Aviation Safety Assessments
Aviation safety assessments are a cornerstone of the naval aviation safety program. They provide ISIC leadership (Navy Wing or Marine Aircraft Group) and unit COs or OICs with a snapshot of the command's overall safety posture and climate, along with the tools to achieve process improvement. An aviation safety assessment is not an inspection. It is a review of all maintenance, operations, training, aeromedical, and safety processes.
It's a one-day look and is conducted on a not-to-interfere basis (normal flight schedule, meetings, etc). The relationship of the assessment team to the assessed unit is that of a consultant to a client. The assessment team consists of an many as a dozen officer and senior enlisted Navy & Marine Corps personnel.
Assessments are available to all USN and USMC active and reserve aviation organizational level activities. Recommendations and results are debriefed to the unit CO/ISIC leadership and are not releasable by the assessment team outside of the command/ISIC assessed. Aggregate results of some assessments are shared as best practices and lessons learned.
To schedule an assessment, unit ASOs are encouraged to contact the Aviation Safety Programs Directorate at SAFE-AvnFdbk@navy.mil (your unit CO/XO must be Cc'd), or by calling (757)444-3520, Ext. 7811 or 7812. Deployable squadrons that have not been assessed in more than three years will be given priority. Assessment requests for commands in the Norfolk area will be conducted on a case-by-case basis scheduled around the regional plan.
Detailed assessment SOPs
Contact Info: 757-444-3520 | POC: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Reviewed: September 14, 2017