|Safety Officer: Lt. Col M. Mooney
The CAP Safety Policy is to minimize the risks faced by our membership in the performance of their volunteer duties.
Safety is EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY
1. Program Goal. The underlying goal of the CA
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.
b. All levels of command shall seek to instill a culture of safety that guides the planning and execution of every CAP activity.
members will live the CAP motto of “Always Vigilant” in planning,
conducting, and participating in all CAP activities. Hazards and
potentially unsafe behavior will be addressed immediately and then
reported to higher authority.
at all levels carry the responsibility of taking immediate action
against any CAP member who places a fellow member at unnecessary risk.
Measures may range from counseling to the loss of membership in
accordance with appropriate CAP directives.
e. The effectiveness of each commander’s safety efforts shall be evaluated yearly through the on-line
Safety Survey process. The commander at the next higher echelon, or
his/her designee, will review and comment on the surveys of all
3. Required Program Criteria.
level of command shall formally appoint a safety officer with
qualifications appropriate to the local risk environment. Members in
command positions should not serve as safety officer. Whenever
possible, and especially in flying units, members with flying
experience should be selected. Safety Officers will report directly to
the commander (reference CAPR 20-1,Organization of Civil Air Patrol).
b. Within 90 days of appointment, each safety officer shall complete the on-line Basic Safety Course and test, located on the Safety page of the National CAP website.
c. Each safety officer shall complete the on-line
Safety Survey not later than 31 January of each year. Items to be
addressed in this survey shall include, but are not limited to, those
listed in the on-line Safety Survey found in e-Services. Once
completed, this report will be sent automatically to the safety officer
and the commander at the next higher echelon.
Officers shall develop a program of regular safety education and mishap
prevention training for the unit(s) to which they are assigned. This
program shall deliver no less than 15 minutes per month of face-to-face safety education and training to the membership. 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).
Rational flexibility should be used to get the latest safety meeting
information to those members who miss the unit safety meeting. Any
system that gets the message to the member is acceptable – e-mail
with read receipt, videotaping the presentation for later playback,
audio taping, read file or any other method that works. Due to the
educational benefits gained from the interaction during face-to-face meetings, each member must attend at least one face-to-face meeting per calendar quarter.
EVERY MISHAP MUST BE REPORTED ONLINE ON eSERVICES AT CAPF 78