Audit

1. Commander's Responsibilities

1.1 Has the commander implemented a mishap prevention program in their area of responsibility? (AFI 91-202, Para 1.2 & 1.5.20.1)


1.1.1 Does the safety staff assist the commander with implementation and integration of risk management into all on-duty operations and missions, and off-duty activities? (AFI 91-202, Para 1.2) also see AFPD 90-8

1.2 Does the commander ensure functional managers and supervisors (not the safety staff) take actions to mitigate hazards and reduce risks? (AFI 91-202, Para 1.5.20.9)

1.3 Does the commander emphasize risk management? (AFI 91-202, Para 1.5.20.3 and Para 4.6 – 4.6.4) Commanders and supervisors at all levels are expected to determine the level of acceptable risk required to preserve assets and safeguard health and welfare. They should incorporate risk management into daily activities, on- and off-duty, IAW AFI 90-901. Do commanders and supervisors at all levels:

1.3.1. Accept no unnecessary risk? (Para 4.6.1)

1.3.2. Make risk decisions at the appropriate level? (Para 4.6.2)

1.3.3. Accept risk when benefits outweigh the cost? (Para 4.6.3)

1.3.4. Integrate risk mgt into operations and planning at all levels? (Para 4.6.4)

1.4. Does the commander ensure all personnel are trained on the objectives and principles of risk mgt IAW AFI 90-901, Operational Risk Mgt ? (AFI 91-202, Para 1.5.20.8)

1.5. Does the commander minimize assigning full-time safety personnel additional duties not directly associated with duties described in 91-series directives and their supplements? (AFI 91-202, Para 1.5.14.10)

1.6. Does the commander ensure safety and health training and off-duty safety information and briefings are provided to all personnel based on requirements from other regulatory guidance and the specific needs of the organization?
(AFI 91-202, Para 1.5.20.2)

1.7. Does the commander communicate safety and health expectations to personnel in their command? (AFI 91-202, Para 1.5.20.12) Note: This might include, but is not limited to Commander’s Safety Policy letters and topical briefings.

1.8. Do commanders of flying squadrons without an authorized FSO appoint a Squadron Assigned Flight Safety Officer as an additional duty? (AFI 91-202, Para 2.1.4.2) HAF CORE 7

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1.9. Does the commander emphasize the importance of identifying hazardous situations and direct the filing of appropriate HATRs or Controlled Movement Area Violations (CMAV)? Does commander ensure AF Form 651 is available to aircrews? (AFMAN 91-223, Para 6.2.1, “when merited” Para 6.2.5.1 and AFI 91-202, Att 3, Para A3.3) HAF CORE 73

1.10. Does the commander ensure all appropriate hazard abatement actions needed to control identified hazards are implemented and follow-up actions are complete? (AFI 91-202, Para 1.5.20.5)

1.10.1 Does he/she keep the safety staff updated on all abatement actions with monthly updates until hazard is abated? (AFI 91-202, Para 1.5.20.5)

2. Office Management (Personnel & Manning)

2.1. Does the COS report directly to the commander and manage the mishap prevention program for the commander? (AFI 91-202, Para 2.1.1)

2.2. Is the Chief of Safety (COS) qualified in a primary mission weapon system of the unit? (AFI 91-202, Para 2.1.1)

2.3. Has the COS completed, or been scheduled to attend, the Chief of Safety Course at the AF Safety Center or the ARCCOS Course within 90 days of assuming the COS position (in no case longer than 180 days)? (AFI 91-202, Para 2.1.1.2)

2.4. Does the COS use AFRC Manpower Standard 106A to determine the required size of the safety staff? (AFI 91-202, Para 2.1) Note: If authorized staffing levels do not meet unit’s needs, coordinate proposed changes with AFRC/SE before submission to a local management engineering team.

2.4.1. Are all safety disciplines consolidated under a single Chief of Safety? (AFI 91-202, Para 2.1)

2.4.2. Does the COS ensure each authorized position is staffed with trained and qualified professionals to manage safety programs at the staff level? (AFI 91-202, Para 2.1) Note: Filling vacancies and completing training in a timely manner with quality individuals is critical to the unit’s overall safety program.

2.5. Does the COS document specific circumstances and conditions when Career Safety Professional training (Continuing Education Units – CEU) for his/her safety staff members cannot be met? (AFI 91-202, Para 2.1.2.1.2) HAF CORE 2

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2.7. Where applicable, are Space Safety Officers (SSO) trained within 120 days or the first available course? (AFI 91-202, Para 2.1.8) 310 Space Wing

2.8. Is/are the FSO(s) current in a unit mission aircraft? (AFI 91-202, Para 2.1.4) Note: Ensure the actual name on the UMD is correct and that the individual is current. HAF CORE 3

2.8.1. Once trained, do individual FSOs fill the position for a minimum of 18 months? (AFI 91-202, Para 2.1.4) HAF CORE 4

2.8.2. Has the full-time FSO completed AMIC and the ASPM course within 90 days but no later than 180 days from appointment? Note: AFRC FSOs may fulfill this requirement by attending AMIC and ARCCOS. (AFI 91-202, Para 2.1.4.1)
HAF CORE 5, 6

2.9. If an FSNCO is assigned to the unit or approved on the Unit Manning Document, are they in compliance with paragraph 2.1.5 through 2.1.5.3 of AFI 91-202? (AFI 91-202, Para 2.1.5)
Currently, there are no funded full-time FSNCOs assigned to AFRC units. Several AFRC units have elected to establish additional-duty FSNCOs. HAF CORE 8-13

2.9.1. Do units that possess aircraft with enlisted crew positions consider appointing additional-duty FSNCOs to assist in the flight safety program?
(AFI 91-202, Para 7.3.5)

2.10. Do Squadron Assigned Flight Safety Officers (SAFSOs) manage the squadron flight safety program but also carry out all normal wing safety duties as requested by the Wing COS? (AFI 91-202, Para 7.3.5) Note: SAFSOs are an extension of the wing flight safety program but are supervised by the squadron commander. The COS is tasked to assist the commander with implementation and integration of risk management into all on-duty operations and missions, and off-duty activities. (AFI 91-202, Para 7.3.5 & Para 1.2) Therefore:

2.10.1. Upon appointment, do SAFSOs contact the wing safety office for required training? (AFI 91-202, Para 7.3.5.1.1) HAF CORE 36

2.10.2. Do SAFSOs administer the unit safety program? (AFI 91-202, Para 7.3.5.1.2) Note: e.g. maintain squadron Safety Bulletin Board and conduct flight safety meetings.

2.10.3. Do SAFSOs disseminate flight safety information to unit crewmembers? (AFI 91-202, Para 7.3.5.1.3) HAF CORE 37

2.10.4. Do SAFSOs forward all flying safety matters of significance, which cannot be corrected at the unit level through the unit commander to the COS?
(AFI 91-202, Para 7.3.5.1.4) HAF CORE 38

2.10.5. Do SAFSOs assist in conducting wing safety inspections as requested and conduct unit self-inspections? (AFI 91-202, Para 7.3.5.1.5) HAF CORE 39

2.10.6. Do SAFSOs ensure a current file of applicable safety directives, to include AFI 91-202, AFI 91-204, AFP 91-212 and AFI 36-2833 are maintained by the unit? (AFI 91-202, Para 7.3.5.1.6) HAF CORE 40

2.10.7. Do SAFSOs maintain Volume V of the squadron Flight Crew Information File (FCIF) IAW AFI 11-202, Volume 2, Aircrew Standardization/Evaluation Program? (AFI 91-202, Para 7.3.5.1.7) HAF CORE 41

2.10.7.1. If the Volume V is not maintained, AFRC SAFSOs will ensure all assigned aircrew members acknowledge flight safety information posted for review (e.g. flying safety meeting minutes, slide presentations or video presentations of flying safety meetings). SAFSOs may use automated or manual tracking means as implemented by the squadron to track accomplishment of required events (e.g. PEX, COOL, Up NArms, etc). (AFI91-202, AFRC Sup, Para 7.3.5.1.7)

2.10.8. Are procedures implemented to ensure all aircrews review Volume V? (AFI 91-202, Para 7.3.5.1.7) Note: See item “1” directly above.

2.10.9. Do SAFSOs maintain unit Flight Safety bulletin boards in the flying squadron? (AFI 91-202, Para 7.3.5.1.8) AFRC SAFSOs may post and update flight safety related items on the unit safety bulletin boards. AFRC SAFSOs will only be responsible for the timeliness and accuracy of the flight related items. Also, electronic means is a suitable substitute for and the preferred practice over using safety bulletin boards. (AFI91-202, AFRC Sup, Para 7.3.5.1.8) HAF CORE 42

2.10.10. In addition to the items listed above, the Wing/Group COS will provide the squadron commander and the assigned SAFSO with a list of actions expected to be accomplished by the SAFSO over the course of each year, with an expected frequency of accomplishment. This list of actions will be coordinated with, approved or endorsed by the Wing/Group Commander. This list of required actions will form the basis of the annual assessment/inspection of each flying squadron’s safety program. (AFI91-202, AFRC Sup, Para 7.3.5)

3.21.12.1. Are Phase I and II designations published in the appropriate DoD Flight Information Publications? (AFI 91-202, Para 7.3.1.4.7)

2.11. Since AFRC tenants do not have a full-time FSO authorization, do flight safety responsibilities revert to the host IAW the AFRC Supplement? (AFI 91-202, AFRC Sup, Para 7.1.2)

2.11.1. Where AFRC tenant FSO duties are performed to any degree, do tenant units coordinate their flight safety programs with the host to avoid duplication? (AFI 91-202, Para 7.1.2)

2.12. Is there an FSO appointed as a safety advisor to the base Aero Club and designated for Aero Club investigations? (AFI 91-202, Para 7.4 and AFMAN 91-223, Para 4.2.1.1) HAF CORE 43

2.12.1. Does the host safety office report Aero Club mishaps according to AFI 91-204 or AFI 34-217? HAF CORE 44

2.13. Deployed Unit Safety Officers (safety personnel deployed with DoD assets or an established safety office overseas in an AOR) will: (AFI 91-204, Para 2.11) HAF CORE 59

2.13.1. Notify the COMAFFOR safety office, who will, in turn, notify and coordinate with the MAJCOM that owns the asset (property) or personnel involved in the mishap. (AFI 91-204, Para 2.11.1)

2.13.2. Coordinate with the appointed safety investigator to compile the mishap data that can be collected locally and forward it to the owning unit for mishap report completion, as required. (AFI 91-204, Para 2.11.3) HAF CORE 60

3. Program Management and Mishap Prevention

3.1. Does each unit conducting or supporting flight operations have an aviation safety program? (AFI 91-202, Para 7.1) HAF CORE 16

3.1.1. Are program management activities, meetings, and areas requiring monitoring or coordination to complete these program requirements being documented and maintained for 48 months? Ensure all minutes and plans that are required to be posted electronically by AF instructions are posted to the AFRC/SEF CoP/SharePoint. (AFI 91-202, AFRC Sup, Para 7.1)

3.2. Is the Host safety office responsible for the base program? (AFI 91-202, Para 7.1.1)
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3.3. Does the installation’s higher headquarters (AFRC/SE for wings, groups and GSUs) conduct a Program Evaluation (PE) at least once every 36 months? (AFI 91-202, Table 3.1 & Para 3.2)

3.4. Have qualified safety personnel assessed the safety program management (Program Assessment & Safety Inspection) of each AFRC Wing, Group and Squadron annually? (AFI 91-202, Table 3.1 and AFRC Sup Para 1.5.15.4) The host, tenant and associate Wing/Group COS or FSO will conduct annual assessment/inspections of all assigned flying squadrons flight safety programs. When possible, these assessments/inspections should be conducted in conjunction with the annual ground and weapons assessments/inspections. (AFI91-202, AFRC Sup, Para 7.6.1) Note: GSU’s will have their PAs conducted in conjunction with the unit’s CUI. HAF CORE 50

3.4.1. Was a written report prepared for each assessment with a copy sent to the commander of the organization? (AFI 91-202, Para 3.3.2) Note: The evaluation report may be combined with the annual inspection report.

3.4.2. GSU’s, with a full-time safety staff, with a parent Wing/Group will be assessed every 3 years by the parent Wing/Group. GSU’s, with a full-time safety staff, without a parent Wing/Group, will be assessed every 3 years by AFRC/SE. GSU’s, without a full-time safety staff, without a parent Wing/Group will be assessed IAW their Support Agreement. GSU reports completed by non-AFRC/SE staffs will be sent to the AFRC/SE Workflow organizational e-mail account, by the AFRC GSU inspected. (AFI91-202, AFRC SUP, Para 3.3) Note: GSU’s will have their Program Assessment conducted in conjunction with the unit’s CUI effective 1 Oct 12.

3.5. Does the COS conduct an annual assessment/inspection of all assigned (host) flying units’ flight safety programs for compliance with USAF and wing requirements? (AFI 91-202, Para 7.6.1) HAF CORE 18, 50

3.6. Does the Host COS assess Tenant unit flying safety programs if/as stated in the Base Support agreements? (AFI 91-202, Para 7.6.1) AFRC tenant unit’s internal programs will be assessed by AFRC SEF during regularly scheduled CUI inspections. The interval and duration will be as scheduled by the AFRC IG. (AFI91-202, Para 7.6.2 & AFRC Sup, Para 7.6.2)

3.7. Does the COS monitor routine airfield maintenance and major construction projects? (AFI 91-202, Para 7.7 & AFRC Sup, Para 7.7) Note: Tenant and Associate units coordinate with their Host COS. AFRC Host units coordinate with tenant COSs. HAF CORE 53

3.7.1. Has the COS reviewed the initial construction plans on major construction projects for compliance with AFI 32-1023 and attend any preconstruction briefings to consider it’s affect on unit operations? (AFI 91-202, Para 7.7)

3.7.2. Does the COS participate in the annual Chief of Airfield Management review of airfield waivers per AFI 13-213, Airfield Management? (AFI 91-202, Para 7.7.1) Note: The COS should participate in risk analysis of items needing waivers.

3.8. Training meetings and briefings -- Does the COS ensure the following: (AFI 91-202, Para 7.5)

3.8.1. Each flying unit will conduct quarterly aircrew flying safety meetings. This requirement is fulfilled whether conducted as a unit or Wing. Topics covered should include unit mishaps, MDS-specific trend analysis, local flying hazards (e.g. airspace, aerodrome), seasonal concerns (weather), human factors, etc. (AFI 91-202, Para 7.5.1) HAF CORE 45

3.8.2. Maintenance units receive timely briefings on maintenance-related mishaps and trends relevant to the unit’s mission/MDS. (AFI 91-202, Para 7.5.2) HAF CORE 46

3.8.3. HATR and HAP reporting procedures and requirements are briefed at least annually to aircrew and ATC personnel (see Attachment 3 of AFI 91-202 and AFMAN 91-223 for reporting requirements). (AFI 91-202, Para 7.3.2) HAF CORE 28

3.8.4. Airfield Operations personnel receive timely briefings on HATR and CMAV (Controlled Movement Area Violation) related mishaps, events and trends. (AFI 91-202, Para 7.5.3) HAF CORE 47

3.8.5. Interim Safety Board Training. AFRC host, tenant and associate units are not tasked to conduct interim safety board (ISB) member training unless the commitment has been included in a letter of agreement or host base support agreement. Otherwise, units may elect to participate in the host (or nearest AFB) base training. Interval and mode of training should be coordinated with the host base (or nearest AFB). (AFI 91-202, AFRC Sup, Para 7.5.4) HAF CORE 48, 56, 57, 58

3.8.6. Other Activities Related to Flight Safety. The FSO/ FSM/FSNCO or their designated representative, should attend Airfield Operations Board meetings, Foreign Object Damage Prevention Committee meetings and Standardization Evaluation and Training review meetings. (AFI 91-202, Para 7.5.5) HAF CORE 49

3.9. Has the COS/FSO coordinated with maintenance and flight-line personnel to ensure they report all FOD discovered during inspections to the safety office for mishap reporting determination? (AFI 91-204, AFRC Sup, Para 1.4.6)

3.10. Has the COS developed a spot inspection program for the safety staff to ensure coverage of on-and off-duty activities that occur on, or are controlled by, the installation? (AFI 91-202, Para 3.5.1 and AFRC Sup, Para 3.5.1) Note: At AFRC Tenant/Associate locations, the COS will coordinate the spot inspection program and findings with the host base safety office IAW AFI 91-202, AFRC Sup, Para 3.5.1).

3.10.1. Do spot inspections document at least the following: the organization, unit, and activity or work area inspected? The date, time, inspector’s name and their organizational or office symbol? A brief description of the areas, equipment or processes/procedures reviewed as well as observations (may also include positive findings), hazards or unsafe work practices? When qualified safety personnel identify hazards, do they assign RACs as applicable? Are causes of deficiencies and hazards noted? Are recommendations for corrective action documented? Is the name and phone number of the responsible person included? (AFI 91-202, Para 3.5.3) Note: Reference AFRC/SEF’s CoP/SharePoint for Spot Inspection Best Practice programs.

3.10.2. Does the COS ensure appropriate follow-up actions (every 30 days) are conducted and documented until findings are closed? (AFI 91-202, Para 3.5.3.8)

3.11. Does the FSO/COS help develop and review appropriate emergency response plans and coordinate on any other installation plans involving flight safety or aircraft emergencies? (AFI 91-202, Para 1.5.15.15 and Para 7.2)
Note: AFRC Installation Host safety offices are responsible for developing these plans. AFRC Tenant/Associate Safety offices will ensure the appropriate partnership with the installation mishap response plan. If necessary, address specific AFRC roles through Tenant/Associate support agreements. (AFI 91-202, AFRC Sup, Para 1.5.15.15) Areas to review include:
HAF CORE 17

3.11.1. The Installation Host COS is responsible for ensuring that units develop an aviation specific portion of the Aircraft Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP). Has the COS ensured the plan defines roles, responsibilities and notification requirements for leadership and all involved agencies? Does it review emergency plans and procedures to include but not limited to: SAFE HAVEN, SAFE PARKING, HAZMAT and disaster response required by AFMAN 32-4013 (Hazardous Material Emergency Planning and Response Guide) and/or AFI 10-2501 (Air Force Emergency Management (EM) Program Planning and Operations)? Are safety concerns and notifications addressed? The CEMP should include elements of and reference existing plans IAW AFI 91-202, Para 1.5.15.15.1 through Para 1.5.15.15.8 and Attachment 4. (AFI 91-202, Para 1.5.15.15 and Para 7.2.1)

3.11.2. Does the AFRC unit (if applicable) review/update their mishap response plan and SIB support MOA/MOUs for accuracy/applicability on an annual basis during the last quarter of each fiscal year (NLT 30 September)? (AFI 91-204, AFRC Sup, Para 2.7.2) Note: It is the active duty’s requirement to establish all mishap response and SIB support MOAs/MOUs between active duty and ARC units—not an AFRC requirement. All established MOA/MOUs will be maintained by the MAJCOM/SE and HQ AFRC/SE. (AFI 91-204, Para 2.7.2)

3.11.2.1. Is the unit’s mishap response plan and SIB support MOA/MOU posted on the AFRC CoP/SharePoint? (AFI 91-204, AFRC Sup, Para 2.7.2)

3.11.2.2. Does the wing safety office Mishap Investigation Kit have all of the items that are required to conduct a safety investigation IAW AFI 91-204? (AFI 91-202, Para 2.4.3.1) Additionally, does the unit base their mishap response kit’s content IAW the requirements dictated by their SIB support MOA/MOU? (AFI 91-204, AFRC Sup, Para 2.7.2.1)
Note: Mishap investigation kits are optional for AFRC units per AFI 91-202, Para 2.4.3.1.

3.11.3. Has the AFRC unit safety office created “local “ ISB initial response procedures (“local ISB duties”) to accomplish the actions required by AFI 91-204, Para 2.8.1 and 2.8.3? (AFI 91-204, AFRC Sup, Para 2.9.2 and Attachment 1) Note: AFRC defines these duties as preserving evidence and gathering factual data (such as aircraft, personnel, and suspect ground equipment records) in support of the “on-scene” ISB President. Typically the commander appoints the COS/FSO for this duty. (AFI 91-204, AFRC Sup, Attachment 1) AFRC units will not form the on-scene ISB unless pre-coordinated in a letter of appointment or Host base support agreement. (AFI 91-204, AFRC Sup, Para 2.7.4 and AFMAN 91-223, AFRC Sup, Para 2.1)

3.11.4. Interim Safety Boards – AFRC units are not to be tasked to conduct ISBs unless the commitment has been coordinated with the nearest active duty installation and included in a letter of agreement or Host base support agreement (responsibility of the nearest Active Duty AFB). (AFI 91-204, AFRC Sup, Para 2.7.4) Note: See AFRC “local ISB duties” IAW AFI 91-204, Attachment 1) HAF CORE 48, 56, 57, 58

3.12. Toxicology Testing -- The Commander of the nearest Active Duty AFB is responsible to ensure toxicology testing is immediately conducted on all military crewmembers on the flight orders following a Class A or B mishap. AFRC commanders have the discretion to TOX test involved military crewmembers from any category or level of mishap. (AFI 91-204, Para 2.7.5.1) Note Coordinate with SG & JAG to ensure local TOX testing is available during and after duty hours. See AFI for testing DOD civilian and contract employees. Coordinate with AFRC/SEF to resolve any issues that may arise due to duty status.


3.13. Do Flight Safety personnel (to include SAFSO) inspect, assess and monitor flight-related workplaces, operations and support IAW Chapter 3 of AFI 91-202? (AFI 91-202, Para 7.6.4 & AFRC Sup, Para 7.6.4) Note: AFRC units tailor this list to include only those areas that are applicable to your installation/unit and local concerns. Add items as desired. Deletion of items must be coordinated with AFRC/SEF prior to deletion. Reference AFRC/SEF’s CoP/SharePoint for Best Practices in these areas.
In general: Host units are responsible for all areas, Tenant units primarily monitor and document areas that they control, Associate units monitor and
augment Host efforts. HAF CORE 52

3.13.1. Airfield (AFI 91-202, Para 7.6.4.1): HAF CORE 27
• High-interest areas
• Airfield Daily Inspections
• Ramps and runways (including taxiways, overruns, stressed and unstressed pavement areas immediately next to runways)
• Engine-run areas (including engine exhaust standoff distances and condition of pavement to prevent FOD)
• Lighting systems (including runway, approach, taxi, ramp and vehicle control lights)
• Barriers and arresting gear
• Airfield obstructions (including obstacles on approach paths)
• Airfield markings (including runway and distance markings, taxi lines, etc.)
• Airfield signs (include distance remaining, instrument/VFR hold, taxiway guidance, etc.)
• Vehicle traffic control on or around the airfield and parking areas
• Airfield vegetation w/i aircraft movement area is maintained between 7 and 14 inches
• Wildlife hazards present on the airfield

3.13.2. Operations and Maintenance (AFI 91-202, Para 7.6.4.2)
• Supervisor of flying program and Runway supervision program
• Emergency-response equipment (including crash-rescue vehicles, ambulances, communications and crash-recovery equipment)
• Bird/Wildlife strike reporting
• Aircraft marshaling, fueling and towing procedures
• Foreign object damage control program, control equipment and procedures
• Aero Club operations (March ARS only)
• Aircraft generations, engine start and launch exercises
• Post-flight maintenance debriefing procedures
• Unit and transient maintenance operations
• Product Quality Deficiency Reporting System
• Flight safety information use in maintenance training flight
• Maintenance engine-run training procedures
• Engine-run areas (including engine exhaust area/condition of pavement to prevent FOD)
• Snow removal plans and operations, if applicable
• Deicing training for aircrew/maintenance. Include flight line-deicing procedures
• Low-level routes, weapons ranges and drop zones
• AFRC host/tenant units - Air refueling routes (if the unit has scheduling responsibilities)
• Functional check flight procedures
• Assigned and attached unit’s flight workplaces, briefings and meetings
• Distribution of safety publications
• Life-support workplaces, training programs and Egress training.

3.14. Airfield Management, inspections and coordination – Is Flight Safety a member of the Airfield Operations Board (AOB)? (AFI 13-204, Vol 3, Para 4.2) Note: This board convenes quarterly, is chaired by the Wing CV and provides a forum for discussing, updating and tracking various activities associated with support of the flying mission. HAF CORE 49

3.15. Does the Airfield Manager (AFM), in conjunction with CE and Safety, conduct the Annual Certification/Safety Inspection to evaluate the airfield's condition and compliance with USAF airfield infrastructure and safety requirements? (AFI 13-204, Vol 2, Para 2.12.1) Note: The checklist is available in Attachment 4 of AFI 13-204, Vol 2. Safety will assist with the inspection, and describe the risk control measures taken to minimize hazards. These precautions could include items such as issuing NOTAMs, closure of unsafe airfield areas or noncompliant portions of the airfield, briefing programs to flying personnel on safety and procedures, etc. Also note: AFI 13-204, Vol 3, Para 17.3.1 highly recommends a monthly inspection with Safety.

3.15.1. Airfield Operations will staff the inspection report and Wing Safety shall review and coordinate on the staff package prior to WG/CC’s coordination/endorsement. (AFI 13-204, Vol 2, Para 2.12.1.5.3)

3.16. Does the Airfield Manager coordinate with Safety on the following programs/issues IAW AFI 13-204, Vol 3?

3.16.1. Bird/Wildlife Hazard Management. (AFI 13-204, Vol 3, Para 15.1.1.3.42.1)

3.16.2. Designating parking, loading and servicing of aircraft with hazardous cargo or live armament handling (e.g., guns, missiles and bombs). (AFI 13-204, Vol 3, Para 15.1.1.3.42.2) Note: UAS/RPA issues are addressed in Para 3.10.3.2.1

3.16.3. Developing and applying OPLANs to respond to aircraft incidents or accidents, in-flight emergencies (IFE) and similar disasters on or off base. (AFI 13-204, Vol 3, Para 15.1.1.3.42.3)

3.16.4. Determining Risk Assessment Codes (RAC) and applying ORM principles for hazardous airfield conditions. (AFI 13-204, Vol 3, Para 15.1.1.3.42.4)

3.16.5. Notification of conditions that may impact the airfield and /or flying operations. (AFI 13-204, Vol 3, Para 15.1.1.3.9)

3.16.6. Conduct and document an inspection with Safety before and after completion of any airfield construction, changes or additions to the flying mission or changes affecting aircraft parking/taxi procedures. (AFI 13-204, Vol 3, Para 17.3.2)

3.16.7. Participate with Safety in the annual review of waivers (permanent and temporary) to airfield and airspace criteria. (AFI 13-204, Vol 3, Para 15.1.1.3.37.2)

3.16.8. Quarterly airfield inspections of USAF(R) owned/operated auxiliary airfields. The results of this inspection will be briefed at the Airfield Operations Board (AOB). (AFI 13-204, Vol 3, Para 3.1.4.3 and 3.1.4.1)

3.17. Does the safety staff participate in any federal, state, or local safety councils or committees? Participation is encouraged but not required. (AFI 91-202, Para 2.7)

3.18. Does the safety staff ensure proper recognition of personnel through the Air Force Safety Awards Program as outlined in AFI 36-2833? (AFI 91-202, Para 7.3.4 and Para 1.5.15.21) Note: See AFI 36-2833 for guidance.

3.19. Have high interest areas, if identified, been designated by the COS in writing? If so, are inspections accomplished/documented at least monthly? (AFI 91-202, Para 3.6)

3.19.1. Do AFRC COSs review and update designated high-interest areas by discipline semi-annually? Are these areas identified in writing, signed by the COS, and filed for reference purposes? Is the lack of high interest areas also documented? (AFI 91-202, AFRC Sup, Para 3.6)

3.20. Mishap Analysis Program – In order to reduce mishaps, Commanders and COSs must know the type and number of mishaps that occur in their command. Once identified, commanders can take risk mitigation actions based on statistical data. This historical approach should not preclude a proactive, forward looking plan based on hazards that haven’t yet caused a mishap. (AFI 91-202, Para 5.5) Wings will:

3.20.1. Conduct an annual analysis and develop specific actions to reverse adverse trends. Analysis should target specific problem areas with recommendations for commander approval and appropriate actions. (AFI 91-202, Para 5.5.1.1) HAF CORE 14

3.20.2. Analysis programs must identify successes or problem areas and trends, measure safety program effectiveness and guide prevention actions. (AFI 91-202, Para 5.5.1.2) Note: Trends can include, but are not limited to; mishaps and events, unusual occurrences, Stan/Eval issues, and spot inspections. HAF CORE 15

3.21. Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) – AFRC Host units will establish a BASH plan. AFRC Tenant and Associate units will provide input to their Host BASH program. (AFI 91-202, Para 7.2.2 and AFRC Sup Para 7.2.3) HAF CORE 19

3.21.1. Is the BASH plan reviewed annually for accuracy and compliance with current directives, revising as necessary? Ensure all tenant units are included in the base BASH plan. (AFI 91-202, Para 7.3.1.4.2) HAF CORE 20

3.21.2. Has the AFRC Host safety office coordinated a BASH plan that meets the basic AF and command operational requirements including Bird Watch Condition (BWC) declaration procedures, dissemination procedures, actions required by aircrew, and dispersion procedures? (AFI 91-202, AFRC Sup, Para 7.2.2)

3.21.3. Has the Host flight safety office established the BASH plan to include defining the nature and extent of wildlife hazards and implementation of the plan? (AFI 91-202, Para 7.2.2)

3.21.4. Has a risk analysis been completed to determine potential wildlife risk to operations during the periods of +/- one hour of sunset/sunrise and taken appropriate measures to mitigate risk? (AFI 91-202, Para 7.3.1.4.8) HAF CORE 26

3.21.5. Do all AFRC flying units ensure a current copy of the installation’s BASH plan is electronically uploaded onto the AFRC/SEF CoP/SharePoint? (AFI 91-202, AFRC Sup, Para 7.3.1.4.2)

3.21.6. Has the Tenant safety office, in coordination with their OG/CC (or equivalent), provided command operational requirements including BWC declaration and dissemination procedures, actions required by aircrew, and dispersion procedures to the Host office for inclusion in the base BASH program? Does it address base support during periods when the Host is not flying (such as weekends)? (AFI 91-202, AFRC Sup, Para 7.2.3 & Para 7.3.1.4.1 and AFRC Sup, Para 7.3.1.4.1)

3.21.7. The BASH program requires complete documentation of local wildlife hazards, effects on missions and possible solutions to include hazards surrounding ranges used by local flying units. Tenant units located on an airfield that is not hosted by the Air Force, AFRC or ANG will establish a BASH program with host authority (civilian airport, Naval Air Station, Federal airfield, etc.). Does the BASH program document coordination with the host authority on reducing wildlife hazards? (AFI 91-202, Para 7.3.1.4)

3.21.8. Has the safety office establish a Bird Hazard Working Group (BHWG) consisting of organizations involved in airfield wildlife control, habitat management, operations and safety, meeting at least semi-annually, with minutes maintained? (AFI 91-202, Para 7.3.1.4.5) HAF CORE 22

3.21.9. Do AFRC Tenant and associate units participate in their host BHWG and not conduct an internal unit BHWG? (AFI 91-202, AFRC Sup, Para 7.3.1.4.5)

3.21.10. Do all AFRC flying units ensure the minutes of the installation’s BHWG meetings are electronically uploaded onto the AFRC/SEF CoP/SharePoint?
(AFI 91-202, AFRC Sup, Para 7.3.1.4.5)

3.21.11. Does the BASH plan develop a Bird Hazard Warning System to inform aircrews of possible flight hazards due to wildlife activity in local areas and use Bird Watch Condition (BWC) codes to communicate these hazards (Severe, Moderate, Low)? (AFI 91-202, Para 7.3.1.4.6) HAF CORE 23

3.21.11.1. Do supervisors and aircrews evaluate mission needs before conducting operations in areas under BWC SEVERE? (AFI 91-202, Para 7.3.1.4.6.1)

3.21.12. Does safety ensure designation of Phase I and Phase II bird activity periods are based on historical bird activity information? (AFI 91-202, Para 7.3.1.4.7) HAF CORE 24

3.21.12.1. Are Phase I and Phase II designations published in the appropriate DoD Flight Information Publications? (AFI 91-202 Para. 7.3.1.4.7) HAF CORE 24

3.21.13. For every bird strike, does the unit investigating officer send the remains (if available) to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History for identification? (AFMAN 91-223, Para 5.4.2.1) Note: Review Para 5.4.2.1 for procedures on sending blood smears if remains are not available. HAF CORE 70

3.21.14. Are copies of AF Form 853, Air Force Bird/Wildlife Strike Report, readily available to aircrew and maintenance personnel? (AFMAN 91-223, Para 1.3.1.9) Note: Flight safety offices of the organization owning the aircraft will report bird/wildlife strikes. Strikes occurring while aircraft are assigned to an expeditionary force will be reported by the expeditionary force flight safety office, when staffed adequately.

3.21.15. AFRC unit safety offices will coordinate with airfield management on bird/animal wildlife scare and depredation responsibilities. If determined safety personnel will perform these duties, they must be trained by qualified personnel on the use of bird scare ammunition and associated equipment. License and storage of the assets must conform to requirements listed in AFMAN 91-201. (AFI 91-202, AFRC Sup, Para 7.3.1.4.11)

3.22. Midair Collision Avoidance Program (MACA) – Units with flying programs must establish (or participate in) a written MACA program. (AFI 91-202, Para 7.3.3) HAF CORE 29-35

3.22.1. Does the AFRC Tenant or Associate unit participate in and incorporate their activities into the Host MACA program/pamphlet? They will not establish an independent program. (AFI 91-202, AFRC Sup, Para 7.3.3)

3.22.2. Does the Host COS work closely with AFRC/SE to determined OPR and other interested parties such as Airfield Ops, airspace manager, and the local FAA to establish a comprehensive MACA program? (AFI 91-202, Para 7.3.3)

3.22.3. Is the MACA program tailored to meet local needs? (AFI 91-202, Para 7.3.3)

3.22.4. Are the key objectives detailed in AFI 91-202, Para 7.3.3.1 to 7.3.3.8 incorporated in the MACA program and pamphlet? (AFI 91-202, Para 7.3.3) Note: These include but are not limited to procedures to control VFR aircraft, de-confliction of Military Training Routes (location, configuration, speed and altitude), flying public familiarity with Military Operating Areas (MOAs), appropriate maps/graphics, coordination and de-confliction of arrival and departure routes, coordination with appropriate agencies to evaluate midair potential with civil airlines and providing education/publications to general aviation operators of nearby airfields to reduce risk and minimize hazards

4. Mishap Investigation and Reporting

4.1. In addition to normal OPREP-3 reporting, does the COS or unit safety office immediately notify HQ AFRC/SE of any Class A or B mishaps? Note: If in doubt about reporting an event, contact HQ AFRC/SEF. After duty hours, contact HQ AFRC/SE on-call representative via the AFRC Command Center at DSN 497-0680, comm (478) 327-0680 or toll-free 800-223-1784, ext. 7-0680. (AFI 91-204, AFRC Sup, Para 6.2.2.1)

4.2. In addition to Class C/D mishap reporting, does the unit safety office investigate and report the following in a timely manner? Note: Reporting requirements only apply to AFRC organizations with a full-time safety staff. (AFI 91-204, AFRC Sup, Para 4.5)

4.2.1. Class E events (intent for flight or not) such as physiological, propulsion, flight controls, instrument, and miscellaneous aircraft-related events as defined in AFMAN 91-223? (AFMAN 91-223, Para 1.3, and Para 6.3.1 for physio event) HAF CORE 69

4.2.2. Any hazardous occurrence that could become a High Accident Potential (HAP) event? (AFMAN 91-223, Para 1.3.1.6)

4.2.3. Hazardous Air Traffic Report (HATR) events, Near Mid Air Collision (NMAC) events (aircraft and/or UAV), and other Air Traffic Control (ATC) publications, directives, and/or services events as required by AFMAN 91-223? (AFMAN 91-223, Para 1.3.1.7 and Para 6.2.2, Para 6.2.4, Para 6.2.5 and AFI 91-202, Att 3) HAF CORE 28, 72, 73

4.2.4. Hazard Reports IAW Chap 4 of AFI 91-202? (AFI 91-202, Para 4.3 and AFRC Sup, Para 4.3 and Para 7.6.3) Note: AFRC Hosts investigate all HRs, Tenants should only investigate unit-specific HRs, and Associates forward to the Host. HAF CORE 51

4.2.5. Controlled Movement Area (CMAV) violations? (AFMAN 91-223, Para 1.3.1.8; within 24 hours per AFMAN 91-223, Para 6.2.4) HAF CORE 72

4.2.6.Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) events, both damaging and non-damaging, local, or off-home station? (AFMAN 91-223, Para 1.3.1.9)

4.2.7. Dropped Objects (items that depart the aircraft inadvertently or unintentionally) are reported by Ops/LG. The COS/FSO will report dropped objects exceeding $50,000 in value in the appropriate mishap category per AFI 91-204 and -223.

4.2.8. Equipment damaged during airdrop malfunctions (that meet mishap/event reporting criteria/thresholds). (AFI 91-204, AFRC Sup, Para 1.8.1.3.2)

4.2.9. Spillage or leakage of radioactive, toxic, corrosive, or flammable material from aircraft stores or cargo if it creates a hazardous condition or an airborne emergency divert? (AFMAN 91-223, Para 1.3.1.5.5 and 6.1.3)

4.2.10. AFRC mishaps involving Civil Aviation and/or ATC as detailed in AFI 91-204, paragraphs 2.7.7 and 4.8? (AFMAN 91-223, Para 4.2)

4.2.11. Aeromedical, life support, egress and other Human Factors related to the mishap are reported as Life Science safety information in AFSAS (as well as in Tab T and Tab Y for formal reports)? (AFMAN 91-223, Para 6.1.3, and 6.3.1 – 6.3.3)

4.2.12. USAF Aero Club mishaps as directed by mishap reporting guidance detailed in AFMAN 91-223? (AFMAN 91-223, Para 4.2.1 and 4.2.1.2)

4.3. AFRC tenant and associate units should forward HATRs to the host base safety office for processing. (AFI 91-202, AFRC Sup, Para 7.3.2) Note: This must be accomplished within 24 hours per AF 91-223, Para 6.2.4. When merited per AFMAN 91-223, Para 6.2.5.1 HAF CORE 72, 72

4.4. Does the COS ensure that all SIBs are formed with appropriately trained personnel? (AFMAN 91-223, Para 5.3 thru 5.3.9 and AFI 91-204, AFRC Sup, Para 2.6.1.1)

4.5. Are investigations completed within 30 days of the mishap? (AFI 91-204, Para 5.2)

4.5.1. Are AFSAS messages transmitted IAW the AFI 91-204 Table 6.2 reporting schedule? (AFI 91-204, Para 6.2.1 and Table 6.2) HAF CORE 62

4.5.2. If an extension is required, is the request formatted correctly IAW AFI 91-204, AFRC Sup, Para 5.2?

4.5.3. Although AFSAS has an error check capability, does convening authority SEFs review AFSAS data fields prior to the release of the Final Message for accuracy (i.e. mishap category, mishap class, mishap costing, one-liner, etc.). IAW AFI 91-204, Guidance Memorandum 1, page 2, item 8

4.5.4. Is Privacy Act information removed from messages, to include but not limited to, names and social security numbers? (AFI 91-204, Para 6.2.1.3) HAF CORE 63

4.6. Are Status Messages sent via AFSAS to explain delays and relay new or correct erroneous information since the previous message? If sent due to a delay, does the investigator explain the reason for the delay and the expected completion date? (AFI 91-204, Para 6.2.3, Para 6.2.3.2 & Table 6.2) Note: Investigators may send status messages as often as deemed necessary in addition to those required by Table 6.2. HAF CORE 64

4.7. Are Final Messages written so the reader clearly understands how the findings and causes were determined and clearly states the role of the individuals found causal in the mishap sequence? (AFI 91-204, Para 6.2.4) HAF CORE 65

4.8. If designated as the OPR for any Open Recommendations following a mishap or event, does the safety office (or OPR) utilize AFSAS to close the recommendation after corrective action has been completed? (AFI 91-204, Para 7.3.6 and AFRC Sup, Para 7.3.2 and AFI 91-202 Para 1.5.15.5) HAF CORE 1, 68

4.9. When AF personnel are found causal in a mishap, are they given an opportunity to submit a witness statement commenting on the findings? (AFI 91-204, Para 6.6) HAF CORE 66

4.10. Do the Office of Primary Responsibilities (OPRs) and the Office of Collateral Responsibilities (OCRs) document progress on all recommendations using AFSAS every six months until closed? (AFI 91-204, Para 7.3.4) HAF CORE 67

4.11. Does the unit consult AFRC-contracted safety specialists, during both the investigative phase as well as the report development phase, for potential quality improvements? (AFMAN 91-223,AFRC Sup, Para 5.1, Para 6.1.7 and Para 6.1.8) Note: Formal reports and briefing drafts are due to the contractor NLT 3 days prior to the Convening Authority briefing.

5. Flight Safety Administration

5.1. The COS/FSO should be proficient with AFSAS and, at a minimum, should be able to demonstrate the following during a HHQ visit:

5.1.1. Verify members of the safety office who have administrator privileges.

5.1.2. Display members with MUSTT access.

5.1.3. Query Open Investigations within their unit.

5.1.4. Display the page detailing Open Recommendations.

5.1.5. Display the page that shows members of the unit who have AFSAS access.

5.2. Does the COS provide face-to-face training to new commanders within 90 days of their arrival or appointment on the safety and health of the organization? (AFI 91-202, Para 2.3.1) Note: The COS may delegate specific disciplines to conduct Commanders Orientation. The training will be documented and include but not limited to: AFI 91-202, Para 2.3.1 & AFRC Sup Para 2.3.1)

5.2.1. Launch vehicle operations and concerns (if applicable).

5.2.2. Safety responsibilities.

5.3.3. Last annual inspection results and open recommendations, unabated hazards and hazard abatement plan.

5.2.4. Unit specific mishap rates, trends and open mishap recommendations.

5.2.5. Special interest issues (e.g., motorcycle safety, high risk activities, hazardous air traffic, OSHA Voluntary Protection Programs).

5.2.6. Explosives site plans and licensed facilities.

5.2.7. Airfield operations and concerns.

5.2.8. Safety Awards Program.

5.2.9. Air Force Culture Assessment Safety Tool (AFCAST). Note: for more information on AFCAST, see the AFSC’s web site.

5.2.10. As a minimum, the COS or FSO will participate in Flying Squadron Commanders’ orientation as well as Ops Group and Wing Commander’s orientations. The following items are in addition to the other items listed above:
AFI 91-202, AFRC Sup Para 2.3.1)

5.2.10.1. Appointment of SAFSOs. Including Aero Med Squadron (as applicable).

5.2.10.2. Review of last two annual assessment reports.

5.2.10.3. AFSAS mishap data (MDS specific historical data).

5.3. Are privileged reports safeguarded (limited access) and used only for mishap prevention? (AFI 91-202, Para 5.1 and AFI 91-204, Chapter 3 and Para 3.10) HAF CORE 55
Note: The COS will ensure individuals with access to safety or mishap information, privileged or otherwise, know the limitations placed on their uses and the requirements for protecting such materials. Actual or potential compromise of Privileged information will be thoroughly investigated. (AFI 91-204, Para 2.10.1)

5.3.1. Are mishap reports that are disseminated for prevention purposes (beyond AFSAS) sanitized IAW AFI 91-204? After sanitation, are “Privileged” markings removed? (AFI 91-204, Para 3.7.1)

5.3.2. When using e-mail, is the privileged document password protected and the password transmitted in a separate e-mail? (AFI 91-204, Para 3.6.1, paraphrased ) HAF CORE 61

5.3.3. Does the AFRC unit safety office maintain a list of annually trained individuals who have access to privileged safety information and the date they were briefed on proper handling procedures? (AFI 91-202, AFRC Sup, Para 5.1.1 and Para 1.5.15.12) Note: The AFRC/SE web site has a PowerPoint presentation that, when e-mailed to recipients annually, satisfies this requirement. The COS should be proficient at utilizing AFSAS to verify who in their unit has access to AFSAS. HAF CORE 54

5.3.3.1. The Chiefs of Safety at each level of command (Wing/SE or Group/SE) will ensure privilege training requirements are accomplished annually for their respective staffs and associated personnel. (AFI 91-204, AFRC Sup, Para 2.10.1) Note: Same as “c” above but different AFI reference.

5.3.4. If an AFRC unit requests privileged information from AFSEC/JA, do they send a copy of the request to AFRC/JA/SE? (AFI 91-202, AFRC Sup, Para 5.1)

5.4. Does the safety office ensure a publications library is established IAW AFI 91-202? (AFI 91-202, Para 2.5) Note: May be hard copy or electronic format.

5.5. Does safety staff maintain appropriate safety magazines? (AFI 91-202, Para 2.5.1.4)

5.6. Does the unit safety office (acting on behalf of the commander) ensure that AF Form 651 and AF Form 457 are available to aircrews at base operations facilities, flying squadron operations offices, in trip kits, and in USAF ATC facilities? (AFMAN 91-223, Para 6.2.1, and AFI 91-202, Para 4.5) HAF CORE 71

5.6.1. Within 24 hours of notification of a HATR or CMAV, does the safety office fax or transmit the AF Form 651 or AF Form 457 to the appropriate safety office? (AFMAN 91-223, Para 6.2.4) HAF CORE 72

5.7. If an SIB is formed to investigate a mishap involving the unit’s aircraft or operator, does the COS advise the unit/CC of the potential for a Commander’s Representative on the SIB (subject to convening authority approval)? (AFMAN 91-223, Para 5.2.3.5)

5.8. If a member of the unit safety staff is appointed to an SIB, or appointed as a Single Investigating Officer (SIO), does this duty take precedence over all other duties? (AFMAN 91-223, Para 5.1.2)

5.9. If selected as an SIB member, does the unit ensure an ESP code of “IS” is added to the member’s orders to facilitate AFRC-level tracking of incurred expenses? Note: The unit providing an SIB member(s) is responsible for all pay/allowances, per diem, and travel expenses. The unit experiencing the mishap does not provide funding for SIB participation. If the SIB member’s unit requires reimbursement for the incurred expenses, they must submit an unfunded requirement request (UFR) through appropriate FM channels. (AFI 91-204, AFRC Sup, Para 5.3.2)

5.10. Do units in possession of formal mishap reports destroy these reports upon receipt of the MOFE? (AFMAN 91-223, Table A3.1 note in right column)

5.11. Do AFRC full-time safety staff personnel maintain and keep current the on-line web based (AFRC SIB and Safety Training Database) database and review/update the roster semi-annually? Data must be updated within 60 days of course completion and reviewed /updated by 1 Feb and 1 Jul of each year. (AFI 91-202, AFRC Sup Para 2.3 and Para 1.5.15.13)

5.12. Do the Host-Tenant support agreements adequately address safety responsibilities?
(AFI 91-202, AFRC Sup, Para 1.5.15.4 and 1.5.15.22) Note: Per AFI 91-202, AFRC Sup, Para 1.5.15.22, units are encouraged to publish local supplements to formalize safety duties and responsibilities. Attach electronic link of current or draft HTSA for HHQ Assessments.

5.13. Does the safety office research and ensure unit’s compliance with all local regulations and requirements not addressed in this checklist (i.e. Host installation policies, applic-able gaining MAJCOM supplements, State BASH procedures and permits, etc.)?

5.14. If Blue Four News is distributed to appropriate unit personnel, is it controlled as privileged information? (AFI 91-202, Para 5.3)

5.15. Do flying units, units operating a test range and units with host base responsibilities who support these activities or as designated by the installation commander, have the use of a two-way radio (UHF/VHF)-equipped 4-wheel drive vehicle capable of transporting a minimum of four people and their associated mishap investigation equipment? (AFI 91-202, Para 2.4)

5.16. Are all safety-related Deficiency Reports (DR) coordinated with the local safety office? (T.O. 00-35D-54 Para 2.2.6.7 & 3.4.2.3 & 5.4.2.4)

5.16.1. For DRs associated with a mishap investigation, do unit safety offices include an update from the appropriate single manager prior to submitting status messages every 30 days? (AFMAN 91-223, AFRC Sup, Para 5.5.7)

5.17. In all cases, does the unit safety office notify AFRC/SE in writing if deficiencies exist that prevent the implementation of the flight safety program? Issues should be resolved at the local level to the maximum extent practical before elevating. (AFI 91-202, AFRC Sup, Para 7.1.1 (Host) and AFRC Sup, Para 7.1.2

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