Operational Risk Management: Beyond the Planning
Wednesday, March 6 | | 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Room N253
Flight Operations Track
The challenge is to provide a simple framework of a proven risk assessment tool, tailor it for a helicopter mission, and then understand how to use its information beyond preflight planning. The course will use a practical exercise to demonstrate how operators can tailor the aid with inputs from their fellow operators. Attendees will also learn how to use the tool during mission execution and during postflight to capture lessons learned and augment safety awareness.
- Develop a simple but effective risk assessment tool for attendees’ particular helicopter mission sets
- Identify hazards and risk trends at the local level
- Employ operational risk management principles beyond the planning stage and instill the necessary mind-sets to use safety as a tool to get the job done.
Dan Deutermann is the managing director of The Squadron Inc. He has directed safety programs for U.S. Coast Guard operational aviation units and has helped to establish multiple safety programs for a variety of commercial and public safety aviation units, both domestically and internationally. He has more than 20 years experience flying a variety of helicopters for the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, and civilian VIP programs. He holds certificated flight instructor – instrument and commercial helicopter licenses.
Rick Christoffersen is the director of safety for The Squadron, Inc. He holds an M.S. in quality systems management and has completed comprehensive study in aviation safety at the Naval Postgraduate School, the University of Southern California, and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Safety Institute. He has extensive experience as a safety officer and an instructor providing training in crew resource management and maintenance resource management to U.S. and international search and rescue agencies. Rick is retired U.S. Coast Guard pilot, holds a helicopter airline transport pilot license and is a certified IS-BAO auditor.