FSHC Methodology



Inspection Methodology

Flight Safety applies typical ISO 9001:2015 auditing techniques, such as opening meeting, only auditing with auditee key personnel present, closing meeting with mutual agreement on non-compliances based on objective evidence. Checklists are used as an aide-mémoire during the audit.

This methodical process is recorded in a comprehensive final report that includes digital photographic records of all relevant aspects of the audit.

Post audit guidance is offered as to the most appropriate corrective and preventative action. Certification extends not only to the helideck itself but also to helideck operations, safety and procedures - fuel installations where applicable are audited in accordance with best industry practice.

Traditionally, helideck inspections have been carried out as a stand-alone exercise. Flight Safety combines the helideck inspection with the operational helicopter service provider audit, maximising the benefit obtained from a combined audit process as the audit results are based on a co-operative analytical resultant, providing the most effective aviation safety oversight assessment possible.

Whether advice provided during initial construction, helideck inspections, or the combination helideck inspection and operational safety audit, Flight Safety has the expertise and trained personnel to ensure that CAP 437 compliancy levels are maintained and helicopter operations are conducted to the highest levels of operational safety.

Risk Assessment

Flight Safety uses qualitative and quantitative risk assessment techniques developed specifically for all types of aviation activities as described.

Risk Management

Flight Safety integrates risk management into quality management control structures.

Inspection Reporting

Flight Safety has introduced a new audit reporting technique whereby an Air Operating Company is audited accorded to a grading system, allowing the results to be graphed - providing a one page executive summary of the organisation broken down into departmental results.

The detail of the audit can then be followed back into the report if required. The significance of this is enormous, as it means there is a tangible aspect that can be measured and compared.

This standardised model applied nationally, internationally or within a civilian or military regime produces uniform results, allowing for accurate graded indexing. Indexed safety can benefit the Regulatory Authority, or by virtue of an announced "grading", create competitive reaction that fosters continual improvement.

Flight Safety specialises in incident/accident systems analyses where organisational systems and procedures are examined to identify causal failures, once this has been completed it is then possible to apply corrective/preventative actions.


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