Profession aviation safety officer

Aviation safety officers plan and develop safety procedures for aviation companies. They study safety regulations and restrictions relative to aviation company operations. Hence, they direct activities of personnel in order to safeguard the application of safety measures in compliance with regulations.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Investigative
  • Enterprising / Realistic
  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Airport safety regulations

    Know airport safety regulations and instructions.

  • Health and safety measures in transportation

    The body of rules, procedures and regulations related to health and safety measures intended to prevent accidents or incidents in transportation.

  • Common aviation safety regulations

    The body of legislation and regulations that apply to the field of civil aviation at regional, national, European and International levels. Understand that regulations aimed at protecting citizens at all times in civil aviation; ensure that operators, citizens, and organisations comply with these rules.

  • Framework for a safety management system

    The different types of content in a framework for a safety management system, which should include safety policy and objectives, safety risk management, safety assurance, and safety promotion.

  • Aviation standards and recommended practices

    Know the official Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) of ICAO, designed to assist in the management of aviation safety risks in order to reduce the number of aviation accidents and incidents.

Skills

  • Stay alert

    Stay focused and alert at all times; react quickly in the case of unexpected events. Concentrate and do not get distracted performing a task over a long period of time.

  • Follow ethical code of conduct in transport services

    Carry out transport services according to accepted principles of right and wrong. This includes principles of fairness, transparency, and impartiality.

  • Ensure data protection in aviation operations

    Ensure that sensitive information is protected and used only for safety-related purposes in aviation.

  • Work in an aviation team

    Work confidently in a group in general aviation services, in which each individual operates in their own area of responsibility to reach a common goal, such as a good customer interaction, air safety, and aircraft maintenance.

  • Perform safety data analysis

    Use different safety databases to perform analyses of information on actual or potential safety threats.

  • Follow industry codes of practice for aviation safety;

    Follows industry codes of practice relating to aviation safety. Follow guidance material to adhere to the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Standards (ICAO), other aviation safety requirements, and the identified best practices.

  • Adhere to standards of national and international safety programmes

    Comply with national and international safety standards, e.g. in aviation. Adhere to standards of national and international safety programmes.

  • Carry out evacuation of airport in an emergency

    Assist in the evacuation of airport passengers, staff, and visitors in emergency situations.

  • Implement safety management systems

    Implement safety management systems in accordance with the frameworks of the state related to aviation, such as flying aeroplanes and helicopters, design of aeroplanes, and provision of air traffic services.

  • Use different communication channels

    Use various types of communication channels such as verbal, handwritten, digital and telephonic communication with the aim of constructing and sharing information and ideas.

  • Report airport security incidents

    Compose comprehensive reports on airport security incidents, such as the detaining od unruly travellers, confiscation of luggage items, or damaging of airport property.

  • Identify airport safety hazards

    Spot threats related to security at the airport and apply procedures to counteract them in a quick, safe, and efficient way.

Optional knowledge and skills

act reliably show intercultural awareness airport operating environment apply conflict management adapt to changing situations tolerate stress

Common job titles

  • Safety officer
  • Aviation safety officer
  • Airport operations specialist
  • Chief airport operations supvsr
  • Auditor
  • Airport police specialist (revised 06/29/2017)
  • Management and program analyst
  • Public safety officer/police officer
  • Coordinator, executive protection