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Don't miss Sunshine McCarthy's presentations @HeliExpo Rotor Safety Challenge

February 5, 2016

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ROTOR SAFETY CHALLENGE

FEBRUARY 29 – MARCH 2 • KENTUCKY EXPOSITION CENTER, SOUTH WING C

At HAI HELI-EXPO 2016, HAI will bring back the HAI Rotor Safety Challenge: an easy and economical way to learn industry best practices, including safety tools and techniques you can apply back on the job.

Free to all registered HAI HELI-EXPO attendees and exhibitors, the 2016 HAI Rotor Safety Challenge features 63 safety education events. Most events are eligible for FAA WINGS and AMT program credits. Attendees who “take the Challenge” and attend at least six Rotor Safety Challenge events are eligible to receive a certificate of recognition.

Start planning your Expo day now by reviewing the 2016 Rotor Safety Challenge Schedule.

 

SMS: NOT JUST FOR PILOTS

Mar. 2, 2016 | 9:15 am – 10:15 am | C201

Presenter: Sunshine McCarthy, vice president of business development and education, Baldwin Safety and Compliance

Professional Development Credit: FAA AMT and WINGS programs credit

The very nature of an organization’s mission establishes a certain level of risk from the onset. Add other elements to the mix, and attitudes about acceptable risk begin to emerge. In this session, we will explore how humans, and more specifically personnel other than pilots, think about safety. Studies have shown that if the perceived benefit is high, a person’s tolerance for risk tends to increase. Pilots perform a flight risk analysis prior to takeoff as a way of removing that inherent perception of risk. Shouldn’t the same approach apply to everyone involved in the flight?

 

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HAA FLIGHT RISK ANALYSIS/OCC CHALLENGES AND BEST PRACTICES

Mar. 2, 2016 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm  | C205

Presenter: Sunshine McCarthy, vice president, business development and education, Baldwin Safety and Compliance

Professional Development Credit: FAA WINGS program credit

Getting to patients in a timely manner can be critical to their survival, but getting there safely can have its challenges. To make that job safer for both the patient and crew, the FAA requires all helicopter air ambulance (HAA) pilots complete a flight risk analysis prior to takeoff. In April 2016, that requirement will expand to include a second set of eyes reviewing and acknowledging the flight risk analysis prior to takeoff. How to get this accomplished and still get to that patient is a concern for operators. Join us to learn what some operational control centers (OCCs) are doing to ensure both the patient and crew arrive safely.

 

SMS: FROM THE TOP DOWN

Feb. 29, 2016 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm | Safety Management

 

Instructor: Sunshine McCarthy, Baldwin Safety & Compliance

This course will acquaint participants with the principles of safety management systems (SMS) and will help them transform their current safety program into a fully functioning, living, breathing SMS. This course is designed from a leadership perspective and will be of interest to management, flight, and maintenance personnel, as well as safety officers who wish to develop a formal SMS.

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe SMS principles

  • Develop a strategy to implement an SMS

  • Apply techniques for identifying hazards, evaluating and managing risks, and implementing continuous improvement processes

  • Recognize the benefits of a strong safety culture and how to grow an existing one.

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