Safety and Quality

We don’t just talk about safety: it’s in our DNA.

There is nothing more important to Canadian Helicopters than ensuring the safety and protection of people, property and the environment.  With over six decades of experience and millions of flight hours under our belts, it’s no accident that our culture of safety – and safety record – is worlds apart at each level of our operations.

Our goal is to ensure that Everybody Goes Home at the End of the Day, and is realized by stressing that we do:

  • no harm to our employees
  • no harm to our clients
  • no damage to property

Contact Safety and Quality Dept.

Shawn Cruickshank
Vice President, Safety & Quality

Tel +1 780 429 6930

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The Safety Culture at Canadian is founded on the principles of continuous training, high vigilance, open communication, and the development of a corporate culture that demands the development of a safety based business model.

We are also committed to safety through:

• Ongoing membership in and cooperation with HAI (Helicopter Association International)

• Participation in the IHST (International Helicopter Safety Team)

Safety Policies

Learn more about our safety policies and why there is nothing more important to Canadian Helicopters than ensuring the safety and protection of people, property and the environment.

Safety and Quality Program

Through the use of clear policy objectives, sound organizational structures, tested tools and wide-spread safety promotion, we integrate our safety philosophy with our proven operational expertise to ensure that all who fly with us benefit from a strong safety culture.

Senior management commitment to safety is the driving force behind our safety culture. Our Safety Program is administered at the senior management level providing each department with the experience and authority to administer company safety programs effectively and provide enhanced safety awareness within the organization.

Components of our Safety and Quality Program include:

Autonomous Safety & Quality structure, including:

  1. Flight Safety Department
  2. Flight Standards Department
  3. Quality Assurance Department
  4. Empowered safety committee(s)

Comprehensive company manuals, including:

  1. HSE Health, Safety & Environment Manual
  2. Safety Management System
  3. ISO 9001:2008 Compliant Quality Management System
  4. Flight Operations Manual
  5. Maintenance Control Manual

Crew training programs that exceed Transport Canada’s requirements, including:

  1. Crew Resource Management Training
  2. Advanced Human Factors Training
  3. Pilot Decision Making Training
  4. H2S Awareness Training
  5. Comprehensive Hazard Identification Program
  6. Non-Punitive Reporting Policy
  7. Frequent Internal and External Audits

Safety and Quality Achievements

Our safety performance is worlds apart, and is a result of our comprehensive safety, training and occupational health programs.

Each year we are successfully audited by a wide range of clients reviewing all aspects of our operations. We welcome these independent safety and technical audits – with our commitment to continuous improvement we constantly incorporate audit results into our operational framework.

Canadian Helicopters is proud to be recognized by a number of safety / quality related programs:

HAI Platinum Program of Safety – Canadian Helicopters has been recognized by Helicopter Association International’s ‘Platinum Program of Safety’; awarded based on Canadian’s commitment to the best industry practices in aviation safety.

COR – Comprehensive Safety Audits conducted on behalf of ENFORM, the Government of Alberta and WorkSafe BC and in conjunction with the Partnerships in Injury Reduction Program awarded Canadian Helicopters with Certificates of Recognition (COR) indicating acceptance of Canadian’s high standard of safety in operations.

Contact Safety and Quality Dept.

Shawn Cruickshank
Vice President, Safety & Quality

Tel +1 780 429 6930

Email us