SAFETY

 


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OUR SAFETY COMMITMENT

At Sloan Helicopters Ltd., we are committed to the health and safety of all those who come to our Company worksites. Continuous safety improvement is our top priority and it is a responsibility entrusted to each and every employee, regardless of job position or title. The integration of health and safety into our day to day operations is accomplished through open communication, comprehensive training, regular audits to ensure ongoing regulatory compliance and the proactive management of identified safety hazards and risks. Our Management is held accountable for the conduct of safe operations every day for every task – without compromise.

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OUR NON-PUNITIVE (NO-BLAME) REPORTING POLICY

The Management at Sloan Helicopters Ltd. recognizes that open communication is vital when it comes to health and safety. As such, Company employees are actively encouraged to look for and report all unsafe conditions, hazards and occurrences without fear of recrimination; whether or not they were personally involved in the event or concern giving rise to the report.


3OUR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

Environmental protection is essential to the operational success of Sloan Helicopters Ltd. and, as such, we strive to minimize our impact on the environment through sound managerial planning and decision-making. We are committed to providing quality service while ensuring a healthy workplace by:

  • complying with all applicable environmental legislation, industry standards and Company policies;
  • responding to environmental emergencies both promptly and effectively as per our Emergency Preparedness and Response Manual;
  • providing our employees with the information required to carry out their daily responsibilities in a manner that will minimize environmental harm;
  • reducing waste through the recycling of products and promoting the use of recycled products where these alternatives are available and economically feasible; and
  • remaining sensitive to the environmental concerns of the public.


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OUR TRAINING

At Sloan Helicopters Ltd., we pride ourselves on our pilots and stake our reputation on their abilities. All flight personnel are provided with the following training to ensure that they have the necessary knowledge and skills to not only meet, but exceed, our clients’ professional expectations:

 

  • Pilot Decision Making (Human Factors)
  • H2S Awareness
  • Safety Management Systems
  • WHMIS Procedures
  • Emergency and Survival Procedures
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (Air)
  • Standard First Aid
  • Annual ground and flight training to type, including speciality training (e.g. sling operations). All flight training is conducted externally.

 

In addition to the above, our pilot operators also receive the following training:

 

  • Confined Spaces
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (Ground)
  • Ground Disturbance Level 1
  • Incipient Fire Fighting
  • ATV Safety
5CERTIFICATES OF RECOGNITION

 

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SAFETY IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TOO

To ensure everyone’s safety, we encourage our clients to familiarize themselves with the following Transport Canada issued documents prior to their departure:

To report a work site hazard, please call (780) 849-4456


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PASSENGER BRIEFINGS

It is important to note that every pilot should conduct a safety briefing prior to flight. Please listen carefully to the pilot’s instructions and be sure to ask questions on any points that remain unclear.

 

Sloan Helicopters Passenger Briefing Form

 

All our aircraft are equipped with the following safety equipment:

  • Aircraft satellite tracking system
  • Emergency locator transmitter (ELT)
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Medical kit
  • Survival kit

 

Please review the briefing card appropriate to your aircraft to familiarize yourself with the location of this equipment. These cabin briefing cards are also available to all passengers on board the aircraft

 

Robinson RH44 Cabin Briefing Card

AS350 B2 Cabin Briefing Card


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PERSONAL SAFETY IN AND AROUND COMPANY AIRCRAFT

  • No smoking in or around Company aircraft.
  • Be sure to dress appropriately for the environment in which you will be operating.
  • Be sure to carry long items horizontally and below the waist when approaching / disembarking from an aircraft. NEVER carry items upright or over the shoulder. The pilot will relay information to passengers about the loading / unloading of equipment when the rotors are turning.
  • NEVER approach or unfasten / disembark from a helicopter until authorized by the pilot and always do so downhill from the aircraft and in a crouched position.
  • NEVER approach the tail rotor of the aircraft and be sure not to touch the bubble or any moving parts.
  • Always ensure that all aircraft doors and cargo areas are secured and closed when embarking / disembarking while the rotors are still in motion. When working with other crew members, designate one person to check the doors prior to lift off. This person can then signal to the pilot that all is clear.
  • Fasten your seatbelt upon entering the aircraft and do not unfasten your belt until instructed to do so by the pilot. Ensure that seatbelts and any other items are appropriately stowed inside the aircraft when the doors are closed.
  • Ask the pilot about emergency exits or review the cabin briefing card provided on board your aircraft. The pilot will review any special instructions related to the emergency evacuation of the aircraft when it is configured with external fixtures.
  • When conducting a hover exit maneuver, ensure that the pilot provides instructions prior to exiting the helicopter. If unclear about proper procedure, ask your pilot prior to the hover exit approach.
  • Always keep clear of the landing area when an aircraft is departing or landing, especially when the aircraft is carrying an external load. Avoid the pilot’s blind spots – he or she can not to see you!!
  • Don’t light camp fires near the landing pads and always keep landing areas clear of debris and objects that may be blown about by the rotor downdraft.
  • Please be very careful when placing / removing objects in cargo areas and when opening / closing doors. The outer skin of many helicopters can be easily pierced and repairs are very costly. A HELICOPTER IS NOT A TRUCK