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Highlights of CAP REGULATION 62-1

posted Dec 6, 2010, 8:27 PM by David Sitter   [ updated Apr 7, 2011, 6:58 PM ]
December 6, 2010

For those who were unable to attend, attached is the handout for the December 6 squadron safety briefing.  In addition, we discussed the eServices online safety briefing reporting and self  briefing systems.  Explore this on the CAP eServices site and select  the "CAP Education" item at the upper right hand corner of the window, and the "Online Safety Education" item at the lower left hand corner.

1. Program Goal. The underlying goal of the CAP Safety Program is to minimize the risks faced by our membership in the performance of their volunteer duties.

2. Responsibilities.

All levels of command shall work in partnership to develop effective safety education and mishap prevention measures to safeguard our members and preserve our physical resources, and shall seek to instill a culture of safety that guides the planning and execution of every CAP activity.

All members will live the CAP motto of “Always Vigilant” in planning, conducting and participating in all CAP activities.

3. Required Program Criteria.

This section addresses the appointment, training and responsibilities of safety officers in all units. 

It states that the monthly face-to-face safety meeting, at least 15 minutes in length, is an important part of the CAP safety program.  Note that, according to the November 2010 SAFETY BEACON, the quarterly face-to-face requirement, as stated in the current edition of  CAPR 62-1, for safety education has been removed.  Furthermore, reading the newsletter does not meet the requirement of safety education. You may use the topics in the newsletter to prepare for your monthly safety education briefing; however, to just read the newsletter and enter it in the safety education database as “Safety Beacon” does not meet this requirement.  Members who missed the face-to-face safety meeting will review the information presented at the meeting before they participate in any CAP activity (including unit meetings).  

Safety briefings shall be incorporated into all field training exercises, encampments, and other special activities where members face risk.

All mishaps will be promptly reported and investigated in accordance with CAPR 62-2, Mishap Reporting and Investigation. Special attention will be given to any contributing factors that can be promptly corrected.

An annual Safety Day will be held in all units sometime during the month of October to focus on improving safety knowledge and attitudes during the new fiscal year.

4. Recommended Program Features.

The features addressed are: the review of CAP and other safety newsletters; participation in safety seminars; the FAA Pilot Proficiency Program; adding safety messages to routine communications; and, the use of the optional safety award program.

5. Recognizing Safety Excellence.

This part discusses the various awards that are available for outstanding Wing and Region safety programs and safety records; Safety Officer of the Year Award; and, Distinguished Aviator Award.  It lists the requirements for these awards.

Members are encouraged to participate in the FAA Pilot proficiency Program.

6. Safety Officer Responsibilities.

This section provides guidelines for safety officers in fulfilling their duties, including establishing a viable safety program within their unit.  It gives suggested reference safety material and topics for safety presentations, both for flight and ground CAP activities.

The full CAPR 62-1 is available online and should be reviewed by all members