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“Our Safety Management System (SMS) is not a collection of boxes to be checked off,” explains CAS President Michael Hutchins.
“It is a culture change.”
Coastal Air Strike (CAS)
has never had an accident.
Never. Not one single accident. That has nothing to do with luck, and everything to do with our approach to this industry and our commitment to safety. Because of the industry’s inherent dangers, at CAS we live, eat, breathe, and think safety. Actually, we live, eat, and breathe BECAUSE we think safety. All of us. All of the time.
CAS regularly audits the SMS. “The audit is the foundation of what we’re doing on the safety side, it drives the train,” says Hutchins. “During the ‘off-season’ the CAS team rigorously trains to get ready for the year ahead. This is standard operating procedure for us, so everybody gets educated. The SMS then serves as a checks and balances system, it takes over during the active season.”
CAS has taken several other steps to enhance safety in the workplace (on the ground and in the air) and to mitigate risk to the extent possible.