequences of hazards resulting from our operations or activities to a point which is as low as reasonably practicable;

  • Ensure that fair action will be taken with respect to any employee who discloses a safety concern through the hazard reporting system as stated in the just culture policy, unless such disclosure indicates, beyond reasonable doubt, an illegal act, gross negligence, or a deliberate or wilful disregard of regulations or procedures.

  • Comply with and, wherever possible, exceed legislative and regulatory requirements and standards; and

  • Ensure that sufficiently skilled and trained human resources are available to implement safety strategies and processes;

  • Ensure that all personnel are provided with adequate and appropriate aviation safety information and training, are competent in safety matters, and are allocated only tasks commensurate with their skills;

  • Establish and measure our safety performance against realistic safety performance indicators and safety performance targets;

  • Continually improve our safety performance through management processes that ensure that relevant safety action is taken and is effective;

  • Ensure externally supplied systems and services to support our operations are delivered meeting our safety performance standards; and

  • Ensure that corrective action is taken when safety deficiencies have been recorded and that feedback regarding the corrective action is communicated to company employees; and

  • Establish a Safety Committee consisting, where applicable, of the Accountable Manager, Flight Safety Officer, Quality Manager, Security Manager, Flight Operations Manager, Training Manager, Ground Ops Manager and Responsible Person Aircraft who will ensure that the commitment to safety as described above is maintained. For this purpose, they will ensure that safety meetings are conducted monthly with all available staff members in attendance. Safety committee shall periodically review the safety policy to ensure that it remains relevant and appropriate to the organization

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