A comprehensive and independant audit is a valuable step in identifying potential gaps in an organization's safety program and potential compliance issues. Audits provide meaningful intelligence on how an organization can strengthen their safety processes to reduce organizational risk.
Hawk Aerosafety are experienced in all aspects of aviation auditing and lead auditor trained to ISO9001:2015 standards. We are proud to be accredited auditors for the industry respected International Standards for Business Aircraft Operators (IS-BAO)
Whilst most companies strive for implementing a full SMS, most will start their safety journey by building out a simpler structured aviation safety program. We provide support at all levels of safety program maturity, from collaboratively building safety policies, providing management safety awareness training through to initial risk management process efforts.
Allow Hawk to help guide you, to build a solid safety foundation and a program built on industry best practices.
Significant adverse impacts can result from direct or even indirect disruption to operations. From an aviation emergency to natural disasters, appropriate response and coordinated actions to emergencies can significantly mitigate the severity of their impacts. It is critical that aviation organizations have in place emergency response and contingency plans (ERP) to ensure a rapid response and a swift return to operations. In addition, operators are wise to also have a business continuity plan (BCP), which goes beyond the immediate unplanned incident mitigation, to build and improve organizational resilience for quick disruption recovery.
Safety Management Systems are the gold standard in risk management. With actual expertise and experience in SMS voluntary programs in Part 91 and 135 operations, let us guide you through the process and simplify the FAA's 14 CFR Part 5.
Effective and impactful training on your terms. We offer both in-person and remote learning options on a wide array of training on safety, security and emergency response topics.
For our eLearning solutions, we offer both live events and self-paced courses through our tailored online learning management system. This offers organizations simple, structured and cost effective training that is simple to administer.
We see the power and flexibility of eLearning and computer-based training solutions. From animation of systems through to engaging video presentations, we are happy to explore custom digital training options to delight our customers.
Why have an SMS at all? What does it involve? What is the return on investment? This module provides leadership-focussed training, with overview of an SMS, the stages to implementation and the groundwork needed to form an effective program.
Aviation emergencies vary widely in scale, but timely and effective response is crucial for both crisis management and business continuity. Most smaller operators fail to have even a basic Emergency Response Plan (ERP) or planned drills. Our training walks through the fundamentals of emergency response, effective planning and training best practices.
Are you using a change management process? What about risk assessments? Third party risk? It doesn't have to be difficult or time consuming, but is essential to help your organization to avoid 'flying blind'. Once established you will be astounded at what becomes visible and the benefits of this structured approach to risk mitigation. We detail the step by step process of effective risk management and the stages to developing your organization's documented risk management process.
The only way to determine if your emergency response planning is effective is to practice it, in a way that is as realistic as possible. We will show you the steps in creating and planning emergency response exercises, active table-top exercises with third parties and the proper after-action analysis of results.
Thorough investigations of accidents, incidients and occurrences not only pave the way to a safer organization, but also often lead to more effective and cost-efficent operations. The basics of investigating an event and determining the root cause will be presented, potential focus areas of human performance and recommendations for documenting the procedure.
Safety culture is the kingpin of an effective aviation safety program or SMS, but can you define it? How can you measure it? What is a 'Just Culture' and how does that play a part? This module tackles the proper understanding of what a positive safety culture is, what forms it and how to build a progressive safety culture in your organization through defined steps.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
From our first meeting, I was immediately impressed with his demeanor and passion for professionalism. Matt has been trained to a World class standard in 6th generation CRM skills, this makes him a huge asset to anyone that taps into those skills.
Knowing Matt personally, I can imagine team members would only want to emulate his adherence to best safety practices.
Chief CRM Instructor, Oregon Aero Inc.
I had the pleasure of working with Matthew when i supervised a police department helicopter program. Matthew was a most trusted and well-rounded pilot who I depended on a great deal. He was directly responsible for a variety of training, including pilot instruction, UAS instruction, flight safety laser strike enforcement, crew resource management instruction, human factors, fatigue management and overall unit safety. Matthew is very knowledgable in many areas and brings a lot of experience to the table. He is also one of the most dedicated people I've ever worked with.
City of Fontana Police Department Air Support Unit
I was for eight years on the board of the Professional Helicopter Pilots Association ("PHPA") and recommended Matt for his position on the same board. Matt is fastidous yet personable. As the member in charge of setting up the temporary helicopter demonstration airfield in support of the HAI trade show, safety was paramount and Matt worked closely with me on all matters of safety and briefings. We had very good cooperation with the FAA and a lot of this was dependent on the attention to detail and briefing materials for which Matt was primarily responsible. While Matt was on the Board of Directors, we had many issues including dealing with the public on helicopter noise issues in the LA Basin. As part of a committee of board, industry and FAA representatives, Matt provided significant support and assistance.
Board of Directors, California Pilots Association
Hawk was founded by Matthew West, an experienced aviation safety professional who has served in senior aviation safety positions for two of the country's leading Part 135 organizations, in the air medical and tourism fields. In addition, Matthew was proud to have served his community as a law enforcement helicopter pilot, also working as a commercial helicopter pilot and instructor.
Matthew has been a long serving member of the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI), the International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI) and the International Society of Safety Professionals (ISSP).
We would love the opportunity to collaborate with you to bring your aviation organization to a higher level of safety through training and risk management. We look forward to talking more.
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