How Helicarrier Handles Safety and Training
Helicarrier Inc. has prioritized “safety” as one of its core business functions. We are committed to developing, implementing, maintaining and constantly improving strategies and processes. Ensuring that all our aviation activities take place under an appropriate allocation of organizational resources, aimed at achieving the highest level of safety performance, and meeting regulatory requirements while delivering our services.
All levels of management and all employees are accountable for the delivery of this highest level of safety performance. It is the belief of our Co-Presidents, Frederic Carrier and Richard Lafrance, that through their leadership commitment and an organizational culture that fosters safe practices and procedures, encourages effective reporting, and positive communication, we as a company are able to achieve and maintain our exemplary safety record now and in the future.
Through our Safety Management System (SMS), we are able to assure the safe operation of aircrafts through effective management of risks. This system is designed to continuously improve safety by identifying hazards, collecting and analyzing data and continuously assessing safety risks. Our SMS seeks to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and environment. It is a system that corresponds with the organization’s regulatory obligations and safety goals.
Our Quality Assurance program measures and reviews progress towards these policies. We perform internal and independent audits regarding performance and compliance. It is with this knowledge that we are confident in the sustainability of our service.
Our most valued asset within the organization is “our people”. Every pilot and engineer employed by Helicarrier have been selected for his or her talent, experience and professional attitudes. They are the foundation of our team. Initially and annually each pilot and engineer, is trained to the highest industry standards meeting all requirements of Transport Canada. Our training protocols include safety standards, maintenance standards, company policies, pilot decision-making, WHMIS, and crew resource management.