Aviation safety issues and actions

Pilots operating outside level of competence

Issue number: AO-2008-062-SI-02
Issue owner: Heliwork WA Pty Ltd
Transport function: Aviation: General aviation
Background: Investigation Report AO-2008-062
Issue release date: 07 July 2010
Current issue status: Partially addressed
Issue status justification: SAN-098 issued with final report to draw this to the attention of all operators. What the ioperators have since done is unknown

Safety issue description

There was a lack of assurance that informal operator supervisory and experience-based policy, procedures and practices minimised the risk of pilots operating outside the individual pilot’s level of competence.

Safety Advisory Notice

Action number: AO-2008-062-SAN-098
Date: 07 July 2010
Action status: Closed

There was a lack of assurance that informal operator supervisory and experience-based policy, procedures and practices minimised the risk of pilots operating outside the individual pilot's level of competence.

Action taken by the ATSB

In response to this safety issue, the ATSB issues the following Safety Advisory Notice (SAN).

Safety advisory notice

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) draws the attention of all operators to the potential lack of assurance that informal operator supervisory and experience-based policy, procedures and practices minimise the risk of their pilots operating outside the individual pilot's level of competence. Operators are encouraged to consider the safety implications of this safety issue and take action where considered appropriate.

Last update 08 January 2014