In March, at HELI-EXPO 2013 in Las Vegas, Helicopter Association International (HAI) will premiere a new safety education initiative called the HAI Rotor Safety Challenge. This program, developed in coordination with the FAA Safety Team and the HAI Safety Committee, will include safety events, forums, and education sessions, conveniently scheduled on show days March 5 through 6. The program will include sessions created specifically for maintenance professionals.
HAI created the Rotor Safety Challenge as part of the association’s continued efforts to enhance safety performance in worldwide helicopter operations. In addition to the main safety events HAI offers each year at HELI-EXPO, including the Safety Symposium, Safety Committee Town Hall, Safety Directors Forum, and International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) workshops, the Rotor Safety Challenge will include more than 30 education sessions on different safety topics that are free and open to all HELI-EXPO attendees and exhibitors.
At each HAI Rotor Safety Challenge session, maintenance professionals will have the opportunity to learn important safety concepts and skills and discuss safety challenges facing the international helicopter community. Whether a technician, supervisor, or manager, this program will provide you with safety tools, techniques and practical applications specific to your job.
60-minute education sessions will be offered in four different safety tracks:
• Flight Operations
• Maintenance/Technical Issues
• Safety Culture/Leadership
• Safety Management
Rotor Safety Challenge highlights for 2013 include Human Factors: Your Role in Accident Prevention, Strategies for Fatigue Management, Why SMS in Maintenance? Workshop, Safety Issues in Helicopter Maintenance, How to Manage Your Condition Based Maintenance Program, and Analysis Techniques for Helicopter Flight Data Recordings.
HELI-EXPO attendees can choose to attend the HAI Rotor Safety Challenge sessions a la carte or “take the challenge” and attend at least six sessions. Those who successfully “take the challenge” will receive a certificate of completion. Professional development credit toward the FAA’s AMT or Wings programs will also be offered for each session for those who register in advance.
Start planning to take the HAI Rotor Safety Challenge at HELI-EXPO 2013 now! For more information visit rotor.com or contact HAI at 703.683.4646 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.