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Safety Policy

2.1 Policy

Safety is the priority in all the Lab's activities. The Lab is committed to implementing, developing, and improving strategies, management systems and processes to ensure that all its aviation-related activities uphold the highest level of safety performance and meet national and where appropriate international standards.

The Lab’s commitment is to:

  1. Comply with and, wherever possible, exceed legislative and regulatory requirements and standards.
  2. Develop and embed a safety culture in all aviation-related activities that recognises the importance and value of effective aviation safety management and acknowledges that safety is always paramount.
  3. Minimize the risks associated with aircraft operations to a point that is as low as reasonably practicable and achievable.
  4. Ensure that externally supplied systems and services that impact upon the safety of operations meet appropriate safety standards.
  5. Ensure that sufficient skilled and trained resources are available to implement safety strategy and policy.
  6. Establish and measure safety performance against realistic objectives and/or targets.
  7. Continually improve its safety performance
  8. Conduct safety and management reviews and ensure that relevant corrective action is taken.
  9. Clearly define for all relevant personnel their accountabilities and responsibilities for the development and delivery of the company’s aviation safety strategy and performance.
  10. Ensure that all personnel are provided with adequate and appropriate aviation safety information and training, are competent in safety matters and only undertake tasks commensurate with their skills.
  11. Ensure that enough skilled and trained resources are available to implement safety strategy and policy
  12. Actively develop and improve safety processes to conform to world-class standards.

2.2 Safety Management System

The Lab has implemented the rudiments of a full safety management system, using CAP1059 as appropriate guidance.

The internal safety objectives are:

  • Encouraging an environment whereby safety has top priority and is second nature, and
  • Increasing the knowledge on safe operations and practices on the part of all stakeholders.

2.3 Safety Targets

It is the goal of the Lab to operate aircraft without harm, injury or damage to any persons or property. The Lab's remote pilot will comply with all the safety requirements and limitations granted by the UK CAA to Edinburgh Napier University.

The safety target is No Accidents.